Jean-RĂ©mi King

Post-Doctoral Fellow

My research stems from a simple observation: the diversity of human cognitive abilities contrasts with the homogeneity of its neural bases. Indeed, cognitive processes like auditory perception, action planning and language comprehension are implemented by different brain regions and networks, but still largely rely on a common neuronal architecture: the neocortex. This thin cerebral tissue, typically organized in six interconnected layers of neurons suggests that the cognitive processes it implements share a common computational ground. My research aims at i) identifying the elementary computations performed by the neocortical microcircuit in the human brain, and ii) understanding how this circuit can support a variety of high-level cognitive processes. For this purpose, I use a combination of time-resolved neuroimaging techniques (ECoG, M/EEG), experimental psychology and computational modeling.




  1. Sitt, J.D.*, King, J-R.*, El Karoui, I., Rohaut, B., Faugeras,F., Gramfort, A., Cohen, L., Sigman, M., Dehaene, S., Naccache,L., (2014) Large scale screening of the neural signatures of consciousness in vegetative and minimally conscious state patients, Brain
  2. King, J-R., Dehaene, S. (2014) A model of subjective report and objective discrimination as categorical decisions in a vast representational space, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 369(1641): 2013020
  3. King, J-R., Dehaene, S. (2014) Characterizing the dynamics of mental representations: the temporal generalization method, Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  4. King, J-R., Gramfort, A., Schurger, A., Naccache, L., Dehaene, S. (2014) Two distinct dynamic modes subtend the detection of unexpected sounds, PLoS One
  5. King, J-R.*, Sitt, J.D.*, Faugeras, F., Rohaut, B., El Karoui, I., Cohen, L., Naccache, L., Dehaene, S., (2013) Information sharing in the brain indexes consciousness in noncommunicative patients, Current Biology, 23(19): 1914-1919