Ai & Brain

- The video is in French -

Replay of the conference which took place live on facebook + zoom on 05/27/2020 for the Université Populaire de Philosophie (UPP) of Toulouse. The face-to-face conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.


Physiology of the visual system, neurosensory physiology.

  • Orthoptics 1st year, Medical School of Toulouse Rangueil, France.
  • Scholar year 2020 - 2021.
  • Scholar year 2019 - 2020.
  • Scholar year 2018 - 2019.

Research Methodology.

  • STAPS 3rd year, Motor Sciences of Sports and Human Movement University (F2SMH) of Toulouse, France. 
  • Scholar yeat 2020 - 2021.
  • Scholar year 2019 - 2020.
  • Scholar year 2018 - 2019.

National talks (selection)

"AI, who Am I?": Artifical intelligence (AI) to better understand the deep networks of our brain.

  • Conference organized by Université Populaire de Philosophie de Toulouse, France, May 27, 2020. Due to the health crisis linked to the COVID-19 virus, the presentation will be made online (link to come).

Meta-analysis of semantic memory in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease.

  • Congress Learning and Memory by the Toulouse Mind and Brain Institude (TMBI), at University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. December 6, 2019.

Study of the neuronal signal in epileptic patients implanted with deep intracerebral electrodes.

  • 1st prize of the jury: oral communication.
  • In the framework of the 10th scientific day of PhD Students. University Toulouse 2 Jean-Jaurès, Doctoral School CLESCO, Toulouse, March 25, 2019.
  • Jury composed of: Dr. Brimhat (Neurosciences), Dr. Collin (Psychology), Dr. Solier (Psychology), Dr. Beder (Psychology), Dr. Puma (Psychology).

How to better understand the epilepsy thanks to new technologies: my thesis in 18 minutes.

  • Recording of a scientific radio program for broadcast in the year, Radio Campus, Toulouse, France. February 8, 2019.

How does the brain work?

Conference organized by the Amicale Laïque of Tournefeuille, France. January 29, 2019.

Study of spatial maps in the preclinical stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Congress Learning and Memory by the Toulouse Mind and Brain Institute (TMBI), at University Jean-Jaurès, Toulouse, France. November 27, 2017.

Spatial navigation abilities in Alzheimer's Disease.

For the Rotary Club, Gaillac, France. March 24, 2017.

Introduction to neurosciences.

Collège (middle school) Michelet, Toulouse, France. June 30, 2016.

Mathematics in biology: why and how?

Institut des Mathématiques de Toulouse (University), Toulouse, France. May 11, 2016.

What about neurosciences and how to access these professions?

Forum des métiers, Lycée (high school) Pierre de Fermat, Toulouse, France. April 02, 2016.

International talks (selection)

Automatic detection of Epileptic Spikes in Intracerebral EEG with convolutional Kernel Density Estimation.

  • Ludovic Gardy, Emmanuel J. Barbeau, Christophe Hurter.
  • For the 4th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Application (HUCAPP), Malta. February 27-29, 2020.

A Meta-Analysis of Semantic Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment.

  • Ludovic Gardy, Sven Joubert, Mira Didic , Isabelle Rouleau, Emmanuel J. Barbeau.
  • Abstract selected for oral communication.
  • For the conference Cognitive neuroscience of memory, recollection, familiarity and novelty detection, Liège, Belgium. October 3-4, 2019.

Experimental demonstration of quantum pigeonhole paradox.

  • Presentation of a paper published in PNAS by Mig-Cheng Chen et al. (2018).
  • For the Journal Club at CerCo CNRS, Pupran Hospital, Toulouse, France. April 2, 2019.

Gravitational waves: A new way to explore the universe.

For the journal club at CerCo CNRS, Hôpital Pupran, Toulouse, France. Following the novel observation of gravitational waves by the LIGO and ESO telescopes, caused by the collision between two neutron stars. January 9, 2018.  

Mental imagery: neuropsychological bases, intereset and applications in sports and for everyday life.

For the 11ème Exposciences Européenne at Hôtel Dieu, Toulouse, France. July 11, 2016.

Inside the brain of an elite athlete: The neural processes that support high achievement in sports.

For the journal club at CerCo CNRS, Hôpital Purpan, Toulouse, France. Presentation of the paper from Kielan et al. (2009). May 30, 2016.

Brain awareness week

Coordinator of the 2017 et 2018 editions of the international event "The Brain awareness week" taking place in Toulouse.

Official website here, 2017 pdf program (in french) here, 2018 pdf program (in french) here.

If you can understand French, this one-hour video may intereset you. It talks about new technologies related to the improvement of our human cognitive capacities. 

Christophe Hurter (his page here) tells us about it during the Brain Awareness Week.March 18, 2018. At Quai des Savoirs.

Collaborative educational projects

Le cerveau des enfants (the brain of children).

  • Cine-debate accessible to everyone around the documentary "the brain of children" directed by Stéphanie Brillant, broadcast at the Utopia cinema of Toulouse on October 21, 2018. With Jupiter films.

Workshops for highschool students, Toulouse Lautrec.

  • 2020-2021 : << Detect sudden variations in the cerebral electrical signal to operate and treat epilepsy. >>
  • 2019-2020 : << Journey into the brain of epileptic patients. >>
  • 2018-2019 : << Can artificial intelligence help in decoding the neural code? >>