Jean-Baptiste Durand

Equipe ECO-3D
Tél : 05 62 74 45 44

Chargé de Recherche CNRS
Tel : (+33)(0)5-62-74-45-46
Team : Espace et contexte 3D (ECO-3D)


I am a neurobiologist, working in the CerCo (Research Center for Brain and Cognition) since October 2010. I investigate the visual system, in both human and non-human primates. Specifically, I am interested in the mechanisms by which the brain constructs representations of the three-dimensional environment from the two-dimensional images impinging the retinas.


My research is based on a comparative human / monkey approach and relies on complementary technics : psychophysics, functional imaging (fMRI) and electrophysiology, whose combination allows linking visual perception to the underlying cortical networks and neural mechanisms.


(complete publications list here)
Bogdanova, O.V., V. B. Bogdanov, J. B. Durand, Y. Trotter Y and B. R. Cottereau (2020) : Dynamics of the straight‑ahead preference in human visual cortex. Brain Structure and Function (225):173-186.      

Roux, F. E., J. B. Durand, E. Rehault, S. Planton, L. Draper and J. F. Demonet (2014) The neural basis for writing from dictation in the temporoparietal cortex. Cortex 50 () 64-75
Durand, J. B., D. Camors, Y. Trotter and S. Celebrini (2012) Privileged visual processing of the straight-ahead direction in humans. Journal of Vision 12 (6) 34, 1-13
Durand, J. B., P. Girard, P. Barone, J. Bullier and L. G. Nowak (2012) The effects of contrast and contrast adaptation on static receptive field features in macaque area V1. Journal of Neurophysiology 108 (7) 2033-2050
Roux, F. E., J. B. Durand, M. Jucla, E. Rehault, M. Reddy and J. F. Démonet (2012) Segregation of lexical and sub-lexical reading processes in the left perisylvian cortex. PLoS ONE 7 (11) e50665
Mantini, D., A. Gerits, K. Nelissen, J. B. Durand, O. Joly, L. Simone, H. Sawamura, C. Wardak, G. A. Orban, R. L. Buckner and W. Vanduffel (2011) Default mode of brain function in monkeys. The Journal of Neuroscience 31 (36) 12954-12962
Durand, J. B., Y. Trotter and S. Celebrini (2010) Privileged Processing of the Straight-Ahead Direction in Primate Area V1. Neuron 66 (1) 126-137
Durand, J. B., R. Peeters, J. F. Norman, J. T. Todd and G. A. Orban (2009) Parietal regions processing visual 3D shape extracted from disparity. Neuroimage 46 (4) 1114-1126
Nelissen, K., O. Joly, J. B. Durand, J. T. Todd, W. Vanduffel and G. A. Orban (2009) The extraction of depth structure from shading and texture in the macaque brain. PLoS ONE 4 (12) e8306
Durand, J. B., K. Nelissen, O. Joly, C. Wardak, J. T. Todd, J. F. Norman, P. Janssen, W. Vanduffel and G. A. Orban (2007) Anterior regions of monkey parietal cortex process visual 3D shape. Neuron 55 (3) 493-505
Durand, J. B., S. Celebrini and Y. Trotter (2007) Neural Bases of Stereopsis across Visual Field of the Alert Macaque Monkey. Cerebral Cortex 17 (6) 1260-1273
Orban, G. A., K. Claeys, K. Nelissen, R. Smans, S. Sunaert, J. T. Todd, C. Wardak, J. B. Durand and W. Vanduffel (2006) Mapping the parietal cortex of human and non-human primates. Neuropsychologia 44 (13) 2647-2667
Fregnac, Y., A. Rene, J. B. Durand and Y. Trotter (2004) Brain encoding and representation of 3D-space using different senses, in different species. J Physiol Paris 98 (1-3) 1-18
Trotter, Y., S. Celebrini and J. B. Durand (2004) Evidence for implication of primate area V1 in neural 3-D spatial localization processing. J Physiol Paris 98 (1-3) 125-134
Durand, J. B., S. Zhu, S. Celebrini and Y. Trotter (2002) Neurons in parafoveal areas V1 and V2 encode vertical and horizontal disparities. Journal of Neurophysiology 88 (5) 2874-2879