Dr Sophie Renaudineau

Dr Sophie Renaudineau is a senior lecturer in psychology in the School of Social Sciences and Professions.

Dr Renaudineau received her PhD in Neurosciences in University of Provence, Marseille (France) in 2008, and has been working in the field of learning and memory for approx 15 years, with questions such as “how are memory formed and consolidated” using electrophysiological recordings of individual neurons in freely behaving animals. She initially studied spatial behaviors in flying homing pigeons (GPS Path tracking) in the field, then switched onto rodents' model in the laboratory to understand the neural networks involved in such spatial behaviors. During her first postdoctoral research at M.I.T (Cambridge, USA), she became interested in the function of adult born neurons in memory. At Tufts University medical School (Boston), she started studying the functions of sleep in memory and then continued this research at UCL until today.

Dr Renaudineau's background is biology and neuroscience and she has taught neuroscience and psychology to both neuroscience and psychology students.

During her research and teaching years Dr Renaudineau taught in several different Universities (France, U.S.A and UK: Queen Mary University, Middlesex, UCL, and BPP) which provided a unique opportunity to teach students from many different cultural and academic backgrounds.

Dr Renaudineau was previously a course leader in Neurobiology and Cognitive Psychology for undergraduate programmes (Queen Mary University) and Postgraduate programmes in the MSc Psychology Conversion (BPP University). She enjoys teaching modules such as Biological Psychology, Cognition and Behavior, Biological Basis of Behavior and Psychobiology as they relate to her neuroscience background.

Davis, S., Poirier, R., Renaudineau, S., Poucet, B., SAVE, E., & Laroche, S. (2010). The Formation and Stability of Recognition Memory: What Happens Upon Recall? Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 4.

de Cothi, W., Nyberg, N., Griesbauer, E.-M., Ghanamé, C., Zisch, F., Lefort, J. M., Fletcher, L., Newton, C., Renaudineau, S., Bendor, D., Grieves, R., Duvelle, É., Barry, C., & Spiers, H. J. (2022). Predictive maps in rats and humans for spatial navigation. Current Biology, 32(17), 3676-3689.e5.

Grieves, R. M., Jedidi-Ayoub, S., Mishchanchuk, K., Liu, A., Renaudineau, S., Duvelle, É., & Jeffery, K. J. (2021). Irregular distribution of grid cell firing fields in rats exploring a 3D volumetric space. Nature Neuroscience, 24(11), Article 11.

Grieves, R. M., Jedidi-Ayoub, S., Mishchanchuk, K., Liu, A., Renaudineau, S., & Jeffery, K. J. (2020). The place-cell representation of volumetric space in rats. Nature Communications, 11(1), 789.

Jedidi-Ayoub, S., Mishchanchuk, K., Liu, A., Renaudineau, S., Duvelle, É., & Grieves, R. M. (2021). Volumetric spatial behaviour in rats reveals the anisotropic organisation of navigation. Animal Cognition, 24(1), 133–163.

Lipp, H.-P., Vyssotski, A. L., Wolfer, D. P., Renaudineau, S., Savini, M., Tröster, G., & Dell’Omo, G. (2004). Pigeon Homing along Highways and Exits. Current Biology, 14(14), 1239–1249.

Nakashiba, T., Cushman, J. D., Pelkey, K. A., Renaudineau, S., Buhl, D. L., McHugh, T. J., Barrera, V. R., Chittajallu, R., Iwamoto, K. S., McBain, C. J., Fanselow, M. S., & Tonegawa, S. (2012). Young Dentate Granule Cells Mediate Pattern Separation, whereas Old Granule Cells Facilitate Pattern Completion. Cell, 149(1), 188–201.

Poucet, B., Alvernhe, A., Hok, V., Renaudineau, S., Sargolini, F., & Save, E. (2010). [The hippocampus and the neural code of spatial memory]. Biologie aujourd’hui, 204(2), 103–112.

Renaudineau, S., Poucet, B., Laroche, S., Davis, S., & Save, E. (2009). Impaired long-term stability of CA1 place cell representation in mice lacking the transcription factor zif268/egr1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(28), 11771–11775.

Renaudineau, S., Poucet, B., & Save, E. (2007). Flexible use of proximal objects and distal cues by hippocampal place cells. Hippocampus, 17(5), 381–395.

Save, E., Hok, V., Renaudineau, S., Parron, C., & Poucet, B. (2008). Cue and Goal Encoding in Rodents: A Source of Inspiration for Robotics? In M. E. Jefferies & W.-K. Yeap (Eds.), Robotics and Cognitive Approaches to Spatial Mapping (pp. 163–180). Springer.

Dr Renaudineau Sophie

Senior Lecturer in Psychology