Lyon, France


The Lyon Garden hosted by the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CRNL) is a full blown 5 days conference with:

    • The global CuttingGardens program
    • Poster sessions and demos (OPM, BCI)
    • MNE decoding hands on tutorials
    • Several casual moments
    • A custom made art/science framework for a better event experience

    The Lyon Garden is by far the best garden that can be found along the Rhône river!



    #MEEG, #SEEG, #BCI, #OpenScience, #OPM, #Decoding, #Clinical applications, #Neural communication

    Some Lecturers /Teachers

    C.Tallon-Baudry – J.P.Lachaux – J.Vezoli – G.Barnes -M. de Lucia


    Introduction to MNE-python and multivariate analyzes


    · A fith day dedicated to Sensorimotor brain rhythms: foundations and applications

    · An Art/Science performance integrated to the whole program

    Local Program




    Local program

    Global - Plenary lecture

    Local - Lectures

    Local - Tutorials

    Local - Social Events

    Local - Food / Posters

    Local - Satellite Event

    Gender balance

    There are 26 speakers/instructors in the garden, including 13 men and 13 women. BWN rating: 4 /5, within 2 standard deviations above base rate

    Global Speaker on site

    Program Details

    MONDAY 16th

    08:30   –     Badge pick-up, Breakfast

    09:00   –     Better Science

    · Open science: a dynamic ecosystem – Gaëlle Leroux

    · Ecological Emergency: What labs can(‘t) do – Maximilien Chaumon

    10:00   –     Break

    10:15   –     MEG OPM

    · Opportunities for OPM neuroscience- Gareth Barnes

    · The 4He-OPM: First neuroscience applications – Tjerk Gutteling

    ·  Evidence of interictal spikes recording by Helium OPM validated by simultaneous intracerebral EEG – Christian Bénar

    · Adopting OPMs for cognitive neuroimaging – Robert Oostenveld (Live from Nijmegen)

    · Technical advancements in the OPMs – Niall Holmes (Live from Nijmegen)

    13:00   –     Lunchs and Demos (MEG, BCI)

    14:30   –     [Global] Theoretical advances in Cognitive Neuroscience made through MEEG

    · The Gut-Brain-Consciousness Axis – Catherine Tallon-Baudry (present on site)

    · Tracking Attentional Dynamics Across Vision, Working Memory, and Action – Freek Van Ede

    · Emergence of language during early developement – Clément François (present on site)

    17:30        Welcome cocktail

    TUESDAY 17th

    08:30   –     Breakfast

    9:00    –     Advanced Clinics

    ·  Advanced toolbox for sEEG – Jean Philippe Lachaux

    ·  Deep learning meth. for epileptic spike detection in MEG – Pauline Mouchès

    ·  Autism ( dynamic models) – Francoise Lecaignard


    ·  EEG metrics to assess consciousness dynamics – Florent Gobert

    ·  Comas (decoding, machine learning) – Marzia De Lucia

    ·  Can BCI help consciousness disorders? – Perrine Séguin

    12:30   –     Lunchs, Posters and Flash talks

    14:30   –     [GlobalChallenges / opportunites in RT EEG processing and classification tools in BCI

    ·  Geometric Deep Learning meets BCI – Reinmar Kobler

    · Facing the small data reality – Michael Tangermann

    · Conducting BCI protocols with patients – Theresa Vaughan

    WEDNESDAY 18th

    08:30   –     Breakfast

    9:00    –     MNE Tutorial 1

    · MNE Introduction – Anne Cheylus

    10:30   –     Break

    9:00    –     MNE Tutorial 2

    · MNE Decoding – Romain Quentin

    ·MNE Machine Learning – Pauline Mouches

    10:30   –     Lunch & Posters

    14:30   –     [Global] Reproducible processing pipelines and multiverses

    ·  Reproducible processing pipelines and multiverses – Elena Cesnaite

    · The Data-Processing Multiverse of Event-Related Potentials – Peter Clayson

    · Agreed Reporting Template for EEG Methodology – International Standard – Anđela Šoškić

    THURSDAY 19th

    08:30   –     Breakfast

    9:00    –     Neural Communication

    · Modeling the complexity of brain oscillations – Matteo Di Volo

    · Do travelling waves reflect predictive coding processes? – Andrea Alamia


    · Neural Dynamics and Cortical Hierarchy – Julien Vezoli

    · Network communication based on nested rhythms –Mathilde Bonnefond

    12:30   –     Lunch & Posters

    14:30   –     [Global] Deep neural network (DNN) analysis of MEEG data

    ·  Learning M/EEG representations with self-supervision – Hubert Banville

    ·  Classic machine learning versus deep learning: is there a clear winner? – Maarten De Vos

    ·  Using artificial DNN to predict and understand human vision – Radoslaw Martin Cichy

    FRIDAY 20th - Sensorimotor brain rhythms: foundations and applications

    08:30   –     Breakfast

    9:00    –     Motor imagery – Aymeric Guillot

    9:30    –     Sensorimotor oscillations: relation to excitability and functional significance –  Vadim Nikulin

    10:00  –     Towards a better understanding of ERD/ERS modulations in the context of BCI –  Sebastien Rimbert

    10:30  –     Break

    10:30  –     Motor imagery-based BCIs for decoding and restoring the brain –  Camille Jeunet & Emeline Pierrieau

    11:30  –     The AVANCER trial –  Claudia Bigoni

    12:30   –    Lunch & Posters

    14:00   –     Distinct sources and roles of motor cortical low and high beta rhythms – Bjorg Kilavik

    14:30    –    Beta Bursts: detection and function –  James Bonaiuto

    15:00  –     Break

    15:30  –     Decoding Beta Burts for BCI –  Sotiris Papadopoulos

    Cutting – KAPHARNAÜM

    CuttingEEG beyond its usual borders with the power of the KOMPLEX KAPHARNAUM famous art company.


    A 5 days art/science experience within the Lyon garden to reinvent scientific events. Yes indeed, you are a guinea pig!

    Posters new-wave

    CuttingEEG introduced a new framework for poster submissions. But context is as important. We’ll go further and improve the poster frames and display.


    The most important aspect of in-person event is to be able to exchange among colleagues. Lunches, posters, breaks… all have been reevaluated to offer rich, fun and relaxed interactions.

    Eco Friendly

    Inspired by Labos 1point5 and CuttingEEG, many actions will be put in place to reduce the environemental impact an open participants mind to change their habits

    A Social event

    Whether you’re hidden or you’re seen, you’re part of the science machine. Let’s celebrate all contributions for the progress of science!

    Food is Good

    It is even better when it is locally hand made with fresh products. The way we eat as a group is also reinvented… it’s a surprise but let’s say that it won’t be like at SfN.

    Mind breaker booth

    Finally, goodies that won’t drive you nuts

    Register for the Lyon Garden



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    ONLY for Firday’s satellite




    Registration/max capacity



    · The form is to attend the Lyon Garden only

    1- It is mandatory to first become a member of CuttingEEG.

    2- Register to the Garden: and indicade in the commentaries of the second page the CuttingEEG membership Transaction ID you received at the previous step.

    3- To present a poster (following the categories introduced at CuttingEEG 2021) or attend the tutorial : check the boxes in the form.


    The Lyon garden is full

    Only the satelite on Friday has some few spot left



    Poster instuctions

    The poster format will be inovant (part of the art science performance). We will print and display the posters.

    • Abstract submission deadline Sept. 8th. Max capacity reached we cannot accept new poster submissions
    • Poster selection response and further instructions Sept. 22nd.
    • You will provide the poster file by Oct. 6th and we will print it.

    CNRS Notes

    ·  To register it is NOT possible to pay by credit card with CNRS credits. Please select Bon de Commande instead.  

    ·  CuttingEEG membership fee can NOT be paid with CNRS credits. Please use another means.

    Registration Fee

    Several options incl. breakfasts, lunches and social events. 

    · Global 4 days: 250€ and 200€ for students

    · Global + Satellite 5 days: 300€ and 250€ for students

    · Friday Satellite 1 day: 75€ and 50€ for students

    · Poster (to cover print cost): 25€

    10% VAT will be added (but you should be able to get it back)

    Venue – How to reach the Lyon Garden


    The conference will be located at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CRNL, google map) – Centre Hospitalier Le Vinatier, Bâtiment 462 Neurocampus Michel Jouvet, 95 boulevard Pinel, 69500 Bron

    Finding the CNRL - Instructions

    The CRNL is inside a huge hospital campus named ‘Le Vinatier’. You will have to use the intercom when you arrive on site (see picture below). Please make sure to allow enough time to cross the campus by foot.

    You can reach the CRNL from Bus C9, Bus C8, Tram T2, Tram T6, Tram T5. An reach the venue as decribed in the map below.

    Finding the CNRL - Campus map and ways to reach the CRNL

    Coming to Lyon by TRAIN

    With two train stations (Part-Dieu et Perrache) downtown and one train station outside the city (Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport), you will be sure to find your way in and out of the city. The TGV or fast speed train places Lyon at 2 hours from Paris (a train every 30 minutes), 3 hours from Lille, 1.40 hour from Marseille (22 round trips daily), 5 hours from London (by Eurostar) and
    5.10 hours from Barcelone. The TGV also serves Chambéry, Annecy and Brussels as well as many other European cities…

    Train tickets can be bought here :

      Coming to Lyon by BUS

      Slower but often cheaper, you can get to Lyon by bus using these companies :

      Coming to Lyon by CAR

      Another way, less ecological and more tiring though, is to get to Lyon by car. In that case, try
      to share you vehicles with others and use your best apps or paper map to reach the city :).
      Lyon is a highway hub connecting Paris, Turino, Marseille, Montpellier, etc.

      Coming to Lyon by PLANE

      Lyon has two airports: Lyon Saint-Exupéry International Airport and Lyon-Bron Business Airport. Shuttles or trains are connecting these airports with the city center.


      We recommend you to find accommodation in the city center. The venue of the conference can be accessed by bus, metro or tramway (Tram T6, Metro D with some walk and bus C8 and C9 for the CRNL, bus C26 or C3 or metro A for the CCVA).

      Contact the Lyon team

      Alexandra Corneyllie

      Mathilde Bonnefond

      Anne Cheylus

      Alexandra Fargeot

      Nicolas Fourcaud-Trocmé

      Francoise Lecaignard

      Gaëlle Leroux

      Fabien Perrin

      Romain Quentin

      Jérémie Mattout

      Florence Leger

      Local partners of the Lyon Garden

      Contact the Global team