This guide walks you through the process of extracting and plotting functional connectivity matrices from CONN toolbox second-level results folder (in Python or Matlab)
Welcome to my website!
I am a French research scientist specialized in sleep and dreaming.
I obtained in December 2017 a PhD in neuroscience, with honors, from Lyon 1 University. My doctoral project was conducted at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center under the direction of Perrine Ruby (PhD), and aimed at understanding how and why we sometimes recall our dreams and sometimes forget them, using several approaches such as EEG, fMRI and dream content analysis.
On this website you will find my academic resume, a list of publications and some guides regarding the analyses I specialize in.
raphaelvallat9 [at] gmail.com
Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (DYCOG Team)
Lyon 1 University
I am thrilled to announce that I will join Pr. Matthew Walker at U.C Berkeley (USA) for a two-years post-doctoral position starting February 2018.
Link to my full curriculum vitae (pdf format - last updated December 2017)
|2014-17||PhD in Neuroscience, with honors, Lyon 1 University||2012-14||Master degree in Neuroscience, cum laude, Lyon 1 University|
|2009-12||Bachelor degree of Cognitive Sciences summa cum laude (ranked 1st), Lyon 2 University|
|Neurobiology / Neuroanatomy, 1st and 2nd year of Bachelor Degree in Biology (145h)|
|Social science, 1st year of Medicine (50h)|
|Neuro-imaging (fMRI analysis using CONN Toolbox), Neuroscience Master degree (~10h)|
SLEEP is a free open-source Python graphical user interface dedicated to visualization, analysis and scoring of sleep data. Its most prominant features are:
(1) dynamic display of polysomnographic data, spectrogram, hypnogram and topographics map
(2) cutting-edge visualization performances based on OpenGl
(3) implementation of several automatic detection of sleep features (spindles, K-complexes, rapid eye movements..) as well as several signal processing tools
(4) display of main descriptive statistics including publication-ready tables and figures
(4) native support for several data and hypnogram file formats
(5) free and open-source!
Learn more on the documentation or read SLEEP recent peer-reviewed publication in Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
SleepViz is the Matlab prototype of SLEEP. Contrary to this latter, it does not include hypnogram edition and real-time adjustement of display parameters. Please click here for a short tutorial on how tu use SleepViz the tutorial section.
|Methods||Polysomnography, sleep studies, combined EEG-fMRI, resting-state fMRI, behavioural studies|
|Analysis||Sleep scoring, ERP, EEG and fMRI signal processing, functional and connectivity MRI analyses, dream content analysis|
|Programming||Python, Matlab, CONN Toolbox, SPM, FSL, HTML, LateX, Shell, R, Presentation|
|Elected representative of the doctoral students in Lyon Neuroscience Research Center council|
|Organizer of the Doctoral Day of the Lyon Federative Research Structure in Health|
|Invited oral presenter for a general public conference on sleep and dreams (1h, at Lyon town hall)|
|Organizer of a thematic week on neuroscience for 6 high-school students|
|Organizer and chairman of "Les Saisons du CRNL" conference on neurosciences and society|
Please find below a list publications (last updated October 2017)
Please find below some tutorials regarding the analysis I specialize in.
A short guide on how to plot BOLD timeseries of one or two regions of interests (ROIs) from CONN toolbox second-level results folder
This guide walks you through the essential functionalities of SleepViz, a MATLAB toolbox that I created which is intended for the visualization of sleep data.