I am a CNRS researcher in the NeuroPsychologie Interventionnelle lab (NPI) at the Institut Mondor de Recherche Biomédicale (IMRB, Hôpital Henri Mondor, Créteil - INSERM U955) and Département d'Etudes Cognitives (DEC - FrontCog) of Ecole normale supérieure (Ens, PSL University) in Paris.
I am interested in the study of communication, verbal communication and non-verbal communication.
My research is focused on the interactions between speech processing and other cognitive functions such as short-term memory, executive control, decision making… I am also interested in developing rehabilitation programs for aphasic patients to assess whether it is possible to induce the recovery of lost abilities.
Regarding non-verbal communication, I am particularly interested in the study of a specific gesture used by humans to communicate with conspecifics: pointing. This gesture is acquired during the first year of life and is known to be crucial for social development and language acquisition. In adults, brain lesion can affect specifically the ability to point at. My research tends to understand what makes pointing so special.
I am involved in the development of cognitive tests for patients diagnosis, prognosis and medical follow-up.
Methods and participants
My work is based on neuroimaging studies (MRI, EEG) and computational analysis of neuropsychological data from stroke patients and neurodegenerative patients (Huntington Disease patients).