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Yves Boubenec

Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs

Faculty
Poste
Enseignant-chercheur / Associate Professor

29 rue d'Ulm

75005 Paris France

 

Laboratory
LSP
GNT
Team
Audition
Office
2nd floor, room 203
Tel
+33 (0) 1 44 32 26 78
Selected publications
International Journal article  

Landemard, A., Bimbard, C., Demene, C. , Shamma, S., Norman-Haignere, S. & Boubenec, Y. (2021). Distinct higher-order representations of natural sounds in human and ferret auditory cortex. eLife, 10 , e65566. doi:10.7554/eLife.65566

International Journal article  

Bagur, S. , Averseng, M., Elgueda, D., David, S., Fritz, J., Yin, P., Shamma, S., Boubenec, Y. & Ostojic, S. (2018). Go/No-Go task engagement enhances population representation of target stimuli in primary auditory cortex. Nature Communications, 9, 2529 . doi:10.1038/s41467-018-04839-9

International Journal article  

Bimbard, C., Demene, C. , Girard, C. , Radtke-Schuller, S., Shamma, S., Tanter, M. & Boubenec, Y. (2018). Multi-scale mapping along the auditory hierarchy using high-resolution functional UltraSound in the awake ferret. eLIFE. doi:10.7554/eLife.35028.001

International Journal article  

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

Biography

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

Sounds are composed of a myriad of acoustic features which, combined together, can convey meanings and be used for communication purposes. The interpretation of sounds is also interdependent with their context, as the same acoustic stimulus can be interpreted as a warning signal or a harmless environmental sound. This process basically depends on recent history, multisensory interactions, and learned contingencies. My research focuses on how the mammalian neocortex encodes natural sounds, and how this encoding can flexibly adjust to contextual needs.

For tackling these questions, I follow two main axes of research. First I investigate how the auditory cortex encodes acoustic features that are relevant in behaviorally-relevant sounds. However, sound encoding is a dynamical process that is altered by experience, learning, and context. Therefore I also focus on the cognitive processes that can influence this sensory encoding, with a particular emphasis on context-dependent attentional modulation. I am deeply convinced that achieving this goal relies on an integrated approach, combining different spatial scales and quantitative techniques. From a methodological viewpoint, therefore, I believe it is essential to employ recording techniques and analysis methods focused on population-level activity in behaving animals. These methods range from temporally-precise electrophysiological recordings, all the way to large-scale high-resolution neuroimaging. 

Teaching

I teach neurophysiology of auditory perception at the École Normale Supérieure (IMaLiS and Cogmaster). I also organized a  CogMaster course (NEURO202) for students interested in the neurophysiology of decision-making and attention.

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LaboratoryLaboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs
TeamAudition
Adviser
  • Yves Boubenec
L3/M1
- Internship
LaboratoryLaboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs
Adviser
  • Yves Boubenec
M1, M2, DENS
- Internship
LaboratoryLaboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs
TeamAudition
ThemePerception
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  • Yves Boubenec
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