Cendra Agulhon



Conference room R229
Campus Saint Germain des Prés de l'Université de Paris, 45 rue des Saints Pères, Paris 6e


04 Oct 2021


11 h 00 min - 12 h 00 min


INCC Seminar Series

Cortical gradients of functional integration, by Daniel Margulies

Summary Cortical gradients of functional integration

Understanding how the cerebral cortex transforms distinct sources of information into cohesive experiences requires knowledge of how functional integration emerges from cortical structure. Insights into functional processing streams indicate that cortical areas are arranged stepwise, representing functional gradients along the cortical surface. Having been largely restricted to describing processing within specific sensory modalities, how do these principles generalize and extend to the surrounding association cortex? Building on recent work characterizing a principal axis of cortical organization, I will present a line of research that investigates the role of cortical geometry in enabling convergence across distinct modalities. By describing how the spatial layout of the cerebral cortex shapes its function, this line of research proposes a framework for understanding structural constraints that contribute to the integrated nature of cognition.

Daniel Margulies’s short biography

Daniel Margulies is a CNRS research director at INCC. His research investigates principles of cortical organization, predominantly using MRI to map the relationships between the layout of connectivity, function, and structure in the cerebral cortex. He previously led the Neuroanatomy & Connectivity Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. He has worked at NYU and Humboldt University, and was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal for his doctoral dissertation (2010) and the Young Investigator Award from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2018).


For the ones who cannot attend in R229, a zoom link is available:

ID of the meeting : 833 1766 1081

Code: 074150