Jean-Marc Fellous

Experimental: Neuromodulation, memory and emotion. Neural coding and information processing by large networks. Rodent models of PTSD and Empathy.
-- Rat hippocampus in vitro neurophysiology: oscillations, neuromodulation of intrinsic and network properties.
-- Rat hippocampus and neuromodulation in vivo: Extracellular multi unit (tetrode) recordings in the behaving rat. Role of the VTA and hippocampus in long term stress, memory consolidation, re-consolidation during sleep and extinction. Optimal spatial navigation.
-- Rodent model of empathy.
Theoretical: Computational Neuroscience. Computational roles of the subdivisions of the hippocampal formation in memory and spatial navigation. Computational roles of neuromodulation. Neural mechanisms of emotion. Measures of spike train similarity. Role of 'noise' in neural computations. 'Massive' neural data analyses, data mining.
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 humans and rodents.
Neural bases of PostTraumatic Stress Disorder.
Neural bases of empathic behaviors.
Computer Science:
Computational Neuroscience and Multi-level Neural Modeling - Role of emotions in cognitive robotics. Distributed Artificial Intelligence - Multi agent architectures.