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Michel Besserve
Dr.
Position: Senior Research Scientist
Room no.: 236
Phone: +49 7071 601 541
Fax: +49 7071 601 552

We develop machine learning and statistical tools to study cooperative phenomena occurring in brain activity at multiple scales.

Biological neural networks are characterized by strong recurrence, and widespread, bidirectional connectivity at multiple scales. From this structure emerges a complex dynamics where elements of this network cooperate at different levels to give rise, for example, to coherent behaviors and percepts. This complexity manifests itself as collective oscillations as well as more complex dymamical patterns such as Sharp-wave ripple complexes, that can be observed in electrical brain activity. These neural events are believed to play a key role in information processing, learning and behavior. Our research aims at designing better techniques to detect these events and understand their underlying mechanisms and computational role.


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2015
Conference Papers
2014
Posters
  • J. F. Ramirez-Villegas, N. K. Logothetis, M. Besserve (2014). Cluster analysis of sharp-wave ripple field potential signatures in the macaque hippocampus Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (COSYNE 2014)
  • J. F. Ramirez-Villegas, N. K. Logothetis, M. Besserve (2014). Dynamical source analysis of hippocampal sharp-wave ripple episodes Bernstein Conference 2014
Talks
  • M. Besserve (2014). Quantifying statistical dependency Research Network on Learning Systems Summer School 2014
  • M. Besserve, B. Schölkopf, N. K. Logothetis (2014). Unsupervised identification of neural events in local field potentials 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2014)
2013
Articles
  • F. Laurent, M. Valderrama, M. Besserve, M. Guillard, J-P. Lachaux, J. Martinerie, G. Florence (2013). Multimodal information improves the rapid detection of mental fatigue Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 8, (4), 400 - 408
Conference Papers
  • M. Besserve, N. Logothetis, B. Schölkopf (2013). Statistical analysis of coupled time series with Kernel Cross-Spectral Density operators In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 26, (Ed) C.J.C. Burges, L. Bottou, M. Welling, Z. Ghahramani, and K.Q. Weinberger, 2535–2543, 27th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2013)
Talks
  • NK. Logothetis, O. Eschenko, Y. Murayama, M. Augath, T. Steudel, HC. Evrard, M. Besserve, A. Oeltermann (2013). Studying large-scale brain networks: electrical stimulation and neural-event-triggered fMRI Keynote Lecture, Twenty-Second Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting (CNS*2013)
Posters
  • S. Safavi, T. Panagiotaropoulos, V. Kapoor, NK. Logothetis, M. Besserve (2013). Analyzing locking of spikes to spatio-temporal patterns in the macaque prefrontal cortex Bernstein Conference 2013
  • JF. Ramirez-Villegas, NK. Logothetis, M. Besserve (2013). Characterization of different types of sharp-wave ripple signatures in the CA1 of the macaque hippocampus 4th German Neurophysiology PhD Meeting Networks 2013
  • S. Safavi, T. Panagiotaropoulos, V. Kapoor, NK. Logothetis, M. Besserve (2013). Coupling between spiking activity and beta band spatio-temporal patterns in the macaque PFC 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2013)
2012
Talks
  • T. Panagiotaropoulos, M. Besserve, NK. Logothetis (2012). Beta oscillations propagate as traveling waves in the macaque prefrontal cortex 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2012)
Conference Papers
  • D. Balduzzi, M. Besserve (2012). Towards a learning-theoretic analysis of spike-timing dependent plasticity In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 25, (Ed) P Bartlett and FCN Pereira and CJC. Burges and L Bottou and KQ Weinberger, Curran Associates Inc., 2465–2473, 26th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2012)
Posters
  • M. Besserve, A. Bartels, Y. Murayama, NK. Logothetis (2012). Centrality of the Mammalian Functional Brain Network 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2012)
  • M. Besserve, T. Panagiotaropoulos, B. Crocker, V. Kapoor, A. Tolias, S. Panzeri, NK. Logothetis (2012). Identifying endogenous rhythmic spatio-temporal patterns in micro-electrode array recordings 9th annual Computational and Systems Neuroscience meeting (Cosyne 2012)
Articles
  • NK. Logothetis, O. Eschenko, Y. Murayama, M. Augath, T. Steudel, HC. Evrard, M. Besserve, A. Oeltermann (2012). Hippocampal-Cortical Interaction during Periods of Subcortical Silence Nature, 491, 547-553
2011
Articles
  • M. Besserve, J. Martinerie, L. Garnero (2011). Improving quantification of functional networks with EEG inverse problem: Evidence from a decoding point of view NeuroImage, 55, (4), 1536-1547
  • M. Besserve, J. Martinerie (2011). Extraction of functional information from ongoing brain electrical activity: Extraction en temps-réel d’informations fonctionnelles à partir de l’activité électrique cérébrale IRBM, 32, (1), 27-34
  • M. Chavez, M. Besserve, M. Le Van Quyen (2011). Dynamics of excitable neural networks with heterogeneous connectivity Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 105, (1-2), 29-33
Posters
  • T. Panagiotaropoulos, M. Besserve, B. Crocker, V. Kapoor, AS. Tolias, S. Panzeri, NK. Logothetis (2011). Spatiotemporal mapping of rhythmic activity in the inferior convexity of the macaque prefrontal cortex 41, (239.15), 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2011)
Conference Papers
  • M. Besserve, D. Janzing, NK. Logothetis, B. Schölkopf (2011). Finding dependencies between frequencies with the kernel cross-spectral density IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 2080-2083 , ISBN: 978-1-4577-0538-0 , IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2011)
2010
Articles
  • M. Besserve, B. Schölkopf, NK. Logothetis, S. Panzeri (2010). Causal relationships between frequency bands of extracellular signals in visual cortex revealed by an information theoretic analysis Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 29, (3), 547-566
Posters
  • M. Besserve, Y. Murayama, B. Schölkopf, NK. Logothetis, S. Panzeri (2010). High frequency phase-spike synchronization of extracellular signals modulates causal interactions in monkey primary visual cortex 40, (616.2), 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2010)