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:

Benjamin Morillon (
Adam Williamson (




• 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
• 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)
• Keynote Seminar: Thursday, 12th October 2017 16.00
  Andrea Protzner
  Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Canada
• Topical Seminar: Thursday, 2th November 2017 16.00
  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)
• 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
• Topical Seminar: Thursday, 16th November 2017 16.00
  Boris Zhorov
  Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
 Computational Structural Pharmacology and Toxicology of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels (abstract here)
• Topical Seminar: Thursday, 30th November 2017 16.00
  Davide Ragozzino
  Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy







• 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