Laboratory of Sensory-motor integration and Plasticity
Head of the Department of Integrative and computational Neuroscience (ICN).
I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, my Master degree in Medical Sciences and Neurobiology at the Hadassah School of Medicine in Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. in Neurosciences at Paris University in France. Since 2002, I served as Director of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). I am presently director of the Sensori-motor integration and plasticity laboratory and head of the Department of Integrative and Computational Neuroscience at the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience in Gif sur Yvette, France.
My current research interest includes the study of sensory processing and plasticity and the neural basis of perception and learning. I published more than 50 scientific papers and book chapters on these subjects. I teach Sensory physiology at several French universities and regularly participate in international conferences, summer schools and seminars. I am an honorary member of the Society of Neuroscience of Argentina.
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> 1. Shulz, D.E., Sosnik, R., Ego, V., Haidarliu, S. and Ahissar, E. (2000) A neuronal analogue of State-dependent learning. Nature 403:549-553.
> 2. Jacob, V., Le Cam, J., Estebanez, L. and Shulz D.E. (2008). Emergent Properties of Tactile Scenes Selectively Activate Barrel Cortex Neurons. Neuron 60:1112–1125.
> 3. Ego-Stengel, V., Le Cam, J. and Shulz, D.E. (2012) Coding of apparent motion in the thalamic nucleus of the rat vibrissal somatosensory system. Journal of Neuroscience, 32:3339-3351.
> 4. Estebanez, L., El Boustani, S., Destexhe, A. and Shulz, D.E. (2012) Correlated input reveals coexisting coding schemes in a sensory cortex. Nature Neurosci.15:1691–1699
> 5. Arduin P.J., Frégnac Y., Shulz D.E. and Ego-Stengel V. (2013). « Master » neurons induced by operant conditioning in rat motor cortex during a brain-machine interface task. Journal of Neuroscience 33:8308-8320.
> 6. Boubenec, Y., Claverie, L. N., Shulz, D. E., & Debrégeas, G. (2014). An Amplitude Modulation/Demodulation Scheme for Whisker-Based Texture Perception. Journal of Neuroscience, 34 : 10832–10843.
> 7. Estebanez, L., Bertherat, J., Shulz, D. E., Bourdieu, L., & Léger, J.-F. (2016). A radial map of multiwhisker correlation selectivity in the rat barrel cortex. Nature Communications, 7: 13528.
> 8. Kerekes, P., Daret, A., Shulz, D. E. & Ego-Stengel, V. (2017). Bilateral discrimination of tactile patterns without whisking in freely-running rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 37: 0528–17.
> 9. Vilarchao, M. E., Estebanez, L., Shulz, D. E., & Férézou, I. (2018). Supra-barrel Distribution of Directional Tuning for Global Motion in the Mouse Somatosensory Cortex. Cell Reports 22: 3534– 3547.
> 10. Goldin, M.A., Harrell, E.R., Estebanez, L. & Shulz, D.E. (2018) Rich spatio-temporal stimulus dynamics unveil sensory specialization in cortical area S2. Nature Communications 9:4053.