Alice Laniepce

Alice Laniepce
Postdoctoral Researcher
ARC Grant Holder
ResearchGate profile

Supervisor : Pierre Maurage

Research domains

During my PhD (supervised by Dr. Anne-Lise Pitel and Dr. Géraldine Rauchs, Caen, France), my research topic focuses on improving the understanding of sleep disturbances in Severe Alcohol Use Disorder (SAUD), although they play an important role in the relapse of drinking after detoxifications. I acquired an in-depth expertise in the exploration of subjective and objective sleep abnormalities in SAUD patients, as well as on their relationships with alcohol-related brain and cognitive (memory and executive functions) impairments.

My current postdoctoral stay at the UCLouvain (supervised by Pr. Pierre Maurage) aims at developing my knowledge about functional neuroimaging and socio-affective processes in SAUD patients, by studying the functional brain correlates of metadehumanisation in healthy controls and SAUD patients.

  • Population: Severe alcohol use disorder patients, Korsakoff’s syndrome patients, healthy young and older adults.
  • Tools: Sleep assessment (questionnaires, actigraphy and polysomnography), neuropsychological assessment, neuroimaging (Structural and functional MRI, PET-scan)
  • Other domains: Alcohol-induced sleep disturbances, alcohol-related brain and cognitive alterations, alcohol withdrawal syndrome

Keys publications

  • Laniepce, A.,. Modifications du sommeil associées à la consommation chronique et excessive d’alcool : liens avec les altérations cérébrales structurales et les troubles cognitifs. Thèse Psychologie. Normandie Université, 2019. Français. ffNNT : 2019NORMC039ff. fftel-03049731f
  • Laniepce, A., Lahbairi, N., Cabé, N., Pitel, A.-L., & Rauchs, G. (2021). Contribution Of Sleep Disturbances To The Heterogeneity Of Cognitive And Brain Alterations In Alcohol Use Disorder. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 58, 101435.
  • Laniepce, A., Cabé, N., André, C., Bertran, F., Boudehent, C., Lahbairi, N., … Pitel, A.-L. (2020). The effect of alcohol withdrawal syndrome severity on sleep, brain and cognition. Brain Communications, 2(2).
  • Laniepce A, Segobin S, Lannuzel C, Boudehent C, Ritz L, Urso L, Vabret F, Eustache F, Beaunieux H, Rauchs G, Pitel A (2019) Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Examinations of Self‐Reported Sleep Quality in Alcohol Use Disorder With and Without Korsakoff’s Syndrome. Alcohol Clinical Experimental Research 43:952–964.
  • Cabé, N., Laniepce, A., & Pitel, A. L. (2021). Physical activity: A promising adjunctive treatment for severe alcohol use disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 113, 106667.
  • Segobin, S., Laniepce, A, Ritz, L., Lannuzel, C., Boudehent, C., Vabret, F., Eustache, F., Beaunieux, H., Pitel, AL. (2019). Dissociating thalamic alterations in Alcohol Use Disorder defines specificity of Korsakoff syndrome. Brain. 142:1458–1470.
  • Le Berre, AP, Laniepce, A, Segobin, S, Pitel, AL, Sullivan, EV. (2019). Alcohol Use Disorder: Permanent and Transient Effects on the Brain and Neuropsychological Functions. The Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders.  302-332

Keys scientific communications

  • Laniepce, A. Sommeil, Addiction, Cognition. Forum de la société de Neuropsychologie de Langue Française (2 décembre 2020).
  • Laniepce, A., Cabé, N., Segobin, S., Bertran, F., Maillard, A., Boudehent, C., Vabret, F., Rauchs, G., Pitel, AL. Comprendre les troubles du sommeil, leur expression clinique et leurs conséquences. Les journées de la société française d’alcoologie (16 mars 2018 ; Paris, France).
  • Laniepce, A., Segobin, S., Bertran, F., Boudehent, C., Cabé, N., Vabret, F., Pitel, AL., Rauchs, G. Etude du sommeil dans le trouble de l’usage de l’alcool : impact sur les altérations cognitives et cérébrales. 1er colloque de la Fondation pour la recherche en alcoologie (6 décembre 2017 ; Rennes, France).
  • Laniepce, A., Segobin, S., André, C., Bertran, F., Lahbairi, N., Maillard, A., Mary, A., Urso, L., Vabret, F., Cabé, N., Pitel, A-L., Rauchs, G. Sleep and episodic memory performance in alcohol use disorder with and without Korsakoff Syndrome. Congress of the European Sleep Reseach Society. (Septembre 2020).
  • Laniepce, A., Cabé, N., André, C., Bertran, F., Lahbairi, N., Maillard, A., Mary, A., Segobin, S., Vabret, F., Rauchs, G., Pitel, A-L. The Impact of alcohol withdrawal on sleep, brain and cognition. 17ème congrès de l’European Society for Biomedical Research of Alcoholism (ESBRA, 21-24 septembre 2019, Lille, France).
  • Laniepce, A, Segobin, S., Ritz, L., Lannuzel, C., Boudehent, C., Vabret, F., Eustache, F., Beaunieux, H., Pitel AL, Rauchs, G. (2017). How does sleep complaint relate to structural and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging as well as cognition in alcohol use disorder? Congrès NeuroFrance, (17-19 mai 2017 ; Bordeaux, France).