Research Project (pdf)

France

Jean-Pierre Changeux

2001 Balzan Prize for Cognitive Neurosciences

Professor Changeux's broad and profound contribution ranges from the fundamental molecular mechanisms of chemical communication in the nervous system to learning and consciousness. In addition to his outstanding experimental work, Professor Changeux has made a theoretical contribution on the epigenesis of neuronal networks by selective stabilisation of developing synapses and on several aspects of cognition.
Jean-Pierre Changeux has established a new direction for the study of cognitive functions by rooting them at the molecular level.

Excerpt from The Balzan Prizewinners’ Research Projects: An Overview 2020

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