Dr. at Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Alain Destexhe is Research Director at CNRS. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Computational Neuroscience, and has obtained grants from several institutions, such as ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche), EC (European Commission), MRC (Medical Research Council of Canada), NIH (National Institutes of Health, USA), and HFSP (Human Frontier Science Program). His main research interests in computational neuroscience stand at the interface between physics (dynamical systems) and neurosciences (electrophysioplogy). The current research directions include the study of stochastic activity in cerebral cortex and its consequence on integrative properties and coding, the study of collective dynamics in networks (oscillations, chaotic states) and local field potentials, as well as the conception of methods at the interface with electrophysiology.