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Bertrand Fontaine
Former Member of the Hearing group
Scientific interests : I'm interested in how the brain can encode the cues present in the received sounds in order to localize the source of those sounds. To do so, I use spiking neuron networks based on physiology to process sounds filtered by the auditory periphery. My current goal is to model the ITD sensitivity formation using STDP.

PUBLICATIONS (by category, 1900 - 2017) by date -- 2005-2017

Journal article

Rossant, C., Fontaine, B., & Goodman, D. (2012). Playdoh: a lightweight Python library for distributed computing and optimisation. Journal of Computational Science, in press. pdf

Fisher, B.J., Steinberg, L.G., Fontaine, B., Brette, R., & Pena, J.L. (2011). Effect of instantaneous frequency glides on interaural time difference processing by auditory coincidence detectors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(44), 18138-43.

Fontaine, B., & Brette, R. (2011). Neural development of binaural tuning through Hebbian learning predicts frequency-dependent best delays. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 11692-96.

Fontaine, B., Goodman, D., Benichoux, V., & Brette, R. (2011). Brian hears: online auditory processing using vectorisation over channels. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, .

Fontaine, B., & Peremans, H. (2011). Compressive sensing: A strategy for fluttering target discrimination employed by bats emitting broadband calls. J. Acoust. Soc. Am, 129, 1100–1110. pdf

Rossant, C., Goodman, F.M.D., Fontaine, B., Platkiewicz, J., Magnusson, A.K., & Brette, R. (2011). Fitting neuron models to spike trains. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 5(9), 10-20.

Fontaine, B., & Peremans, H. (2009). Bat echolocation processing using first-spike latency coding. Neural Netwoks, 22(10), 1372-1382. pdf

Fontaine, B., & Peremans, H. (2009). Determining biosonar images using sparse representations. J. Acoust. Soc. Am, 125(5), 3052-3059. pdf

Fontaine, B., & Peremans, H. (2007). Tuning Bat LSO Neurons to Interaural Intensity Differences through Spike-Timing Dependent Plasticity. Biological Cybernetics, 97, 261-267. pdf


COMMUNICATIONS (1900 - 2017)

Oral communication

Fontaine, B., & Brette, R. (2010). A developmental explanation of the dependence of binaural best delays on characteristic frequency. Paper presented at the Society for neuroscience, San Diego,

Fontaine, B., & Peremans, H. (2010). Biosonar sequences analysis using first spike latency encoding”,. Paper presented at the Natural and Biomimetic Mechanosensing Conference,

Fontaine, B., Peremans, H., & Steckels, J. (2009). 3D sparse imaging in biosonar scene analysis. Paper presented at the Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations Conference, SPARS09, pdf

Fontaine, B. (2009). Biosonar sequences analysis using first spike latency encoding. Paper presented at the Natural and Biomimetic Mechanosensing, Dresden.

Fontaine, B., & Peremans, H. (2008). Modeling the Bat LSO Tonotopical Map Refinement during Development. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference of Adaptive Behavior, pdf

Fontaine, B., & Peremans, H. (2007). Tuning Neurons to Interaural Intensity Differences Using Spike Timing-Dependent Plasticity. Paper presented at the International Conference of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science,

Fontaine, B., Peremans, H., & Schrauwen, B. (2007). Bat echolocation modelling using spike kernels with Support Vector Regression. Paper presented at the 15th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, pdf

Peremans, H., & Fontaine, B. (2006). A spike burst coding scheme for environment representation by FM bats. Paper presented at the J. Acoust. Soc. Am, 5. pdf

Peremans, H., & Fontaine, B. (2006). Sonar target recognition based on spike coded spectrogram. Paper presented at the The Annals of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati,