BSc (Grenoble, France), MSc (Paris, France), PhD (Toulouse, France)
Action Editor for Brain & Cognition
Recipient, Early Researcher Award (ERA) 2012
My interests are in Cognitive Neuroscience with a focus on Cognitive and Social Neuroscience of face perception. My research investigates the temporal dynamics of the neural networks underlying face processing, in particular the perception and recognition of face identity, facial expressions of emotion and gaze direction. I am particularly interested in the central role of eyes in these processes, at the behavioural and neural levels. This includes understanding how the information contained in the eye region influences face recognition and facial expression discrimination, and how gaze direction interacts with facial expressions during social attention tasks. I am also interested in how these cognitive abilities and their underlying brain networks develop over the lifespan, and what role they play in pathologies in which social cognition appears to go awry such as in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). My research program integrates behavioral testing, EEG/ERP and eye tracking methodologies.
My research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Ontario Research Fund (ORF), the Canada Research Chair program (CRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI).