Alain Destexhe

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Alain Destexhe got a B.Sc. at the University of Brussels in 1986, then a Ph.D. in 1992 after a military service interruption. He was then postdoc for three years at the Salk Institute (La Jolla, USA) and from 1995 to 2000, he was Assistant Professor at Laval University (Quebec, Canada). In 2000 he joined the CNRS as a Research Director (Gif sur Yvette, France), where he leads a team of researchers working at the interface between biophysics and neuroscience.


Biological Physics

Viewpoint: Exploring the Neural Manifold

A new way to characterize the encoding of signals from the retina defines a distance between different stimuli according to the similarity of their neural responses. Read More »