News and Press

This list is not exhaustive... Other news about the BBL can certainly be found in your favorite newspaper or heard on your favorite radio!


BBL Inauguration

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Press communication : "Cerveau et Comportement", December 2008 (in French)

 

Press communication : "Brain & Behaviour Laboratory", March 2009 (in French)

 

Press communication : "Brain and Behaviour", December 2008 (in English)

 

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Press releases

Year 2017

  • On March 3 2017,  David Sander, co director of the BBL, and Géraldine Coppin explained what is an emotion on RTS

Year 2016

  • On  October 24 2016, David Sander, co director of the BBL, talked about the exhibition "Pas de panique" on RTS
  • On October 12 2016, David Sander, co director of the BBL, explained on RTS whether individual like to be afraid
  • On September 28 2016, Didier Grandjean, member of the BBL committee, talked about fear on RTS
  • On September 14 2016, Didier Grandjean, member of the BBL committee, talked about learning and culture in primates on RTS
  • On July 4 2016, David Sander, co director of the BBL, talked about the Harpe Island on RTS
  • On April 13 2016, Patrik Vuilleumier, co director of the BBL, talked about the impact of Alzheimer's disease on face recognition in Avis d'expert on RTS
  • On April 9 2016, Patrik Vuilleumier, co director of the BBL, talked about phobias on RTS.
  • On April 2 2016, Didier Grandjean, member of the BBL committee, talked about emotions on RTS
  • On February 25 2016, Arnaud Saj and Dimitri Van de Ville were explaining that hemineglect patients can reeducate the imparied part of the brain through a mental training using neurofeedback with MRI (Magnetic Resonnance Imaging) and EEG (Electroencephalography). A video of that can be found here. The corresponding project was awarded by the 2016 Leenaards award
  • On February 10 2016, Patrik Vuilleumier, co director of the BBL, talked about the neural correlates of hypnosis and how its use impacts the perception of pain (Vacarme show, RTS)
  • On January 25 2016, David Sander, co director of the BBL, talked about emotions on RTS
  • On January 14 2016, Didier Grandjean, member of the BBL committee, talked about parental care in primates on RTS
  • On January 10 2016, Patrik Vuilleumier, co director of the BBL, showed how hypnosis can impact brain activity in the "Vacarme" radio show

Year 2015

  • On December 15 2015, David Sander, co director of the BBL, talked about emotions on RTS
  • On December 3 2015, David Sander, co director of the BBL, talked about beauty on RTS 
  • On December 2 2015, David Sander, co director of the BBL, talked about theneural correlates of beauty on RTS
  • On september 16 2015, Virginie Sterpenich, member of Sophie Schwartz's lab, explained to children how sleep works in the ODK TV show
  • On June 23 2015, David Sander, co director of the BBL, talked about emotions on RTS
  • On January 27 2015, Didier Grandjean, member of the BBL committee, talked about how emotions are expressed (RTS)

Year 2014

  • Sophie Schwartz, member of the BBL committee, and Mona Spiridon contributed to the release of a notebook for adolescents explaining sleep.
  • On December 12 2014, Didier Grandjean, member of the BBL committee, talked about emotions on RTS
  • On August 18 2014, Patrik Vuilleumier, co director of the BBL, talked about the impact of external information over the ability of the brain to stay focused (Corpus talk show, RTS)
  • On July 8 2014, Didier Grandjean, member of the BBL committee, talked how scientific research investigates music (RTS)
  • OnJune 11 2014, Didier Grandjean, member of the BBL committee, talked about smile on RTS
  • On April 9 2014, Patrik Vuilleumier, co director of the BBL, talked about phobia on RTS
  • On March 27 2014,  Patrik Vuilleumier, co director of the BBL, and Fabien Robineau were invited by CQFD to talk about neurofeedback in functional magnetic resonance imaging applied to depression: RTS.
  • On March 19 2014, Mona Spiridon talks about how the brain reacts to fear: RTS.
  • On March 14 2014, Virginie Sterpenich presents the project investigating the role of screens and the internet over sleep in adolescents: RTS. For a description of the project, please click here.
  • On March 14 2014, David Sander, co director of the BBL, was invited by CQFD to present his work on emotions.
  • On March 13 2014, Didier Grandjean, member of the BBL committee, explained how music affects emotions: RTS, Specimen.
  • During the week of the brain in Geneva (March 10 to 14 2014), Kinga Igloi explained how sleep and rewarding work and not performance enhance the encoding in memory: France Info, L'express.
  • On March 10 2014, David Sander, co director of the BBL, presented how fear works: RTS, Babylone.
  • On February 25 2014, David Sander, co director of the BBL, was invited to talk about emotions and how their interact with daily life: RTS.
  • On February 14 2014, David Sander, co director of the BBL, comments on a british study which proposes to reduce the number of basic emotions from 6 to 4: RTS.
  • On January 21 2014, David Sander, co director of the BLL, comments on a study showing where people locate emotions in the body and published in PNAS in 2014: RTS.

 

Year 2013

  • On December 13 2013, Patrik Vuilleumier, co director of the BBL, talked about hemineglect patients on RTS
  • On November 11 2013, Sophie Schwartz, member of the BBL committee, talked about sleep deprivation and depression on RTS
  • On September 5 2013, Patrik Vuilleumier, co director of the BBL, talked about prosopagnosia on RTS
  • David Sander, co director of the BBL, received the 2013 Latsis Price from the Latsis fundation (most articles are in french): Le TempsSDA, Tribune de Genève, Le matin, 20 minutes, La liberté, Le quotidien jurassien, SNF, RTS.
  • Sophie Schwartz, member of the BBL committee and invited by CQFD on November 13 2013, comments on an article published in PNAS dealing with sleep deprivation as a treatment of major depressive disorder: RTS.
  • On April 10 2013, Didier Grandjean, member of the BBL committee, talked about virtual reality and the BBL-IS on RTS
  • On April 9 2013, Didier Grandjean, member of the BBL committee, talked about how virtual reality can be used in scientific research in psychololgy
  • Inauguration of the BBL-IS room (BBL Immersive System) on thuesday April 9 2013. This room runs a virtual reality system which involves visual, olfactory and auditory stimulations in an advanced 3D environment. Le Temps, Le Courrier, La Tribune de Genève.

 

Year 2012

  • A comprendre la fonction du "bruit" dans le cerveau RTS

     

  • International Innovation is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, dedicated to disseminating the latest science, research and technological innovations on a global level. More information and a complimentary subscription offer to the publication can be found at: www.researchmedia.eu  Brainwork

     

  • Juliane Britz and Dimitri Van De Ville received the Pfizer Prize for their work on the neural bases of consciousness Tribune de Genève

Year 2011

  • Un centre d'études en neurosciences unique en Europe. Swiss -KnowHow HUG June2011

Year 2010

  • Lumière sur le cerveau
  • Notre cerveau: Un chaos bien organisé
  • La pensée décryptée à L'Université de Genève, 08.11.2010, Tribune de Genève
  • Un cerveau chaotique pour mieux s'adapter, 22.10.2010, Le Temps
  • Décrypter le cerveau pour saisir les maladies mentales, 07.10.2010, Le Temps
  • Geneva study shows how light affects the brain, 04.11. 2010, in Swisster (the journal ended publication in 2011)
  • Les HUG consacrent le contrôle de robots par la pensée, 19.10.2010, Le Temps
  • Le scanner séduit comme détecteur de mensonge, 11.06.2010, Tribune Médicale
  • Apprendre en rêvant, 10.06.2010, Le Temps
  • L'hypnose s'installe à l'hôpital, 06.01.2010, Le Courrier

Year 2009

  • Insomnie et addiction, un même combat, 16.10.09, Tribune de Genève
  • Le cerveau a une bonne mémoire des visages, 28.08.09, Tribune Médicale
  • Liaisons secrètes entre insomnies et addictions, 03.12.2009, l'Hebdo
  • Le lien entre les circuits du sommeil et de l'addiction a été démontré, 30.10.09, Tribune Médicale
  • Sommeil et addiction, 16.10.09, Le Temps
  • Look into my eyes: The power of hypnosis, 09.10.2009, new Scientist
  • Visages inoubliables, 16.08.09, Le Matin Dimanche
  • New Insight into Neural Mechanisms of Hypnosis, 14.08.2009, Dana fondation Newsletter
  • Le cerveau humain garderait le souvenir des visages, surtout malveillants, 12.08.09, La Côte
  • Ennemis mémorisés, 11.08.09, 20 minutes Genève
  • Das Gehirn merkt sich Feinde, 11.08.09, Tages-Anzeiger
  • Den Feind erkennen, 11.08.09, St. Galler Tagblatt Gesamtausgabe
  • Le cerveau reconnaît implicitement les visages, surtout ennemis, 11.08.09, Le Courrier, Genève
  • Le cerveau reconnaît les visages, 11.08.09, Le Temps
  • Découverte sur le cerveau à l'Université, 11.08.09, Tribune de Genève
  • Il cervello non dimentica i volti minacciosi, 11.08.2009, Corriere del TicinO
  • Notre cerveau garde en mémoire l'émotion exprimée par un visage, 11.08.09, Tribune de Genève
  • Mon cerveau décide, la machine exécute, 22.10.2009, Le Point
  • La mémoire des visages, 11.08.2009, myScience.ch
  • Le cerveau observé sous hypnose, 15.07.2009, Pour la science
  • L'UNIGE révèle des secrets de l'hypnose, 03.07.09, Tribune de Genève
  • Hypnose in MRI, 03.07.2009, Tages-Anzeiger
  • Brain scans show how hypnosis can paralyze a limb, 24.06.2009, Yahoo Newsletter
  • Imaging the hypnotized brain: neural mechanisms of suggested paralysis, 24.06.2009, Science News
  • Les émotions auditives décryptée à l'Université,15.05.09, Journal du Jura
  • Emotional speech leave 'signature' on the brain, 14.05.2009, New Scientist
  • Le cerveau aux petits soins à l'UNIGE, 17.04.09, RTS Revue technique suisse
  • Un complexe consacré à l'étude du cerveau, 27.03.09, Tribune Médicale
  • La science est-elle en passe de lire dans nos pensées? 17.03.09, Tribune de Genève
  • New Geneva laboratory probes grey cells, 13.03.2009, in Swisster (the journal ended publication in 2011)
  • Un complexe pour le cerveau, 13.03.09, 20 minutes Genève
  • Le cerveau a désormais son labo, 13.03.09, Journal du Jura
  • Un nouveau complexe high tech, 13.03.09, La Côte
  • Genève à la pointe de la recherche sur le cerveau et le comportement, 13.03.09, L'AGEFI
  • A Genève, Pascal Couchepin bénit l'étude du cerveau, 13.03.09, Le Temps
  • Le cerveau a désormais son labo, 13.03.09, L'Impartial
  • L'UNIGE va disséquer le cerveau à l'aune des émotions, 13.03.09, Tribune de Genève
  • Les mystérieux bienfaits de la musique, 08.02.09, Le Matin Dimanche
  • Genève en passe de devenir une référence européenne, 16.01.09, Tribune Médicale

Year 2008

  • Cerveau et comportement
  • Cerveau: un centre unique en Europe est inauguré à Genève, 11.12.2008, L'Hebdo
  • L`UNIGE prend la tête en Europe, 09.12.2008, L'AGEFI
  • Le cerveau sous toutes les coutures, 09.12.2008, Le Temps
  • Comportement et cerveau: Genève se place en leader, 09.12.2008, Tribune de Genève
  • Les émotions du sommeil
  • D'une séance d'hypnose, 07.07.2008, Tribune de Genève
  • La narcolepsie mieux comprise, 25.03.2008, Le Temps

Radio & TV interviews

Year 2013

  • Inauguration of the BBL-IS room (BBL Immersive System) on thuesday April 9 2013. This room runs a virtual reality system which involves visual, olfactory and auditory stimulations in an advanced 3D environment. RTS April 9 7:30pm, RTS April 9 12:30am, Le Temps, Rouge FM.

 

Year 2010

  • Comment se forme la pensée, 10.11.2010, TSR 19:30 le journal
  • Cerveau et lumière bleu, 04.11.2010, RSR le journal de 8h
  • Les effets de la lumière sur l'émotionnel, 03.11.2010, Léman Bleu le journal
  • Stress post traumatique: quand le coeur des héros vacille, 03.11.2010, TSR, 36,9°
  • Faites chanter vos neurones, 14.09.2010, RSR, Impatience
  • Je suis égoïste, toi non plus, 14.04.2010, TSR, Specimen

Year 2009

  • Hypnose et cerveau, 23.09.2009, RSR, Impatience
  • l'IRM et les émotions, 17.08.2009, RSR, La Science de Pain
  • Mémoire des visages, 11.08.2009, RSR, Journal du Matin
  • Mémoire des visages, 11.08.2009, RSR, World Radio Geneva
  • Regardons-nous dormir, écoutons-nous rêver, 24.07.2009, RSR, De quoi je me mêle - quartiers d'été
  • The lab: On the brain, 09.06.2009, WRS
  • De la musique contre la douleur, 18.02.2009, TSR, 36,9°
  • A la recherche du désir perdu, 08.02.2009, TSR, Mise au point
  • Le cerveau des bilingues, 16.01.2009, RSR, Impatience

Year 2008

  • GE: l'université s'est doté d'un IRM de la dernière génération, 08.12.2008, TSR, 19:00 Le journal
  • Quand le cerveau fait la fine oreille, 14.02.2008, RSR, impatience

 


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