en français ici.
I'm currently a post-doc researcher working with Pr. Gyuri
Buzsaki at New York University Medical Center. Physicist and
data analyst by background, now I'm learning to carry out
experiments by myself. My scientific projects aim at
unravelling the relationships between the neurophysiology
and the function of sleep in memory processing.
During my undergraduate
studies devoted to physics, chemistry, mathematics and
biology, I became more and more curious about a mysterious and
largely unknown machine: our brain. I discovered that there
were many ways to face the complexity of it, and I decided to
do what I've been trained for: experiments, signal processing
and data analysis. More precisely, my research focuses on how
memory functions are formed in the brain and what are the
neuronal bases of such processes. Sleep may be a determinant
phase of our live during which memory is stabilized: indeed,
during this "off-line" period, newly encoded information is
replayed and consolidated in our already existing - and dense!
- knowledge of the world and of ourselves. How does such a
complex system evolve when a new memory trace is encoded? We
are lucky enough not to remember all of our experiences. How
is, therefore, relevant information selected? What is exactly
the role of sleep in this process? These issues are at the
core of my scientific project that I tried to summarize and
. You can find also
the links to my academic publications
if you have already a good background in science... if not,
those studies have been dissaminated in the media
where I tried to explain my work
for a general audience (unfortunately, most of these materials
are in french).