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Research interests: Broadly speaking, I am interested in how network of neurons together can code visual information and be the basis of our perception. Although I have worked on the visual cortex in the past, now I tackle this issue at the level of the retina. This thin piece of tissue at the back of our eye, with several layers of cells, is much more than a camera. The last decade has shown that it performs many complex computations, and we still have to understand how the light impinging the photoreceptors is transformed by the retinal network into a set of spike trains that is sent to the brain. Fortunately, recent experimental techniques have made the quantitative study of this retinal code possible. So the retina is a good compromise between complexity of the computations and simplicity of the experimental access to study population coding in the visual system.

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