CRNL life

  • Clubs at CRNL


NeuroImaging Club

Club NeuroImagerie       The NeuroImaging Club of the CRNL brings together those interested in practicing neuroimaging, mainly in humans and

       in MRI.

       Monthly meetings, on Tuesday morning, are organized to discuss, present tools / methods / preliminary results, or in the

       form of a club journal. Do not hesitate to come!

       The last topics discussed were: XNAT, BIDS / MRIQC / fMRIPrep, Git, a journal club on the reliability of fMRI results,




A page dedicated to the club on the internal CRNL wiki allows you to find material from past meetings and information for upcoming meetings + documents such as guides for using the tools available at the CRNL.

To discuss our practices and disseminate information, we use an mailing-list and a discussion thread on Slack. See you soon!

Contacts : Gaëlle Leroux, Isabelle Faillenot & Justine Épinat-Duclos.


Methodology Club

The Methodology Club was set up to meet recurring needs for assistance in the use of neuroimaging methods which are always evolving.

"A reviewer asks me to use Bayesian statistics, what should I do? "," What is the difference between Granger and DCM connectivity? "," Given my experimental design, what would be the best way to correct my baseline evoked responses? "," I would like to use the decoding approach described in this paper, does that sound relevant to you, can someone help me? "


Our operation is simple: every week, we get together, take a quick tour of the table to identify the issues of the day and we try to find concrete solutions, collectively. The answers can be immediate or they consist of putting in contact with experts in the subject, pointing to appropriate studies ...

We also interact through a mailing list and discussion thread on Slack.

This operation is proving to be virtuous: over the course of our interactions, a dynamic has been created between researchers, ITAs and students, particularly conducive and beyond the sharing of expertise, to the pooling of analysis tools, codes and data within the CRNL.

Do not hesitate to join us, regularly or occasionally because a methodological question is burning your lips.

Contacts : Françoise Lecaignard, Jérémie Mattout



  • Le CinéScience


CineScienceThe Concept 

Offer a monthly scientific discussion on a given subject, with as an illustration the broadcast of excerpts from "cult" / popular films of a few minutes followed by discussions with a scientist to question the concepts presented or questions raised by the film / the topic.


The first sessions

July 4, 2019              Autism, Society and Research, about Autism Spectrum Disorders, extracts from the movie Rain Man

Proposed and organized by Christina SCHMITZ, DYCOG CRNL

January 23, 2020     Narco Wars: sleeping, yes but at the right time !  about Narcolepsy, extracts from the movie NARCO

Proposed and organized by Christelle PEYRON, Silvia MELZI, Manon VILLALBA, Maxime GRENOT, SLEEP CRNL

Next session            About dream...

Proposed and organised by Perrine RUBY, PAM CRNL

Contacts : Alexandra Fargeot et Pascale Giraudon



  • The seminars "WhatDoYouDoAtCRNL?"


What is your research topic? What team are you on? What know-how in this platform? and this research TuFaisQuoisupport service?

The CRNL brings together 18 research teams, 10 technical and administrative platforms which cover a wide range of research themes, models, approaches. Recently physically reunited on the same site, it seemed obvious to us to get to know each other. And for this, a series of popularized seminars, accessible to all, has emerged. So we can:

- discover the work of the teams, technical platforms and research support service of the CRNL

- pool the skills and experiences of laboratory members

- bring together research and administration

- discuss scientific or technical problems to be solved

- promote a critical look and share ideas in a friendly manner!


Contacts : Pascale Giraudon, Gaël Malleret et Paul Salin