Renaud Jolivet

Renaud Jolivet

Affiliations: Faculty of Science

Domains: Development and Plasticity

Keywords: computation, glia

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Our research focuses on this fundamental question ‘How do energetic constraints and glial cells shape information processing in the brain?’ Indeed, looking at the brain, one is struck by its heterocellular complexity and high energy demands. The human cortex consists of only 20% of neurons versus a majority of glial cells, and even though it represents only 2% of the body’s weight, the human brain as a whole is responsible for 20% of the body’s energy metabolism in adults. We investigate those intricately linked questions using a variety of techniques ranging from computational neuroscience to experimental cellular neuroscience.

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