INS Seminars



We organize two types of seminars:

  • INS Keynote Seminars, giving “carte blanche” to prestigious speakers, invited to present a broad survey of their research achievements, in a format accessible to a non specialist audience of general systems and cognitive neuroscientists
  • INS Topical Seminars, which are more informal presentations aiming at introducing recent advancements in specific fields or illustrating technical approaches in more detail, always, of course, after a general introduction to the context and a fast survey of the state of the art.

Our keynotes and topical seminars for the years 2015/2016 can be found here.




• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 1st June 2017 14.00
  Pieter Roelfsema
  Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  Interactions between cortical neurons during visual perception and the emergence of awareness
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 8th June 2017 14.00
  Charlotte Jacquemot
  Neuropsychologie Interventionnelle, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
  Translational research in psycholinguistic: how basic research informs clinical research and vice versa (abstract here)
• Epinext Seminar: Thursday, 23th June 2017 14.00 La Timone Hospital
  Francesco Cardinale
  “Claudio Munari” Centre for Epilepsy and Parkinson Surgery Niguarda Hospital, Milano, Italy
  Image guidance to plan SEEG strategy and trajectories (abstract here)
• Keynote Seminar: Friday, 30th June 2017 14.00
  Joachim Gross
  Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow, UK
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 6th July 2017 14.00
  Rafael Malach
  Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
• Topical Seminar: ! Monday, 17th July 2017 14.00
  Diane Lazard
  Hôpital de la Pitié Salpêtrière, Chirurgie Endocrine, Paris, France
  fMRI studies of cortical reorganization in postlingual deafness:
  modification of the left hemispheric dominance for speech (abstract here)





• Topical Seminar: Thursday, 18th May 2017 14.00
  Adrian Ponce Alvarez
  Department of Information and Communication Technologies, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  Reduced large-scale models of spontaneous and task brain activity (abstract here)
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 27th April 2017 14.00
  Christian Jutten
  GIPSA-lab, INP, Grenoble, France
  Source Separation: Principles and Applications on Biomedical Signals (abstract here)
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 20th April 2017 14.00
  Ferath Kherif
  Laboratoire de Recherche en Neuroimagerie, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
• Topical Seminar: Thursday, 6th April 2017 14.00
  Adrien Meguerditchian
  Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, Aix-Marseille University, France
  On the gestural origins of language: Communication in
  primates & hemispheric specialization of the brain (abstract here)
• Topical Seminar: Friday, 17th March 2017 14.00
  Christian Kell
  Cognitive Neuroscience Group, Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany
  Time after time – endogenous neural clocks serving information coding
  and perception (abstract here)
• Topical Seminar: Friday, 17th March 2017 11.00
  Marta Favali
  Centre d’analyse et de mathématique sociales (CAMS), Paris, France
  Formal models of visual perception based on cortical architectures (abstract here)
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 16th March 2017 14.00
  Marc de Kamps
  School of Computing, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  Computational Geometry for Neural Populations
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 2nd March 2017 14.00
  Sylvain Baillet
  McConnell Brain Imaging Center, MNI, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  Possible mechanisms underlying the polyrhythmic activity of the brain:
  from rest to perception (abstract here)
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 23rd February 2017 14.00
  Valentin Wyart
  LNC, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
  Premature, self-confirmatory commitment to uncertain decisions during
  pharmacologically induced transition to psychosis: a placebo-controlled,
  double-blind EEG study in healthy human subjects (abstract here)
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 2nd February 2017 14.00
  Maria Sanchez Vives
  ICREA-IBIDAPS, Barcelona, Spain
  Shaping the default mode of cortical activity and getting out of it
• Topical Seminar: Thursday, 26th January 2017 14.00
  Anna Letizia Allegra Mascaro
  LENS, University of Florence, Italy
  Multi-scale investigation of rehabilitation-induced cortical plasticity
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 12th January 2017 14.00
  Bruno Cauli
  IBPS, UPMC, Paris, France
  Neurogenic control of neurovascular coupling (abstract here)
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 1st December 2016 14.00
  Francesca SARGOLINI
  Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives, UMR 7291, Fédération 3C, Université Aix-Marseille
  Entorhinal cortex and spatial navigation
• Topical Seminar: Thursday, 1st December 2016 14.00 La Timone Hospital
  Jean-Julien Aucouturier
  CREAM, Ircam, Paris, France
  Emotions, Music and Acoustic Engineering
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 10th November 2016 14.00
  Carrillo Reid Luis
  Columbia University, New-York City, USA
  Imaging and Manipulating Neuronal Ensembles
• Topical Seminar: Tuesday, 18th October 2016 14.00
  Dirk Isbrandt
  Experimentelle Neurophysiologie Universitätsklinikum Köln, Germany
  Vulnerable developmental periods in genetic forms of epilepsy
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 13th October 2016 14.00
  Sylvie Nozaradan
  Marcs Institute, Western Sydney University, Australia
  How musical rhythm entrains the human brain activity



For more informations, presentation material or proposing speakers to invite, please contact the INS seminars organizers:

Demian Battaglia (
and Benjamin Morillon (