Dr. Julien Vezoli

Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI)
for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society
Deutschordenstr. 46
60528 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: +49 69 96769 518

Curriculum Vitae

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Research statement

My research interests lie in the leading field of brain structure-function relationships and alterations in neuropathological conditions; the main aim is to relate neuroanatomical connectivity features to neurophysiological interactions and to identify modifications of these relationships in the particular case of the NHP-model of Schizophrenia (chronic low-dose ketamine). My studies in neuroanatomy are concerned with understanding inter-areal connectivity and brain networks' basic characteristics. I use the chronic-ECoG technique and deep multi-laminar recordings to seek for neurophysiological correlates of hierarchical processing and cognitive integration during instrumental conditioning. Finally, I exploit the chronic low-dose ketamine protocol to model schizotypal behaviors of Schizophrenia (positive and negative symptoms but with a particular focus on the cognitive symptoms). The aim of this study is to identify and characterize neurophysiological markers of the cognitive decline caused by synaptic plasticity alterations accompanying this psychiatric disorder.

Key publications


Michalareas G, Vezoli J, van Pelt S, Schoffelen JM, Kennedy H, Fries P. (2016) Alpha-Beta and Gamma Rhythms Subserve Feedback and Feedforward Influences among Human Visual Cortical Areas. Neuron. 89(2):384-397. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2015.12.018


Bastos AM, Vezoli J, Bosman CA, Schoffelen JM, Oostenveld R, Dowdall JR, De Weerd P, Kennedy H, Fries P. (2015) Visual Areas Exert Feedforward and Feedback Influences through Distinct Frequency Channels. Neuron. 85(2):390-401. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2014.12.018

Bastos AM, Vezoli J, Fries P. (2014) Communication through coherence with inter-areal delays. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 31C:173-180.
 doi: http//dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2014.11.001


Markov, N. T., Vezoli, J., Chameau, P., Falchier, A., Quilodran, R., Huissoud, C., Lamy, C., Misery, P., Giroud, P., Ullman, S., Barone, P., Dehay, C., Knoblauch, K., Kennedy, H. (2013) The Anatomy of Hierarchy: Feedforward and feedback pathways in macaque visual cortex. Journal of Comparative Neurology doi: dx.doi.org/10.1002/cne.23458

Markov, N. T., Ercsey-Ravasz, M. M., Ribeiro Gomes, A. R., Lamy, C., Magrou, L., Vezoli, J., Misery, P., Falchier, A., Quilodran, R., Gariel, M. A., Sallet, J., Gamanut, R., Huissoud, C., Clavagnier, S., Giroud, P., Sappey-Marinier, D., Barone, P., Dehay, C., Toroczkai, Z., Knoblauch, K., Van Essen, D. C., Kennedy, H. (2012) A Weighted and Directed Interareal Connectivity Matrix for Macaque Cerebral Cortex. Cerebral Cortex. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhs270

Vezoli, J., Falchier, A., Jouve, B., Knoblauch, K., Young, M., Kennedy, H. (2004) Quantitative analysis of connectivity in the visual cortex: extracting function from structure. Neuroscientist 10(5), 476-482.