Boubenec, Y., Lawlor, J., Górska, U., Shamma, S. & Englitz, B. (2017). Detecting changes in dynamic and complex acoustic environments. eLife, 6. doi:10.7554/eLife.24910
International Journal article
Boubenec, Y., Claverie, L., Shulz, D. & Debrégeas, G. (2014). An amplitude modulation/demodulation scheme for whisker-based texture perception. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(33), 10832-10843. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0534-14.2014
Yves Boubenec was born in Toulon (France) and was trained in the École Normale Supérieure (ENS, Paris, France). He then obtained a Master in Neurobiology (ENS, Institut Pasteur, UPMC, Paris, France) and a PhD in Neurosciences (UNIC, Gif-sur-Yvette, France). He has worked in the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (Japan) and in the Institute for Systems Research (Maryland, USA). He is now associate professor in the Laboratory of Perceptive Systems (LSP) in the École Normale Supérieure, and head of the Neuro Platform in the LSP.
How does the central nervous system process complex statistics scene ?
How does attention shape our perception ? My current research topics involve processing of sound statistics by the auditory system, and in particular detection of change in auditory textures, combining both psychophysics in humans, and recordings in behaving animals. I am also working on the interaction between prefrontal cortex (PFC) and auditory cortex when animals are engaged in a task, using optogenetics tools for manipulating circuit activity and fast ultrasound imaging to monitor brain area activity and interactions at large scale.
I have taught physiology of perception in high schools and popularized science for various public. I now teach neurophysiology of auditory perception at the École Normale Supérieure (IMaLiSand Cogmaster). I also organized a series of Master Classes dedicated to Quantitative Analysis in NEurosciences (QANE course) and a CogMaster course (NEURO202) for students interested in the neurophysiology of decision-making and attention.