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Daniel Cattaert


HDR in Neuroscience, Aix-Marseille University, 1993
Ph.D. in Neurosciences, Bordeaux University, France, 1984

Current position

Researcher (CNRS), Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Integravite d’Aquitaine (INCIA) CNRS-UMR 5387, Bordeaux University, France


  1. Fossat, P., Bacqué-Cazenave, J., Delbecque, J.* and Cattaert, D.* (2015). Measuring anxiety-like behavior in Crayfish by using a sub aquatic dark-light plus maze. Bio-protocol 5(3): e1396. (*Co-last authors)
  2. Bacque-Cazenave, J., Chung, B., Cofer, D. W., Cattaert, D. and Edwards, D. H. (2014). The effect of sensory feedback on crayfish posture and locomotion. II. Neuromechanical simulation of closing the loop. J Neurophysiol: jn 00870 02014. (Epub ahead of print)
  3. Chung, B., Bacque-Cazenave, J., Cofer, D. W., Cattaert, D. and Edwards, D. H. (2014). The effect of sensory feedback on crayfish posture and locomotion: I. Experimental analysis of closing the loop. J Neurophysiol: jn 00248 02014. (Epub ahead of print)
  4. Fossat, P., Bacqué-Cazenave, J., De Deurwaerdère, P., Delbecque, J. P. and Cattaert, D. (2014). Anxiety-like behavior in crayfish is controlled by serotonin. Science 344(6189): 1293-1297.
  5. Martin, E., Cazenave, W., Cattaert, D. and Branchereau, P. (2013). Embryonic alteration of motoneuronal morphology induces hyperexcitability in the mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurobiol Dis 54: 116-126.
  6. Bacque-Cazenave, J., Issa, F. A., Edwards, D. H. and Cattaert, D. (2013). Spatial segregation of excitatory and inhibitory effects of 5-HT on crayfish motoneurons. J Neurophysiol 109(11): 2793-2802.
  7. Bacque-Cazenave, J., Bouvet, F., Fossat, P., Cattaert, D. and Delbecque, J. P. (2013). Control of motor activity in crayfish by the steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone via motoneuron excitability and sensory-motor integration. J Exp Biol 216(Pt 10): 1808-1818.
  8. Issa, F. A., Drummond, J., Cattaert, D. and Edwards, D. H. (2012). Neural circuit reconfiguration by social status. J Neurosci 32(16): 5638-5645.
  9. Joucla, S., Branchereau, P., Cattaert, D. and Yvert, B. (2012). Extracellular neural microstimulation may activate much larger regions than expected by simulations: a combined experimental and modeling study. PLoS One 7(8): e41324.
  10. Cattaert, D., Delbecque, J. P., Edwards, D. H. and Issa, F. A. (2010). Social interactions determine postural network sensitivity to 5-HT. J Neurosci 30(16): 5603-5616.
  11. Boulenguez, P., Liabeuf, S., Bos, R., Bras, H., Jean-Xavier, C., Brocard, C., Stil, A., Darbon, P., Cattaert, D., Delpire, E., Marsala, M. and Vinay, L. (2010). Down-regulation of the potassium-chloride cotransporter KCC2 contributes to spasticity after spinal cord injury. Nat Med 16(3): 302-307.
  12. Meyrand, P., Cattaert, D., Ostaszewski, H. and Bem, T. (2009). Inhibitory network of spiking neurons may express a sharp peak of synchrony at low frequency band. Biol Cybern 101(5-6): 325-338.
  13. Hill, A. A. V. and Cattaert, D. (2008). Recruitment in a heterogeneous population of motor neurons that innervates the depressor muscle of the crayfish walking leg muscle. J Exp Biol 211(4): 613-29.
  14. Jean-Xavier, C., Mentis, G. Z., O'Donovan, M. J., Cattaert, D. and Vinay, L. (2007). Dual personality of GABA/glycine-mediated depolarizations in immature spinal cord. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(27): 11477-11482.
Protocols by Daniel Cattaert
  1. Measuring Anxiety-like Behavior in Crayfish by Using a Sub Aquatic Dark-light Plus Maze