DynaMap Team Leader

Christian-G. Benar

Christian-G. Benar, CR Inserm
DynaMap Team Leader


Phone number:
+33 4 91 38 55 62

I graduated from Ecole Supérieur d'Electricité (Supélec) in 1994. I then spent one year as an engineer at the Hospital Saint-Anne in Toulon (with Franck Vidal), and two years as a programmer at Stellate Systems (Montréal). I did my PhD under the supervision of Jean Gotman at the Montreal neurological Institute. Back to France in 2004, my postdocs were in Marseille (fMRI Center, with Jean-Luc Anton) and in Sophia Antipolis (Maureen Clerc and Theodore Papadopoulo).

I was appointed researcher INSERM ("chargé de recherche 1ère classe" ) in 2006. Since january 2012, I am the leader of the junior group "Dynamical brain Mapping" within the INS. Since September 2014, I am scientific head of the Marseille MEG platform.

My research interest is signal processing applied to brain signals (fMRI, EEG, MEG), in order to characterize the spatio-temporal dynamics of networks in cognition and disease. Currently, our team is working on simultaneous recordings of surface (EEG, MEG) and depth (SEEG) signals.

See projects of Dynamap team.

See also my recent publications (with reprints) and projects on Research Gate

My page on the MEG wiki (with publication list) and my CV.