Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, PhD

mtsMichel Thiebaut de Schotten is research director at the CNRS.

With over ten years’ experience in neuropsychology and brain connectivity neuroimaging, Michel Thiebaut de Schotten benefits from an established scientific track record and have made solid contributions to the field of neuroscience. His work, published in Science (2005), revealed that spatial neglect is a consequence of the disruption of communication between the frontal and the parietal lobes, and thus should be considered as a disconnection syndrome. Moreover, he mapped, for the first time, the organization of white matter anatomy in the healthy living human brain (Nature Neuroscience 2011 as well as in the Atlas of the Human Brain Connections published with Marco Catani in 2012). He have also pursued work concerning brain connectivity in stroke populations by identifying new brain-behavior association and was recently published in Cerebral Cortex (2014-2015-2016). He is co-founder of the NatBrainLab , founder of the BCBlab and plays a key role as treasurer in the facilitation and in the organization of the Human Brain Mapping annual conference. In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious British Neuropsychological Society’s Early Career Award, The Elizabeth Warrington Prize as well as the European Society for Neuropsychology Cortex prize. At present, he is associate professor in Paris, head of the Brain Connectivity and Behaviour group (www.bcblab.com). Overall, Michel enjoys writing and sharing discoveries and new hypotheses about the human brain.

Scientific domains: cognition; human brain connectome; diffusion imaging; tractography; anatomy of the white matter bundles.