A. Lopez-Persem*, T. Bieth*, M. Ovando Tellez, S. Guiet, E. Volle. ‘Through thick and thin’: changes in creativity during the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic. Under review.

Ovando-Tellez, YN. Kenett, M. Benedek, M. Bernard, Y. Belo, B. Belanger, T. Bieth, E. Volle. Brain connectivity-based prediction of real-life creativity is mediated by semantic memory structure. Under review.


M. Ovando-Tellez, B. Rohaut, N. George, T. Bieth, L. Hugueville, Y. Ibrahim, O. Courbet, L. Naccache, R. Levy, , B. Garcin*, E. Volle*. Does adding beer to coffee enhance the activation of drinks? An ERP study of semantic category priming. Cognitive Neuroscience. 2021 Jul 7;1-16. doi: 10.1080/17588928.2021.1940117.

M. Saggar, E. Volle, L.Q. Uddin, E.G. Chrysikou, A.E. Green. Creativity and the Brain: An Editorial Introduction to the Special Issue on the Neuroscience of Creativity. Neuroimage. 2021. 231 :117836.


E. Mandonnet, M. Vincent, A. Valero-Cabré, V. Facque, M. Dali, M. Barberis, F. Bonnetblanc, F. Rheault, E. Volle, D.S. Margulies. Causal role of the Control network B in set shifting during Trail Making Test part B: A multimodal analysis of a glioma surgery case. Cortex. 2020. 132:238-249.

R. Le Bouc, B. Garcin, M. Urbanski, E. Volle, B. Dubois, R. Levy. "Anatomy and disorders of the frontal lobe functions: fundamental functions". Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Elsevier 2020.

R. Le Bouc, B. Garcin, M. Urbanski, E. Volle, B. Dubois, R. Levy. "Anatomy and disorders of the frontal lobe functions: higher-order functions". Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Elsevier 2020.


Schreiweis C, Volle E, Durr A, Auffret A, Delarasse C, George N, Dumont M, Hassan BA, Renier N, Rosso C, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Burguière E, Zujovic V. A neuroscientific approach to increase gender equality. Nat Hum Behav. 2019 Dec;3(12):1238-1239.

P. Alves, C. Foulon, S. Karolis, D. Bzdok, D. Margulies, E. Volle, M. Thiebaut de Schotten. Subcortical Anatomy of the Default Mode Network: a functional and structural connectivity study. Commun Biol. 2019 Oct 10;2:370. Preprint at :

M. Ovando Tellez*, T. Bieth*, M. Bernard, E. Volle. Contribution of the lesion approach to the neuroscience of creative cognition. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 2019. 27:100-108.

M. Bernard*, Y. Kenett*, M. Ovando-Tellez, M. Benedek, E. Volle. Building individual semantic networks and exploring their relationships with creativity. CogSci Proceedings. 2019.

T. Bieth*, M. Ovando Tellez*, M. Bernard, E. Volle. Contribution des études lésionnelles aux neurosciences de la Créativité. Annales Medico-psychologiques. 2019 ; 177(2) :164-168


Bendetowicz D, Urbanski M, Garcin B, Foulon C, Levy R, Bréchemier ML, Rosso C, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Volle E. Two critical brain networks for the generation and combination of remote associates. Brain. 2018. 141(1):217-233.

C. Foulon, L. Cerliani, S. Kinkingnéhun, R. Levy, C. Rosso, M. Urbanski, E. Volle, M. Thiebaut de Schotten. Advanced lesion symptom mapping analyses: a category fluency study. Gigascience. 2018. 1;7(3):1-17.

B. Garcin, M. Urbanski, M. Thiebaut de Schotten, R. Levy, and E. Volle. Anterior temporal lobe morphometry predicts categorization abilities. Front. Hum. Neurosci., 2018. 12, 36.

B. Garcin, E. Volle, A. Funkiewiez, B. Miller, B. Dubois, R. Levy. A mosquito bites and a butterfly flies: A specific response type of frontal patients in a similarity task. Neuropsychologia. 2018. 117:371-378.


Volle E. Associative and controlled cognition in divergent thinking: Theoretical,experimental, neuroimaging evidence, and new directions. The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity. Rex Jung and Oshin Vartanian, Eds. Cambridge University Press. 2017.

Mandonnet E, Cerliani L, Siuda-Krzywicka K, Poisson I, Zhi N, Volle E, Thiebaut de Schotten M. 2017. A network-level approach of cognitive flexibility impairment after surgery of a right temporo-parietal glioma. Neurochirurgie. 2017. S0028-3770(17)30086-3.

Bendetowicz D*, Urbanski M*, Aichelburg C, Levy R, and Volle E. 2017. Brain morphometry predicts individual creative potential and the ability to combine remote ideas. Cortex. 2017. 86:216-229

Thiebaut de Schotten M, Urbanski M, Batrancourt B, Levy R, Dubois B, Cerliani L, Volle E. 2017. Rostro-caudal Architecture of the Frontal Lobes in Humans. Cerebral Cortex. 2017. 27(8):4033-4047


Urbanski M, Brechemier ML, Garcin B, Bendetowicz D, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Foulon C, Rosso C, Clarencon F, Dupont S, Pradat-Diehl P, Labeyrie MA, Levy R, Volle E. 2016 Reasoning by analogy requires the left frontal pole_lesion-deficit mapping and clinical implications. Brain. 2016. 139:1783-99.

Hobeika L, Diard-Dutoeuf C, Garcin B, Levy R, Volle E. General and specific prefrontal regions for analogical reasoning: Ameta-analysis of functional imaging studies. Human Brain Mapping. 2016

Aichelburg C, Urbanski M, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Humbert F, Levy R, Volle E. Morphometry of Left Frontal and Temporal Poles Predicts Analogical Reasoning Abilities. Cereb Cortex. 2016 Mar;26(3):915-32.

Rojkova K, Volle E, Urbanski M, Humbert F, Dell'Acqua F, Thiebaut de Schotten M. Atlasing the frontal lobe connections and their variability due to age and education: a spherical deconvolution tractography study. Brain Struct Funct. 2016 Apr;221(3):1751-66.


L. Cruz de Souza, E. Volle. Neurologie et créativité. In: Esthétique et Complexité II. Zoi Kapoula and Louis-Jose Lestocart. CNRS edition. 2015

Lagarde J, Valabrègue R, Corvol JC, Garcin B, Volle E, Le Ber I, Vidailhet M, Dubois B, Levy R. Why do patients with neurodegenerative frontal syndrome fail to answer: 'In what way are an orange and a banana alike?'. Brain. 2015 Feb;138(Pt 2):456-71. doi: 10.1093/brain/awu359. Epub 2014 Dec 16. PubMed PMID: 25518957


Thiebaut de Schotten M, Urbanski M, Valabregue R, Bayle DJ, Volle E. Subdivision of the occipital lobes: an anatomical and functional MRI connectivity study. Cortex. 2014 Jul;56:121-37. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2012.12.007. Epub 2012 Dec 19. PubMed PMID: 23312799.

Volle E, Levy R. [Role of the prefrontal cortex in human behavioral adaptation]. Med Sci (Paris). 2014 Feb;30(2):179-85. doi: 10.1051/medsci/20143002016. Epub 2014 Feb 24. Review. French. PubMed PMID: 24572117.

de Souza LC, Guimarães HC, Teixeira AL, Caramelli P, Levy R, Dubois B, Volle E. Frontal lobe neurology and the creative mind. Front Psychol. 2014 Jul 23;5:761. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00761. eCollection 2014. Review. PubMed PMID: 25101029; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4107958.

Bertoux M, Volle E, de Souza LC, Funkiewiez A, Dubois B, Habert MO. Neural correlates of the mini-SEA (Social cognition and Emotional Assessment) in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Brain Imaging Behav. 2014 Mar;8(1):1-6. PubMed PMID: 24078043.

Azuar C, Reyes P, Slachevsky A, Volle E, Kinkingnehun S, Kouneiher F, Bravo E, Dubois B, Koechlin E, Levy R. Testing the model of caudo-rostral organization of cognitive control in the human with frontal lesions. Neuroimage. 2014 Jan 1;84:1053-60. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.09.031. Epub 2013 Sep 21. PubMed PMID: 24064070.


Gonen-Yaacovi G, de Souza LC, Levy R, Urbanski M, Josse G, Volle E. Rostral and caudal prefrontal contribution to creativity: a meta-analysis of functionalimaging data. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Aug 14;7:465. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00465. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 23966927; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3743130.

Volle E, Levy R, Burgess PW. Studying the organization of prefrontal functions with the lesion approach in the era of functional neuroimaging. In: Principles of Frontal Lobe Functions. Second edition. Donald T. Stuss and Robert T. Knight, Eds. Oxford University Press. 2013.


Garcin B, Volle E, Dubois B, Levy R. Similar or different? The role of the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex in similarity detection. PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e34164. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034164. Epub 2012 Mar 30. PubMed PMID: 22479551; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3316621.

Gaudeau-Bosma C, Moulier V, Allard AC, Sidhoumi D, Bouaziz N, Braha S, Volle E, Januel D. Effect of two weeks of rTMS on brain activity in healthy subjects during an n-back task: a randomized double blind study. Brain Stimul. 2013 Jul;6(4):569-75. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2012.10.009. Epub 2012 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 23194830.

Bertoux M, Volle E, Funkiewiez A, de Souza LC, Leclercq D, Dubois B. Social Cognition and Emotional Assessment (SEA) is a marker of medial and orbital frontal functions: a voxel-based morphometry study in behavioral variant of frontotemporal degeneration. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2012 Nov;18(6):972-85. doi: 10.1017/S1355617712001300. PubMed PMID: 23158228.13:

Volle E, de Lacy Costello A, Coates LM, McGuire C, Towgood K, Gilbert S, Kinkingnehun S, McNeil JE, Greenwood R, Papps B, van den Broeck M, Burgess PW. Dissociation between verbal response initiation and suppression after prefrontal lesions. Cereb Cortex. 2012 Oct;22(10):2428-40. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhr322. Epub 2011 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 22095216; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3432240.

Koric L, Volle E, Seassau M, Bernard FA, Mancini J, Dubois B, Pelissolo A, Levy R. How cognitive performance-induced stress can influence right VLPFC activation: an fMRI study in healthy subjects and in patients with social phobia. Hum Brain Mapp. 2012 Aug;33(8):1973-86. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21340. Epub 2011 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 21769993.


Volle E, Gonen-Yaacovi G, Costello Ade L, Gilbert SJ, Burgess PW. The role of rostral prefrontal cortex in prospective memory: a voxel-based lesion study. Neuropsychologia. 2011 Jul;49(8):2185-98. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.02.045. Epub 2011 Mar 1. PubMed PMID: 21371485; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3128701.

Burgess PW, Gonen-Yaacovi G, Volle E. Functional neuroimaging studies of prospective memory: what have we learnt so far? Neuropsychologia. 2011 Jul;49(8):2246-57. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.02.014. Epub 2011 Feb 15. Review. PubMed PMID: 21329712.


Volle E, Gilbert SJ, Benoit RG, Burgess PW. Specialization of the rostral prefrontal cortex for distinct analogy processes. Cereb Cortex. 2010 Nov;20(11):2647-59. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhq012. Epub 2010 Feb 15. PubMed PMID: 20156841; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2951846.

de Souza LC, Volle E, Bertoux M, Czernecki V, Funkiewiez A, Allali G, Leroy B, Sarazin M, Habert MO, Dubois B, Kas A, Levy R. Poor creativity in frontotemporal dementia: a window into the neural bases of the creative mind. Neuropsychologia. 2010 Nov;48(13):3733-42. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.09.010. Epub 2010 Sep 22. PubMed PMID: 20868703.

Gilbert SJ, Gonen-Yaacovi G, Benoit RG, Volle E, Burgess PW. Distinct functional connectivity associated with lateral versus medial rostral prefrontal cortex: a meta-analysis. Neuroimage. 2010 Dec;53(4):1359-67. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.07.032. Epub 2010 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 20654722.

Benoit RG, Gilbert SJ, Volle E, Burgess PW. When I think about me and simulate you: medial rostral prefrontal cortex and self-referential processes. Neuroimage. 2010 Apr 15;50(3):1340-9. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.12.091. Epub 2010 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 20045478.

Lemogne C, Mayberg H, Bergouignan L, Volle E, Delaveau P, Lehéricy S, Allilaire JF, Fossati P. Self-referential processing and the prefrontal cortex over the course of depression: a pilot study. J Affect Disord. 2010 Jul;124(1-2):196-201. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2009.11.003. Epub 2009 Nov 27. PubMed PMID: 19945172.

Dupont S, Duron E, Samson S, Denos M, Volle E, Delmaire C, Navarro V, Chiras J, Lehéricy S, Samson Y, Baulac M. Functional MR imaging or Wada test: which is the better predictor of individual postoperative memory outcome? Radiology. 2010 Apr;255(1):128-34. doi: 10.1148/radiol.09091079. PubMed PMID: 20308450.


Levy R, Volle E. [The prefrontal cortex: composer and conductor of voluntary behaviors]. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2009 Sep;165 Spec No 3:F159-77. Review. French. PubMed PMID: 20222196.

Burgess PW, Alderman N, Volle E, Benoit RG, Gilbert SJ. Mesulam's frontal lobe mystery re-examined. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2009;27(5):493-506. doi: 10.3233/RNN-2009-0511. Review. PubMed PMID: 19847072.

Lemogne C, le Bastard G, Mayberg H, Volle E, Bergouignan L, Lehéricy S, Allilaire JF, Fossati P. In search of the depressive self: extended medial prefrontal network during self-referential processing in major depression. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2009 Sep;4(3):305-12. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsp008. Epub 2009 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 19307251; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2728628.


Volle E, Kinkingnéhun S, Pochon JB, Mondon K, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Seassau M, Duffau H, Samson Y, Dubois B, Levy R. The functional architecture of the left posterior and lateral prefrontal cortex in humans. Cereb Cortex. 2008 Oct;18(10):2460-9. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhn010. Epub 2008 Feb 27. PubMed PMID:18308710.

Thiebaut de Schotten M, Kinkingnéhun S, Delmaire C, Lehéricy S, Duffau H, Thivard L, Volle E, Levy R, Dubois B, Bartolomeo P. Visualization of disconnection syndromes in humans. Cortex. 2008 Sep;44(8):1097-103. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2008.02.003. Epub 2008 May 23. PubMed PMID: 18602092.

2007 and earlier

du Boisgueheneuc F, Levy R, Volle E, Seassau M, Duffau H, Kinkingnehun S, Samson Y, Zhang S, Dubois B. Functions of the left superior frontal gyrus in humans: a lesion study. Brain. 2006 Dec;129(Pt 12):3315-28. Epub 2006 Sep 19. PubMed PMID: 16984899.

Kinkingnéhun S, Volle E, Pélégrini-Issac M, Golmard JL, Lehéricy S, du Boisguéheneuc F, Zhang-Nunes S, Sosson D, Duffau H, Samson Y, Levy R, Dubois B. A novel approach to clinical-radiological correlations: Anatomo-Clinical Overlapping Maps (AnaCOM): method and validation. Neuroimage. 2007 Oct 1;37(4):1237-49. Epub 2007 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 17702605.

Thiebaut de Schotten M, Urbanski M, Duffau H, Volle E, Lévy R, Dubois B, Bartolomeo P. Direct evidence for a parietal-frontal pathway subserving spatial awareness in humans. Science. 2005 Sep 30;309(5744):2226-8. Erratum in: Science. 2007 Aug 3;317(5838):597. PubMed PMID: 16195465.30:

Gaillard R, Naccache L, Pinel P, Clémenceau S, Volle E, Hasboun D, Dupont S, Baulac M, Dehaene S, Adam C, Cohen L. Direct intracranial, FMRI, and lesion evidence for the causal role of left inferotemporal cortex in reading. Neuron. 2006 Apr 20;50(2):191-204. PubMed PMID: 16630832.

Henry C, Gaillard R, Volle E, Chiras J, Ferrieux S, Dehaene S, Cohen L. Brain activations during letter-by-letter reading: a follow-up study. Neuropsychologia. 2005;43(14):1983-9. PubMed PMID: 15904939.

Volle E, Pochon JB, Lehéricy S, Pillon B, Dubois B, Levy R. Specific cerebral networks for maintenance and response organization within working memory as evidenced by the 'double delay/double response' paradigm.Cereb Cortex. 2005 Jul;15(7):1064-74. Epub 2004 Nov 24. PubMed PMID: 15563726.

Volle E, Beato R, Levy R, Dubois B. Forced collectionism after orbitofrontal damage. Neurology. 2002 Feb 12;58(3):488-90. PubMed PMID: 11839860.

Volle E, Levy R, Miléa D, Tourbah A, Lubetzki C. [Idiopathic orbital myositis]. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2001 Apr;157(4):430-2. French. PubMed PMID:11398017.