Satoru Otani

Satoru Otani is an INSERM researcher (CR1). His main interest is the cellular and molecular mechanisms of long-term synaptic plasticity in rodent prefrontal cortex. He has particularly studied how dopamine, an important neurotransmitter for prefrontal function, regulates synaptic plasticity and how dopamine-dependent plasticity is related to high-order cognitive function of prefrontal cortex, using various techniques including electrophysiology, neuropharmacology, neurochemistry, and behavioral manipulation. Currently, he studies the ameliorating effect of virtual reality visual input, designed to activate prefrontal cortex and dopamine system, on age-related cognitive declines using animal models.



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