PhD Cognitive Neuroscience
I am a young researcher in Cognitive NeuroSciences. Currently, I am working as a postdoc in KIND (Karolinska Institutet center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders) where I am coordinating the Neuroimaging section.
I completed my phD in June 2012 under the supervision of Christophe Pallier in the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit in Neurospin, near Paris, France. Then, I worked as a postdoc on dyslexia in the Cognitive Sciences and Psycholinguistic Lab at the ENS in Paris, in Franck Ramus‘ team. My scientific interest are widespread.
I am studying autism in babies and children from a neuroanatomical point of view. Specifically, I am working with 9 to 18-year-old twins who are either discordand or concordant for autism, or typically developping. I am participating in the MRI scanning of those children and analyzing the images. A second part of my job involves babies at risk of autism (namely they have at least one autistic sibling). I collect eye tracking data, cerebral electric activity (EEG) and Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) in 5-month-olds in order to find early biomarkers. The goal is to detect autism using these biomarkers in order to provide a very early diagnosis and understand the biological basis of autism.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
I received the Peter Jusczy Best Paper Award in 2014 for my paper on syntactic acquisition in toddlers:
Function Words Constrain On-Line Recognition of Verbs and Nouns in French 18-Month Olds (Language Learning and Development 2014)