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ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Chargée de recherche, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives, INSERM U960 & Evolution and Social Cognition Group, Ecole Normale Supérieure, 2014 - present.

Post doctoral Fellow, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives, INSERM U960, 2013 - 2014.

Research Scientist, Developmental Neuroimaging Laboratory, Center for Autism Research, University of Pennsylvania & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2011 - 2013.

Post Doctoral Fellow, Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, 2009 – 2010.

Post Doctoral Fellow, Julie Grèzes’ team, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives & NaSH team, Institut Jean-Nicod, Département d’Etudes Cognitives, ENS, Paris, 2008 - 2009.



EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences, Specialisation: Psychology. Université Lyon II, France, & UCL, London, UK, 2009.


BA and MA in Cognitive sciences, Université Lyon II, France, BA - 2003, MA - 2005.

BA and MA in Linguistics , Université François Rabelais, Tours, France, BA - 2002, MA - 2004.



PUBLICATIONS


Journal papers


Baumard, N. & Chevallier, C., (2015).  The nature and dynamics of world religions: A life history approach. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282(1818).

Chevallier, C., Parish‐Morris, J., McVey, A., Rump, K. M., Sasson, N. J., Herrington, J. D., & Schultz, R. T. (2015). Measuring social attention and motivation in autism spectrum disorder using eye‐tracking: Stimulus type matters. Autism Research, 8(5), 620-628.

Carré, A., Chevallier, C., Robel, L., Barry, C., Maria, A. S., Pouga, L., ... & Berthoz, S. (2015). Tracking Social Motivation Systems Deficits: The Affective Neuroscience View of Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(10), 3351-3363.

Molesworth, C., Chevallier, C., Happé, F., & Hampton, J. A. (2015). Children with autism do not show sequence effects with auditory stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(1), 48.

Chevallier, C., Xu, J., Adachi, K., van der Henst, J. B., & Baumard, N. (2015). Preschoolers’ Understanding of Merit in Two Asian Societies. PloS one, 10(5).

Sheskin, M., Chevallier, C., Lambert, S., & Baumard, N. (2014). Life-history theory explains childhood moral development. Trends in cognitive sciences, 18(12), 613-615.

Grèzes, J., Valabrègue, R., Gholipour, B., & Chevallier, C. (2014). A direct amygdala‐motor pathway for emotional displays to influence action: A diffusion tensor imaging study. Human brain mapping, 35(12), 5974-5983.

Chevallier, C., Parish-Morris, J., Tonge, N., Le, L., Miller, J., & Schultz, R. T. (2014). Susceptibility to the audience effect explains performance gap between children with and without autism in a theory of mind task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(3), 972.

Courty, A., Maria, A-S., Lalanne, C., Ringuenet, D., Vindreau, C., Chevallier, C., Pouga, L., Pinabel, F., Philippe, A., Adrien, J-L., Barry, C., Berthoz, S. (2013). Levels of autistic traits in Anorexia Nervosa: a comparative psychometric study. BMC Psychiatry, 13:222.

Parish-Morris, J.*, Chevallier, C.*, (*co-first authors) Tonge, N., Letzen, J., Pandey, J. & Schultz, R.T. (2013) Visual attention to dynamic faces and objects is linked to face processing skills: A combined study of children with autism and controls. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. 4(185), doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00185.

Chevallier, C., Huguet, P., Happé, F., George, N., & Conty, L. (2013) Salient social cues are prioritized in Autism Spectrum Disorders despite overall decrease in social attention. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 43, 1642–1651. 

 

Kohls, G., Chevallier, C., Troiani, V., & Schultz, R.T. (2012) Social ‘wanting’ dysfunction in autism: neurobiological underpinnings and treatment implications. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (4)10, doi:10.1186/1866-1955-4-10


Chevallier, C., Kohls, G., Troiani, V., Brodkin, E.S., Schultz, R.T. (2012). The Social Motivation Theory of Autism. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16(4) 231-239.

Chevallier, C., Molesworth, C. & Happé, F. (2012). Diminished Social Motivation Negatively Impacts Reputation Management: Autism Spectrum Disorders as a Case in Point. PLoS ONE 7(1): e31107. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031107

Chevallier, C., Grèzes, J., Molesworth, C., Berthoz, S. & Happé, F. (2012) Selective social anhedonia in high functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 42(7),1504-9.


Baumard, N., Mascaro, O., & Chevallier, C. (2012). Preschoolers are able to take merit into account when distributing goods. Developmental Psychology, 48(2) 492-498.


Baumard, N. & Chevallier, C. (2012) What goes around comes around: The evolutionary roots of the belief in immanent justice. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 12 67-80.


Chevallier, C., Noveck, I., Happé, F., & Wilson, D. (2011) What's in a voice? Prosody as a test case for the Theory of Mind account of autism. Neuropsychologia, 49(3), 507-517.


Sonié, S., Behrouz, K, Pirat, E., Masson, S.,  Bain, P., Robinson, J., Reboul, A. Wicker, B., Chevallier, C., Beaude-Chervet, V., Deleage, MH, Charvet, D., Barthélémy, C., Rochet, T., Tatou, M., Arnaud, V., & Manificat, S. (2011). French version of Autism Spectrum Quotient, Empathy Quotient and Systemizing Quotient [in French]. La Presse Médicale,40(4),180-188.


Southgate, V.*, Chevallier, C.*, & Csibra, G. (*co-first authors) (2010) 17-month-olds appeal to false beliefs to interpret others’ communication. Developmental Science, 13(6), 907–912.


Chevallier, C., Wilson, D., Happé, F. & Noveck, I. (2010) Scalar inferences in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(9), 1104-1117.

Southgate, V., Chevallier, C., & Csibra, G. (2009). Sensitivity to Communicative Relevance Tells Young Children What to Imitate. Developmental Science, 12(6),1013-9.

Chevallier, C., Noveck, I., Happé, F., & Wilson, D. (2009) From acoustics to grammar: Perceiving linguistic prosody in adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3, 502-516.

Chevallier, C., Noveck, I., Bott, L., Lanza, V., Nazir, T., Sperber, D.  (2008).  Making disjunctions exclusive. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61(11), 1741-1760.

Van Der Henst, J-B., Chevallier, C., Schaeken, W., Mercier, H., & Noveck, I. (2008). Dealing with indeterminacy in spatial descriptions. Psychological Research, 72 (5), 553-556.

Claidière, N., Jraissati, Y., & Chevallier, C. (2008). A colour sorting task reveals that adult colour categories are ‘truly’ perceptual and culture specific. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 8(3-4), 211-233. 


Chapters and invited contributions


Chevallier, C. (2013) 'Theory of mind' In F. Volkmar, R. Paul and K. Pelphrey (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Chevallier, C. (2012) Theory of mind and autism: Revisiting Baron-Cohen et al.’s Sally-Anne study. In A. Slater and P. Quinn (Eds.), Developmental Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies, Sage, 148-163.

Chevallier, C., Bonnefond, M., Van der Henst, J-B., & Noveck, I. (2010) Using ERPs to capture prosodic stress and inference making. Italian Journal of Linguistics, 22(1),125-152.

Baumard, N. & Chevallier, C. (2010) L'empathie : base de la vie en société ? Réponse à Franz de Waal, Sciences Humaines, Octobre 2010.

Chevallier, C., Baumard, N., Grèzes, J. & Pouga L. (2010) Comprendre les actions, émotions et états mentaux d’autrui : psychologie et neurosciences. In A. Berthoz, C. Ossola and B. Stock (Eds.), La pluralite et les fondements cognitifs de la notion de points de vue , Paris: Conférences du Collège de France.

Noveck, I., Chevallier, C., Chevaux, F., Musolino, J. & Bott, L. (2009). Children’s enrichments of conjunctive sentences in context. In P. De Brabanter & M. Khissine (eds.) Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models. Current Research in the Semantics/pragmatics Interface, (20), 211-234.

Moeschler, J.,  Chevallier, C., Castelain, T., Van der Henst, J-B, & Tapiero, I. (2006). Le raisonnement causal. De la pragmatique du discours à la pragmatique expérimentale. Cahiers de Linguistique Française, 27, 241-262.


INVITED TALKS AND COLLOQUIA

Chevallier, C. The costs and benefits of social motivation. Central European University, Departmental Colloquium, Budapest, Hungary, 17th June 2015.

Chevallier, C., « Autrui : reconnaissance, coopération, confiance », Séminaire « Manager à la lumière des sciences cognitives », Paris, France, April 2nd 2013.

Chevallier, C. The Social Motivation Theory of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Innovative Research in Autism, Tours, France, 30th May – 1st June 2012.

Chevallier, C. Pragmatic deficits in High Functioning Autism, Experimental approach of deficiencies in Oral language, written language, numerical cognition, and language pragmatics, Laboratoire Cognition, Langage, Développement, Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 14th December 2010.

Chevallier, C. Beyond Theory of Mind: Social motivation in Autism Spectrum Disorders. "Social Cognition", Journées thématiques du Département d'Etudes Cognitives, ENS, Paris, 22-23d October 2010.


Chevallier, C. Understanding of non literal language in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Metarepresentations and non-literal language use Workshop, Oslo, Norway, 16th June 2009.


Chevallier, C. Social Impairments in Autism: A critical review of the literature. Brain and Pragmatics Workshop, Aarhus, Denmark, 5th December 2007.


Chevallier, C. Beyond Theory of Mind: Autism as a failure to see others as partners for interaction. London School of Economics, Seminar Series on Culture and Cognition, 14th November 2007.


Chevallier, C. Prosody and pragmatics. Linguistics Department Colloquium, Université de Genève, Genève, 30th May 2005.

 


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


Safra, L., Baumard, N. & Chevallier, C. (2015). The social strategy: How social motivation regulates social evaluations and social preferences. Poster at European Human Behavior and Evolution Association, Helsinki, Finland. Poster.


Sheskin, M., Chevallier, C., Lambert, S., & Baumard, N. (2015). An Evolutionary Account of Moral Development. Poster at European Human Behavior and Evolution Association, Helsinki, Finland.
Poster.

Lambert, S., Tecu, T., Sheskin, M., Baumard, N., & Chevallier, C., (2015). Fairness Motivation and SES in Young Children From Two Countries. Poster at European Human Behavior and Evolution Association, Helsinki, Finland.
Poster.

Ivanescu, A., Sheskin, M., & Baumard, N. (2014). A Matter of Safety. Poster at CEU Summer School "Morality: Evolutionary Origins and Cognitive Mechanisms," Budapest, Hungary.
Poster.


Lambert, S., Tecu, T., Sheskin, M., Baumard, N., & Chevallier, C. (2014). Fairness motivation and SES in young children from two countries. Poster at CEU Summer School "Morality: Evolutionary Origins and Cognitive Mechanisms," Budapest, Hungary.
Poster.


Parish-Morris, J., Chevallier, C., de Marchena, A. & Schultz, R. T. (2014) The Face Deficit in Visual Attention: Parsing Heterogeneity in ASD, 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research, 05/2014. Poster.


Chevallier, C., Parish-Morris, J., McVey, A., Rump, K., Herrington, J., Schultz, R.T. (2014) Measuring Contextualized Social Attention Using Eyetracking: A Promising Behavioral Biomarker of Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research, 05/2014. 
Poster.

McVey, A., Schultz, R.T., Parish-Morris, J., Rump, K., Pandey, J., Chevallier, C. (2014) Studying Social Attention in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Stimulus Type Matters, 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research, 05/2014.
Poster.


McVey, A., Guy, L., DeLussey, C., Worley, J., Rump, K., Dingfelder, H., Chevallier, C., Kohls, G., Schultz, R.T., Miller, J., Herrington, J. (2014) Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder Is Associated with Abnormal Prefrontal Cortex Activity, 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research, 05/2014.
Poster.


Tonge, N., Chevallier, C., Parish-Morris, J., Letzen, J. & Schultz, R.T. (
2012) Social Motivation Is Correlated with Face Processing Skill in Children with ASD. International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, 17 -19 May 2012. Poster.

Bush, J., Chevallier, C., Rump, K., Parish-Morris, J. & Schultz, R.T.
(2012) Face Processing and Its Correlation to Theory of Mind in Autism Spectrum Disorders. International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, 17 -19 May 2012. Poster.

McDermott, M, Kang, H.W., Parish-Morris, J., Chevallier C., Bush, J. 1 & Schultz, R.T. (2012) Eye-Tracking Established As a Reliable
Test-Retest Measure in Adolescents with ASD: Visual Attention to Social and Non-Social Stimuli, International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, 17 -19 May 2012.
Poster.

Chevallier, C., Molesworth, C., & Happé, F. (2011) The Truth, Nothing but the Truth: When Children with Autism Care Less about Reputation Than Honesty, International Meeting for Autism Research, San Diego, 12 -14 May 2011.
Poster.
 
Forgeot d’Arc, B., Chevallier, C., Grèzes J, Ramus F. (2011) Belief Attribution Despite Heavy Verbal Interference In Autism, International Meeting for Autism Research, San Diego, 12 -14 May 2011. Poster.


Chevallier, C. (2010) What's in a voice? Mindreading and prosody in ASD. IX International Congress Autism Europe – A Future for Autism, Catania, Italy, 8th-10th October 2010. Paper.


Molesworth, C., Happé, F., & Chevallier, C. (2010) Children with autism show a reduced category contrast effect, 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Saint Louis, Missouri, 18-21 novembre 2010. Poster.


Chevallier, C. (2010) What's in a voice? Mindreading and Prosody in Autism Spectrum Disorders. International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, 20th-22d May 2010. Poster.


Grèzes, J., Chevallier, C., Pouga, L., & Berthoz, S. (2010) Reconnaissance des émotions émotionnelles faciales et corporelles dans les troubles autistiques. Congrès de l'Encéphale, Jan. 2010. Poster.


Southgate, V., Chevallier, C., Csibra, G.. (2008) Sensitivity to communicative Relevance tells young children what to imitate. International Conference on Infant Studies, Vancouver; March 2008. Paper.


Chevallier, C. (2007) Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ToM and seeing others as partners, Summer School on Culture and Cognition, Budapest, July 12th 2007. Paper.


Noveck, I. & Chevallier, C. (2006) Semantic and then pragmatic influences in enriching the meaning of 'and', Utterance Interpretation & Cognitive Models, Bruxelles, 23th – 24th June, 2006. Paper.


Chevallier, C., & Van der Henst, J.B, (2005) Understanding spatial terms: pragmatic factors influencing mental representations. International Pragmatics Conference, Riva del Garda, 14th July 2005. Paper.


Chevallier, C. (2005) Influence of intonation on the production of implicatures: Insights from reaction times, ERP and patient studies. Experimental Pragmatics, Cambridge, April 2005. Paper.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Ad hoc journal reviewer:

Archives of General Psychiatry, The Autism Research Journal, Current Biology, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Neuropsychology, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, Infancy, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of Memory and Language, The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Journal of Pragmatics, Language Learning and Development, Mind and Language, Molecular Autism, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, PLoS ONE, Pragmatics and Cognition, The Review of Philosophy and Psychology, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

 


Grant reviewing:

- European Research Council (ERC).
- Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR).

- Standard Research Grants program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

- Israel Science Foundation (ISF). 

- Research Foundation Flanders – FWO.
- Programme d’accueil des chercheurs étrangers à Paris
- Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo

Administrative work:
- 2015- present: Organiser of the Departemental Colloquia with F. de Vignemont.
- Member of the pedagogical committee at The Brain-Cognition-Behaviour Doctoral School, Paris.

Conference and workshop organisation:
Workshop on Life history theory and social cognition: Organiser, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, 26-27 October 2015.

Workshop on Social Motivation in ASD: Organiser, Center for Autism Research, CHOP, Philadelphia, 6-7 June 2013.

International Experimental Pragmatics Conference: Co-organiser with Ira Noveck, Lyon, Laboratoire sur le Langage, le Cerveau et la Cognition, 23-25 April 2009.

Workshop on Trust and Reputation: Organiser, Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Lyon, June 2007.

Workshop on Parkinson’s disease and Language: Organiser, Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Lyon, December 2004.

Student workshops in cognitive science: Co-organiser with the association of students and young reseachers in cognitive sciences (Estigma), Université de Lyon, 2002 – 2004.

 

GRANTS AND SCIENTIFIC AWARDS

- 2015-2017 Labex interlab grant (with V. Chambon): Individual variability in social learning
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2012-2013 Co-PI (PI: Herrington) on Shire R&D grant: Biobehavioral Markers of Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder
- 2011-2013 Investigator on SAP#4100047863 (PI: Schultz): CHOP/PENN Center of Excellence for Autism Research - Relationship between genetic risk factors, brain and behavior (including treatment response) in persons with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
- 2009-2010
Co-Investigator on ESRC Small Grant to F. Happé & C. Chevallier: Social Motivation in ASD.
2008-2009 Post doctoral award of the Orange Foundation
- 2008 Post doctoral award of the Fyssen Foundation (declined)
- 2007 European mobility grant awarded by the Rhone-Alpes area.
2005-2008 PhD grant awarded by Lyon II University.

- 2004 Merit Scholarship awarded by the French Education Ministry.
- 2004 Prize winner of the Cetelem foundation “Eduquer pour entreprendre”.

 

TEACHING AND ADVISING

Courses taught

January 2016 - May 2016: "Principles of evolutionary biology applied to human cognition" (with J-B André & N. Baumard), MA lectures, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France.

March –April 2014: Invited Professor on Human Motivation at the OPEN MIND master program in cognitive science, University of Bucharest, Romania.

Nov 2013: “Social motivation and social cognition” (1 lecture), MA level students, CogMaster, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France.

March –April 2013: Invited Professor on Social Cognition at the OPEN MIND master program in cognitive science, University of Bucharest, Romania.


September 2009 – January 2010: Introduction to cognitive psychology, BA and MA students, American University of Paris; France.


September 2007 – May 2008: Supervision of Neuropsychology Master’s thesis on Cognitive effort in aging.


September 2006-January 2007. Back-up classes for “Psycholinguistics - General Processing” (course for BA and MA students in Linguistics), UCL, UK.


September 2006-May 2008. Long essay supervision: Autism and communication (Four final year BA students in Linguistics), UCL, UK.


March 2007: Autism and Cognitive Psychology (undergraduate course for 3d year BA students in Psychology). Université Lyon 2, France.


September 2004-January 2005, January-June 2005, September 2005-January 2006 General Psychology, course taught in English: (undergraduate course for BA students in Cognitive Sciences or Psychology). Université Lyon 2, France.


 Supervision

Post-doctoral researchers (ENS)
Pierre Jacquet (2015-present) - with V. Chambon

Mark Sheskin (2013-2015) - with Nicolas Baumard

PhD Students (ENS)
Lou Safra (2014-present)
Christina Ioannou (2014-present) - with J. Grèzes
Stéphane Lambert (2013-present) - with N. Baumard
Hugo Mell (2015-present) - with N. Baumard

Master Students (ENS)
Lou Safra (2013-2014)
Raphaël Delage (2014-2015)
Céline Dusautois (2014-2015)

Post-Graduate Supervision at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Alana McVey (2012-2013)
Fam Baguio (2012-2013)

Natasha Tonge (2011-2013)

Jennifer Bush (2011-2013)

Meghan McDermott (2011-2013)

Honor Thesis Supervision at the University of Pennsylvania
Alisha Saxena (2012-2013)

Lindsay Mann (2011-2012)
 

Honor Thesis Supervision at the American University of Paris
Cizzi Lundberg (2009-2010)

Long Essay Supervision at UCL
Georgina Jones (2007-2008)

Jennifer Kitchen (2006-2007)
India Jones (2006-2007)

Elizabeth Webb (2006-2007)