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.
    For more informations, presentation material or proposing speakers to invite, please contact the INS seminars organizers:
  • Sophie Chen (
  • Hiba Sheheitl (

    NEXT SEMINARS 2018/2019








    • Joint INS/INT Keynote Seminar: ! Wednesday October 31 2018, 14.00, INS seminar room
      Virginia Penhune
     Music and auditory-motor integration in the human brain (abstract here)
      Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    • Joint INT/INS Keynote Seminar: ! Tuesday October 30th 2018 11.00, ! special room: INT Gastaut room
      Robert Zatorre
     Predispositions and Plasticity in Auditory-Motor Learning: Hemispheric Asymmetries (abstract here)
      Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    • Joint INS / ILCB Keynote Seminar: ! Friday, October 12th 2018 12.00, ! special room: CERIMED
      David Poeppel
      New York University, USA and Max-Planck-Institute, Frankfurt, Germany
    • INS Topical Seminar: Thursday, October 4th 2018 14.00
      Serge Vulliémoz
    • Topical Seminar: Thursday, 28th June 2018 14.00, Green wing, 1st floor
      Tomislav Stankovski
     Coupling functions in neuroscience (abstract here)
      Faculty of Medicine, UKIM; Department of Physics, Lancaster University, UK
    • Topical Seminar: Friday, 22th June 2018 14.00 (special day), Green wing, 1st floor
      Alexandre Hyafil
     Inferring cognitive operations from psychophysics and neural data: Adaptation and normalization in motion perception
      Center for Brain and Cognition, Universitat pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, USA
    • Keynote Seminar: Wednesday, 13th June 2018 14.00, Green wing, 1st floor (special day)
      Didier Scavarda
      Neurochirurgien, service de neurochirurgie infantile, AP-HM, Marseille
    • Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 7th June 2018 14.00, Green wing, 1st floor
      Mary Pat McAndrews
     What are best practices in using fMRI to assess cognitive integrity and predict post-operative morbidity in temporal lobe epilepsy ? (abstract here)
      Krembil Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada
    • Topical Seminar: Thursday, 24th May 2018 14.00, Green wing, 1st floor
      Damijan Miklavčič
      Laboratory of Biocybernetics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • special Seminar: Thursday, 17th May 2018 14.00, ! temporary room: Green wing, 1st floor
      Audrey Janssens
     L Ethique et la recherche au sein d AMU
      APHM, France
    • Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 3rd May 2018 14.00, ! temporary room: Green wing, 1st floor
      Kristina Malmgren
     What do we know about the comprehensive long-term outcomes of epilepsy surgery – the Swedish contribution (abstract here)
      Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 12th April 2018 14.00, ! temporary room: Green wing, 1st floor
      F.-Xavier Alario
     Neuro-physiological evaluation of psycho-linguistic hypothesis: A personal account (abstract here)
      LPC, Aix-Marseille U., France
    • Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 5th April 2018 14.00, ! temporary room: Green wing, 1st floor
      Fabrice Wendling
     Neurostimulation for diagnosis and therapy in epilepsy: from “in silico” models to “in vivo” applications (abstract here)
      Université de Rennes 1, France
    • Topical Seminar: Thursday, 29th March 2018 14.00, ! temporary room: Green wing, 1st floor
      Véronique Boulenger
     Brain oscillations during natural speech perception: the case of speech rate variations (abstract here)
      Laboratoire Dynamique Du Langage, CNRS/Université de Lyon UMR5596)
    • Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 15th March 2018 14.00, ! special room: Amphi 7, Red wing, 5th floor
      Jean-Luc Schwartz
     COSMO, a Bayesian model of perceptuo-motor interactions in speech communication (abstract here)
      GIPSA-lab, Grenoble
    • Topical Seminar: Thursday, 22th February 2018 14.00
      Valérie Crepel
     Synaptopathy in Epilepsy: causes and consequences (abstract here)
      Inmed, Marseille, France
    • Topical Seminar: ! Monday, 19th February 2018 14.00
      Olivier David
     Intracortical and transcranial stimulations for network discovery
      Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences, France
    • Joint INS / INT Keynote Seminar: Friday, 26th January 2018 14.30, ! special room: INT conference room @INT
      Danielle Bassett
      University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
     The Network Architecture of Human Thought (abstract here)
    • Topical Seminar: Thursday, 4th January 2018 14.00
      Maxime Baud
      University of Geneva, HUG, Switzerland



    • Joint INS / BLRI Seminar: Friday, 8th December 2017 12.00, ! special room: Salle des Voûtes @Saint-Charles
      François Pellegrino
      DDL, CNRS, Lyon, France
    • Topical Seminar: Thursday, 30th November 2017 14.00
      Davide Ragozzino
      Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
     Microglia shape presynaptic properties at developing glutamatergic synapses (abstract here)
    • Keynote Seminar: Tuesday, 28th November 2017 14.00 (special day)
      Lyon Research Team: Jocelyne Ventre-Dominey, Carol Madden-Lombardi and Peter Dominey
      Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute, Bron, France
     Dynamics of Embodied Cognition in Humans and Robots (abstract here)
    • Joint INS / INT Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 9th November 2017 14.00, ! special room: Gastaut seminar room @INT
      Stefano Panzeri
      Italian Institute of Technology – IIT, Neural Computation Lab, Rovereto, Italy
     The relationship between cross-cell coupling and the timescales of population coding across cortex (abstract here)
    • Topical Seminar: Thursday, 2th November 2017 14.00
      Beate Diehl
      Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Institute of Neurology, London
     Direct Electrical Cortical Stimulation: Disrupting the epileptic brain – What can we learn about brain function (abstract here)
    • Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 12th October 2017 14.00
      Andrea Protzner
      Department of Psychology, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary U., Canada
       How do age-related changes in brain signal variability relate to individual differences in
    functional capacity and performance?
    (abstract here)
    • Keynote Seminar: ! Wednesday, 27th September 2017 14.00
      Rafael Malach
      Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
      Neuronal “Ignitions” underlying human perceptual awareness
    • Topical Seminar: Thursday, 5th October 2017 16.00
      David Howard
      School of Education Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle university, UK
      Treatment of word retrieval: contrasting results from 2 RCTs (abstract here)
    • Topical Seminar: Thursday, 21th September 2017 16.00
      Julien Dubois
      Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
      Non-invasive and invasive recordings of the brains of humans during naturalistic stimulation
    • Topical Seminar: ! Monday, 28th August 2017 10h30
      Jean-Rémi King
      New York University, New-York, USA
      Identifying the neural architecture of human cognition (abstract here)
    • 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, 13th July 2017 14.00
      Christine Métin
      Institut du Fer à Moulin, Paris, France
      Cellular mechanisms regulating the cortical distribution of GABAergic interneurons (abstract here)
    • Keynote Seminar: ! Tuesday, 11th July 2017 14.00, ! special room: Cerimed auditorium
      Randy McIntosh
      Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Canada
      Why Dynamics are Vital for Brain Health (abstract here)
    • Topical Seminar: Thursday, 6th July 2017 14.00
      Martin Hofmann-Apitius
      Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI, Germany
      Systematic Identification and Validation of Mechanisms underlying Neurodegenerative Diseases: a Computational Approach
    • Keynote Seminar: ! Friday, 30th June 2017 14.00
      Joachim Gross
      Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow, UK
      Cycles of coordination and communication in the human brain (abstract here)
    • Epinext Seminar: Friday, 23th June 2017 14.00 La Timone Hospital*
      * salle de réunion du service de neurochirurgie (5ème étage, Hôpital Timone Adulte)
      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: 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)
    • 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
    • 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