Aix-Marseille Université – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
My main research interest is concerned with the neural substrates of spatial cognition (more specifically, spatial navigation and memory). My recent work has focused on the properties of single cell firing in navigating animals. For example, I am investigating the nature of the coupling between the spatial firing of place cells and navigation performance to establish whether place cells participate in an important way in the calculation of paths. Emphasis is also put on the interplay between the hippocampus and several neocortical areas (e.g., prefrontal or parietal cortex) thought to subserve distinct functions in spatial processing. Altogether, this research seeks to establish a link between a complex behavior and brain network activity.