Jean-Marc Fellous


Neuroscience:
Experimental: Neuromodulation, memory and emotion. Spike timing and reliability. Rodent models of PTSD.
-- Rat hippocampus in vitro neurophysiology: oscillations, cholinergic neuromodulation of intrinsic and network properties.
-- Rat hippocampus and ventral tegmental area (VTA) in vivo: Extracellular multi unit (tetrode) recordings in the behaving rat: modulation of place field properties by neuromodulators. Role of the VTA and hippocampus in long term stress, memory consolidation, re-consolidation and extinction. Optimal spatial navigation.
Theoretical: Computational Neuroscience. Computational roles of the subdivisions of the hippocampal formation and spatial navigation. Computational roles of neuromodulation. Neural mechanisms of emotion. Measures of spike train similarity. Role of 'noise' in neural computations.
Psychology:
Face perception: identifying and extracting facial information such as sex, emotion or age from static pictures. Computer based face recognition. Use of facial metric information for face perception.
Memory reconsodilation in young adults and aged rodents.
Neural bases of PostTraumatic Stress Disorder
Computer Science:
Computational Neuroscience and Multi-level Neural Modeling - Role of emotions in cognitive robotics. Distributed Artificial Intelligence - Multi agent architectures - Parallel, multi-processors MIMD machines.