A proximity with experimentalists
The EITN is a theory center embedded in an experimental neuroscience environment : The Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience (Neuro-PSI). It encourages its researchers and students to be directly involved in experiments, or to develop mixed experimental and theoretical projects. Collaboration with the experimentalists include all the 22 groups of Neuro-PSI and the experimental and theoretical teams of the Human Brain Project (HBP) and NeuroSpin, research center for innovation in brain imaging.
A center of exchange welcoming theoreticians
The institute hosts theoreticians, who are encouraged to spend time in the experimental labs around, and develop mixed experimental/theoretical projects. Similarly, the EITN welcomes experimentalist researchers to interact with the theoreticians and develop similar interdisciplinary projects.