Dr Boris Cyrulnik is a French neurologist, psychiatrist, ethnologist and psychoanalyst. While head of a research group in clinical ethology at the Toulon-la-Seyne hospital (1972-1991), he published his first book Mémoire de singe et parole d’homme in 1983.
Since 1996, he has been Chief Academic Officer at the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities of Toulon, President of the Châteauvallon National Center for Cultural Creation and Dissemination (since 1998), and president of the Annie and Charles Corrin Prize on the memory of the Shoah (since 2005).
Boris Cyrulnik is best known for having developed the concept of resilience (rebirth from suffering). He also participated in the Attali Commission on the impediments to growth, headed by Jacques Attali. In his latest book, Les âmes blessées (Wounded Souls), Boris Cyrulnik tells the story of the birth of modern psychiatry and how he tried to make his own mark on it.