Lapicque, Louis

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Lapicque, Louis Gender: M
Louis Édouard Lapicque
born on 1 August 1866 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Épinal, France, 48n11, 6e27
Timezone LMT m6e27 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
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Louis Lapicque


French neuroscientist, socialist activist, antidreyfusard and freemason who was very influential in the early 20th century. One of his main contributions was to propose the integrate-and-fire model of the neuron in a seminal article published in 1907. Today, this model of the neuron is still one of the most popular models in computational neuroscience for both cellular and neural networks studies, as well as in mathematical neuroscience because of its simplicity. A review article was published recently for the centenary of the original Lapicque's 1907 paper - this review also contains an English translation of the original paper.

He died on 6 December 1952, aged 86, in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Lescaut.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Neuroscientist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction