Denis Le Bihan, M.D., Ph.D.



  • Music performance, piano playing

(since age 7 ...)

- 2 and 4 hand piano

- Favorite composers: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Mussorgsky, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Messian,...

- Worldwide experience of hotel lobby pianos due to amount of travelling!

piano 2 and 4 hands with friends, Steve Riederer, playing Ravel music on Ravel's piano at his home in Monfort-l'Amaury, Yasuko

  • Weather forecasting

(since age 12 ...)

- run a personal weather service (since 2001)
(Meteore Service)

- weather given for 6 days in advance, updated daily (for Paris West area)

- check out on !

Meteore Service daily web page
  • Japanese things and people

- Sightseeing in Japan
(often in connection with conferences , see also Kyoto )

- Japanese language, calligraphy
(see also studies on Japanese language:
- La gymnastique cérébrale du Japonais

- L'écriture et les mystères du cerveau japonais

- Japanese music
(koto music, kabuki music,...)

- Japanese cooking

- Japanese gardens (see Kyoto,bonsai)

Calligraphy, sightseeing with wife Christiane, enjoying a kimono at Ishibekoji (Kyoto, Gion)

  • Gardening

- Planting and arranging flowers, plants,...

- Landscaping

A Japanese corner in my backyard, in spring (sakura), summer, fall (momijis) and ...

  • Photography

- Samples of my photos exhibited in Kyoto at the French Institute of Kansai, jointly with Pr Miki (donation for the victims of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake).

  • Miniature trains

(since age 6... my home train grew up with me, receiving overtime French, US and Japanese touches

  • Golf

- My favorite golf course: Needwood (Rockville, MD)