Axel Hutt

Research Director

Axel Hutt

Research Director


I am Directeur de Recherche INRIA since 2015 and member of MIMESIS since November 2019.


My research interests are multidimensional stochastic neural systems and data ssimilation in the context of clinical applications, such as general anaesthesia, mental disorders and transcranial stimulation. For more information, please see my personal research homepage .

Contact details:

email: firstname.lastname @
Tel.: +33 (0)3 8811 9026
Postal address: Team MIMESIS, 1 Place de L’Hopital, 67000 Strasbourg, France


Selected Publications

Axel Hutt , C Schraff, H Anlauf, L BachM BaldaufE BauernschubertA CressR FaulwetterF FundelC Köpken-WattsH ReichA Schomburg, J Schröttle, K StephanO StillerM Weissmann and R Potthast, Assimilation of SEVIRI water vapour channels with an ensemble Kalman filter on the convective scale,
Frontiers in Earth Science 8:70 (2020)

A. Hutt, J. Lefebvre, D. Hight and H. Kaiser, Phase coherence induced by additive Gaussian and non-Gaussian noise in excitable networks with application to burst suppression-like brain signals,
Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics 5:69 (2020) 

A. Hutt and R. Potthast, Forecast of Spectral Features by Ensemble Data Assimilation,
Frontiers of Applied Mathematics and Statistics 4: 52 (2018)

A. Hutt, J. Lefebvre, D. Hight and J. Sleigh, Suppression of underlying neuronal fluctuations mediates EEG slowing during general anaesthesia,
Neuroimage 179: 414-428 (2018)

A. Hutt, J. Griffiths, C.S. Herrmann and J. Lefebvre, Effect of Stimulation Waveform on the Cortical Alpha Oscillations,
Frontiers in Neuroscience 12:376 (2018)

J. Lefebvre, A. Hutt and F. Frohlich, Stochastic Resonance Mediates the State-Dependent Effect of Periodic Stimulation on Cortical Alpha Oscillations,
eLife 6:e32054 (2017)

A. Hutt and P. beim Graben, Sequences by metastable attractors: interweaving dynamical systems and experimental data,
Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3:11 (2017)

P. Wollstadt, K.K. Sellers, L. Rudelt, V. Priesemann, A. Hutt, F. Froehlich and M.l Wibral, Breakdown of local information processing may underlie isoflurane anesthesia effects,
PLoS Computational Biology 13(6): e1005511 (2017)

C. Herrmann, M. M. Murray, S. Ionta, A. Hutt and J. Lefebvre, Shaping neural oscillations with periodic stimulation,
Journal of Neuroscience 36(9): 5328-37 (2016)

M. Hashemi, A. Hutt and J. Sleigh, How the cortico-thalamic feedback affects the EEG power spectrum over frontal and occipital regions during propofol-induced anaesthetic sedation,
J. Comput. Neuroscience,39(1), 155 (2015)

C. Schwappach, A. Hutt and P. beim Graben, Metastable dynamics in heterogeneous neural fields,
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 9, 97 (2015)

Kristin Sellers, Davis Bennett, Axel Hutt, James Williams and Flavio Frohlich, Awake versus Anesthetized: Layer-Specific Sensory Processing in Visual Cortex and Functional Connectivity between Cortical Areas,
J. Neurophysiol. 113(10):3798-815 (2015)

J. Lefebvre, A. Hutt, J.-F. Knebel, K. Whittingstall and M. Murray, Stimulus Statistics shape oscillations in nonlinear recurrent neural networks,
Journal of Neuroscience 35(7), 2895-2903 (2015)

A. Hutt and L. Buhry, Study of GABAergic extra-synaptic tonic inhibition in single neurons and neural populations by traversing neural scales: application to propofol-induced anaesthesia,
Journal of Computational Neuroscience 37(3), 417-437 (2014)

K. K. Sellers, D. V. Bennett, A. Hutt and F. Frohlich, Anesthesia Differentially Modulates Spontaneous Network Dynamics by Cortical Area and Layer,
J. Neurophysiol. 110, 2739-2751 (2013)

J. Lefebvre and A. Hutt, Additive noise quenches delay-induced oscillations,
Europhysics Letters 102 60003 (2013)

P. beim Graben and A. Hutt, Detecting metastable states of dynamical systems by recurrence-based symbolic dynamics,
Physical Review Letters 110, 154101 (2013)

A. Hutt and N. Rougier, Activity spread and breathers induced by finite transmission speeds in two-dimensional neural fields,
Phys. Rev. E 82, R055701 (2010) 

A.Hutt, Sleep and anesthesia,
Frontiers in Neuroscience 3(3), 408-409 (2009)

A.Hutt, A.Longtin and L.Schimansky-Geier, Additive noise-induced Turing transitions in spatial systems with application to neural fields and the Swift-Hohenberg equation,
Physica D 237, 755-773 (2008)

A.Hutt, A.Longtin and L.Schimansky-Geier, Additive global noise delays Turing bifurcations,
Physical Review Letters 98, 230601 01-04 (2007)

F.M.Atay and A.Hutt, Neural fields with distributed transmission speeds and long-range feedback delays,
SIAM Journal Applied Dynamical Systems 5(4), 670-698 (2006)

A.Hutt and F.M.Atay, Analysis of nonlocal neural fields for both general and gamma-distributed connectivities,
Physica D 203(1-2), 30-54 (2005)

F.Atay and A.Hutt, Stability and Bifurcations in Neural Fields with Finite Propagation Speed and General Connectivity,
SIAM J. Appl. Math. 65(2), 644-666 (2005)

A.Hutt and H.Riedel, Analysis and Modeling of Non-stationary Multivariate Time Series and Application to Middle Latency Auditory Evoked Potentials,
Physica D 177 (1-4), 203-232 (2003)

A.Hutt, M.Bestehorn and T.Wennekers, Pattern formation in intracortical neuronal fields,
Network: Computation in Neural Systems 14, 351-368 (2003)

A.Hutt (Editor), Sleep and Anesthesia: Neural correlated in theory and experiments, Springer-Verlag (2011)