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Ana F. Vicente

Ana F. Vicente, Postdoc



Phone number:
+33 4 91 29 98 08

I am a postdoc in the laboratory of Christophe Bernard since November 2013.


I currently study the role of the nucleus reuniens in spatial navigation and its interactions with hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. We use silicon probes to record simultaneously dozens of neurons and local field potentials in freely-moving animals.

Together with the postdoc Andrea Slezia, I study the neuronal activity of the supramammilary nucleus and its interactions with the hippocampus. We combined local field recordings and single cell recordings with silicon probes and juxtacellular electrodes in anesthetized animals. 


2001-2006: Graduate student in Psychology at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2006-2008: Master in Neuroscience at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

March-June 2009: Research stay in the laboratory of Prof. Angela Roberts, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

2007- 2013: PhD in Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela. Pass with honours (cum laude)

Since november 2013: postdoc in Christophe Bernard's laboratory 


Visual Perception in Anterior Temporal Lobectomy (2015). Romero MC, Lozano M, Montes-Lourido P, Bermudez MA, Vicente AF, Prieto A, Gonzalez F. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg.

Montes-Lourido P, Bermudez MA, Romero MC, Vicente AF, Gonzalez F. (2015). Spatial Frequency Components of Images Modulate Neuronal Activity in Monkey Amygdala. Perception.

Montes-Lourido P, Vicente AF, Bermudez MA, Gonzalez F. (2015). Neural activity in monkey amygdala during performance of a multisensory operant task. J Integr Neurosci.

Vicente AF, Bermudez MA, Romero MC, Perez R, and Gonzalez F (2012). Putamen neurons process both sensory and motor information during a complex task. Brain Research, 1466:70-81.

Bermudez MA, Vicente AF, Romero MC, Arcos MD, Abalo JM, and Gonzalez F (2011). Time course of cold cataract development in anesthetized mice. Current Eye Research, 36(3):278-84.

Gonzalez F, Bermudez MA, Vicente AF, and Romero MC (2010). Orientation preference and horizontal disparity in the monkey visual cortex. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 30(6):824-33.

Bermudez MA, Vicente AF, Romero MC, Perez R, and Gonzalez F (2009). Spatial frequency components influence cell activity in the inferotemporal cortex. Visual Neuroscience, 26:421-128.

Vieira AC, Vicente, AF, Perez R, and Gonzalez F (2009). Chloral hydrate induces reversible lens opacification in mice. Current Eye Research, 34:355-359

Romero, MC, Bermudez MA, Vicente AF, Perez R, and Gonzalez F (2008). Activity of neurons in the caudate and putamen during a visuomotor task. Neuroreport; 19(11):1141-1145.