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CNRS Researcher (CR1), HdR

Cognitive and Affective  Sciences Laboratory (SCALab - UMR 9193)

Lille University

Faculté de Médecine
Pôle Recherche - 5ème étage
1 Place de Verdun
59045 Lille, France

Research interests

I am particularly interested in the exploration of the neural mechanisms involved from visual sensation to visual consciousness. My research focuses on normal and impair access to consciousness of visual information, using behavioural and functional brain imaging approaches. I am particularly interested in hallucinations and familiarity disorders in schizophrenia.


-    Psychophysics, Master I Biology & Health, Lille University.

   Methodology in Cognitive Neuroscience, Master I Biology & Health, Lille University.

-    Consciousness and Illusions, Master I Biology & Health, Lille University.

-    fMRI, Master I , Biology & Health, Lille University.

-    Neural Correlates of Consciousness, Master II Biology & Health, Lille University.


Horn, M., Thomas, P., Pins, D. (2016). Preventing violence in schizophrenia: Why do delusional familiarity disorders remain so unfamiliar? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Leroy, A., Roche, J., Dujardin, K., Duthoit, D., Puisieux, F., Pins, D., Jardri, R. & Boulanger, E. (2016). Hallucinations et maladie de Parkinson du sujet âgé : pièges et prise en charge. La Presse Médicale.

Lefebvre, S., Demeulemeester, M., Leroy, A., Delmaire, C., Lopes, R., Pins, D., Thomas, P., Jardri, R. (2016). Network dynamics during the different stages of hallucinations in schizophrenia. Human Brain Mapping, 37, 2571-86.

Horn, M., Jardri, R., D’Hondt, F., Vaiva, G., Thomas, P., Pins, D. (2016). The multiple neural networks of familiarity: A meta-analyses of functional imaging studies. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 16, 176-90.

Horn, M., D’Hondt, F., Vaiva, G., Thomas, P., Pins, D. (2015). Categorical perception of familiarity: Evidence for a hyper-familiarity in schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 71, 63-69.

Ameller, A., Dereux, A., Dubertret, C., Vaiva, G., Thomas, P., Pins, D. (2015). What is more familiar than I? Self, other and familiarity in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 161 (2-3), 501–505.

Notre-Dame C.H., Pins, D., Deneve S., Jardri R. (2014). What visual illusions teach us about schizophrenia ? Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 8 (article 63), 1-16.

Nicolas, S. & Pins, D. (2014). La loi de Piéron et les premiers instruments de mesure des temps de réaction. Bulletin de Psychologie, 67(5) n°533, 385-407.

Waters F., Collerton D., Ffytche D., Jardri R., Pins D., Dudley R., Blom J.D., Mosimann U., Eperjesi F., Ford S., Larøi F. (2014). Visual hallucinations in the psychosis-spectrum, and comparative information from neurodegenerative disorders and eye disease. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40, S233-S245.

Rémy, F., Vayssière, N., Pins, D., Boucart, M. & Fabre-Thorpe, M. (2014). Incongruent object/context relationships in visual scenes: Where are they processed in the brain? Brain and Cognition, 84, 34-43.

Amad , A., Cachia, A., Gorwood, P., Pins, D., Delmaire, C., Rolland, B., Poulet, E., Thomas, P., Jardri, R. (2014). Multimodal connectivity of the hippocampal complex in auditory and visual hallucinations. Molecular Psychiatry., 19, 194-91. 

Jardri, R., Thomas, P., Delmaire, C., Delion, P., Pins, D. (2013). The neurodynamic organisation of modality-dependent hallucinations. Cerebral Cortex, 23, 1108-1117.

Jardri, R., Houfflin-Debarge, V., Delion, P., Pruvo, J-P., Thomas, P. & Pins, D. (2012). Assessing fetal response to maternal speech using a noninvasive functional brain imaging technique. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 30, 159-61.

Demeleumeester, M., Amad, A., Bubrovszky, M., Pins, D., Thomas, P. & Jardri, R. (2012). What is the real effect of 1Hz- Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on hallucinations? Controlling for publication-bias in neuromodulation trials. Biological Psychiatry, 71, e15-6.

Jardri, R., Pins, D., Lafargue, G., Very, E., Ameller, A., Delmaire, C. & Thomas, P. (2011). Mapping the neural substrates of implicit verbal self-other distinction in schizophrenia. Plos One, 6, e17500.

Jardri, R., Pouchet, A., Pins, D. & Thomas, P. (2011). A likelihood estimation meta-analysis of activation studies during auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 73-81.

Marques, A., Dujardin, K., Boucart, M., Pins, D., Delliaux, M., Defebvre, L., Derambure, P. & Monaca, C. (2010). REM sleep behaviour disorder and visuoperceptive dysfunction: a disorder of the ventral visual stream? Journal of Neurology, 257, 283-391.

Aedo-Jury, F. & Pins, D. (2010). Time compression increases with eccentricity: A magnocellular property. NeuroReport, 21, 84-89.

Jebara, N., Pins, D., Despretz, P. & Boucart, M. (2009). Face or building superiority in peripheral vision reversed by task requirements. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 5, 42-53.

Jardri, R., Pins, D., Bubrovszky, M., Lucas, B., Lethuc, V., Delmaire, C., Vantyghem, V., Despretz, P., Thomas, P. (2009). Neural functional organization of hallucinations in schizophrenia: Multisensory dissolution of pathological emergence in consciousness. Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 449-457.

Jardri, R., Delevoye-turrell, Y., Lucas, B., Pins, D., Bulot, V., Delmaire, C., Thomas, P., Delion, P., Goeb, J-L. (2009). Clinical practice of rTMS reveals a functional dissociation between agency and hallucinations in schizophrenia. Neuropsychologia, 47, 132-8.

Jardri, R., Pins, D. & Thomas, P. (2008). A case of fMRI-guided rTMS treatment of coenesthetic hallucinations. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 1490-1.

Jardri, R., Pins, D., Houfflin-Debarge, V., Chaffiotte, C., Rocourt, N., Pruvo, J-P., Steinling, M., Delion, P. & Thomas, P. (2008). Fetal cortical activation to sound at 33 weeks of gestation: A functional MRI study. NeuroImage, 42, 10-18.

Jardri, R., Pins, D., Delmaire, C., Goeb, J.L. & Thomas P. (2007). Activation of bilateral auditory cortex during verbal hallucinations in a child with schizophrenia. Molecular Psychiatry, 12, 319.

Jardri, R., Pins, D., Bubrovszky, M., Despretz, P., Pruvo, J-P., Steinling, M. & Thomas, P. (2007). Self awareness and speech processing: An fMRI study. NeuroImage, 35, 1645-1653.

Delord, S., Ducato, M., Pins, D., Devinck, F., Thomas, P., Boucart M. & Knoblauch, K. (2006). Psychophysical assessment of magno- and parvocellular function in schizophrenia. Visual Neuroscience, 23, 645-650.

Foucher J.R., Vidailhet P., Chanraud S., Gounot D., Grucker D., Pins D., Damsa C. & Danion J.-M. (2005). Functional integration in schizophrenia: too little or too much? Preliminary results on fMRI data. NeuroImage, 26, 374-388

Pins, D., Meyer, M-E., Foucher, J., Humphreys, G. & Boucart, M. (2004). Neural correlates of implicit object identification. Neuropsychologia, 42, 1247-1259.

Ffytche, D. & Pins, D. (2003). Are neural correlates of visual consciousness retinotopic ? NeuroReport, 14, 2011-4.

Pins, D. & Ffytche, D. (2003). The neural correlates of conscious vision. Cerebral Cortex, 13, 461-74.

Delbeke, J., Pins, D., Michaux, G., Wanet-Defalque, M.-C., Parrini, S. & Veraart, C. (2001). Electrical stimulation of anterior visual pathways in Retinitis Pigmentosa. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 42, 291-297.

Boucart, M., Meyer, M-E., Pins, D., Humphreys, G., Scheiber, C., Gounod, D. & Foucher, J. (2000). Automatic object identification: An fMRI study. NeuroReport, 11, 2379-2383.

Pins, D. & Bonnet, C. (2000). The Piéron function in the threshold region. Perception & Psychophysics, 62, 127-136.

Pins, D., Bonnet, C. & Dresp, B. (1999). Response times to Ehrenstein illusions of varying subjective magnitude: Complementarity of psychophysical measures. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 6, 437-444.

Veraart, C., Raftopoulos, C., Mortimer, J.T., Delbeke, J., Pins, D., Michaux, G., Vanlierde, A., Parrini, S. & Wanet-Defalque, M.C. (1998). Visual sensations produced by optic nerve stimulation using an implanted self-sizing cuff electrode. Brain Research, 813, 181-186.

Pins, D. & Bonnet, C. (1997). Reaction times reveal the contribution of the different receptor components in luminance perception. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 4, 359-366.

Tassi, P. & Pins, D. (1997). Diurnal rhythmicity for visual sensitivity in humans? Chronobiology International, 14, 35-48.

Pins, D. & Bonnet, C. (1996). On the relation between stimulus intensity and processing time: Piéron's law and choice reaction time. Perception & Psychophysics, 58, 390-400.

Jardri, R., Cachia, A., Thomas, P., Pins, D. (2013). The Neuroscience of Hallucinations. New York: Springer.


PHRC national (2011-2016). PI : Dr Renaud Jardri. « MULTIMODHAL : Etude de validation de l’utilisation de la stimulation magnétique transcrânienne répétée guidée par IRM multimodale dans le traitement des hallucinations complexes pharmaco-résistantes chez l’adolescent et l’adulte. »