Philippe Peigneux

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Philippe Peigneux is PhD in Psychological Sciences (2000; University of Liège [ULg], Belgium). He is currently Tenure Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, where he is also the co-director of the Neuropsychology and Functional Neuroimaging Research Unit (UR2NF; affiliated at CRCN and at the ULB Neurosciences Institute (UNI; Professor Peigneux is active in sleep research since 1996 and published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research is mainly but not exclusively focused on investigating the relationships between sleep, learning and memory consolidation processes, and in a wider perspective the interrelationships between cognitive processes and vigilance states, including sleep and biological rhythms, both in healthy and pathological conditions, in adulthood and across children development. A specific focus is made on the processes by which novel representations are created and novel information consolidated in long-term memory. Studies are primarily conducted using behavioural and cognitive approaches and advanced structural (DTI) and functional (fMRI) magnetic resonance , Near InfraRed Spectroscopy (NIRS), electroencephalography (EEG) and magneto-encephalography (MEG) techniques. Philippe Peigneux is a member of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) since 2001 and was part of the ESRS Scientific Committee (2006-2008) then Secretary in the ESRS Board (2008-2012), ESRS President (2012 – 2016) then Past-President (2016-2020).


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