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Sylvain Crochet PhD Neurosciences

Course and current status

Since 2013: Senior Scientist, Laboratory of Sensory Processing, Brain Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. (Pr Carl Petersen)

2007-2013: Researcher (CR1), INSERM U1028; CNRS UMR5292; Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, Integrative Physiology of Brain Arousal System Team, Lyon, France.

2004-2007: Research assistant, Laboratory of Sensory Processing, Brain Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. (Pr Carl Petersen)

2001-2004: Postdoctorat, Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Université Laval, Québec, Canada. (Pr Mircea Steriade and Pr Igor Timofeev)

1997-2001: PhD, Laboratoire INSERM U480, Neurobiologie des états de sommeils et d'éveil, Université Claude Bernard-Lyon1, Lyon, France. (Dr Kazuya Sakai)

Scientific summary

Whatever the mental or behavioral activity is, and even in the absence of sensory stimulus, the cortical network is characterized by an intense activity. This activity is temporally and spatially organized to form a complex dynamic that is affected by behavioral states and attentional processes. We combine electrophysiological approaches in vivo (multisite local field potentials, whole cell patch-clamp recording) with behavioral approaches to study the mechanisms that control the cortical dynamic and its impact on sensory processing.

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