Nathalie GEORGE
Research Director
Available to host a PhD student


Le CENIR a pu commencer ses activités de recherche en neuro-imagerie grâce à la coopération financière de grandes institutions publiques et de prestigieux partenaires privés. L'ENP a cofinancé l...
Nathalie GEORGE
The SAN team gathers together three PIs with complementary expertise in affective neuroscience, social neuroscience, and psychiatry. Our project focuses on the functional neuroanatomy of the...



Nathalie George is co-leader of the Social and Affective Neuroscience team and scientific head of the MEG-EEG platform at the ICM. She is research director at the CNRS. She received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience of University Pierre and Marie Curie in 1997. She is member of the editorial board of NeuroImage and expert reviewer for many scientific journals. She is president of the French Society for Psychophysiology and Cognitive Neuroscience, member of the French Society for Neuroscience, of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS), and of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Publications (from 2010):

Ulloa, J.L., Marchetti, C., Taffou, M.& George, N. (2014). Only your eyes tell me what you like: Exploring the liking effect induced by other’s gaze. Cognition and Emotion (in press).

Omigie, D., Dellacherie, D., Hasboun, D., George, N., Clement, S., Baulac, M., Adam, C., & Samson, S. (2014). An intracranial EEG study of the neural dynamics of musical valence processing. Cerebral Cortex (in press).

Morel, S., George, N., Foucher, A., Chammat, M., & Dubal, S. (2014). ERP evidence for an early emotional bias toward happy faces in trait anxiety. Biological Psychology (in press).

Dumas, T., Dubal, S., Attal, Y., Morel, S., Chupin, M., Jouvent, R., & George, N. (2013). MEG evidence for early amygdala responses to fearful faces in healthy adults. PloS ONE, 8(9): e74145. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074145

Ulloa, J.L., & George, N. (2013). A Cognitive Neuroscience View on Pointing: What is Special About Pointing with the Eyes and Hands? Humana.Mente Journal of Philosophical Studies, 24, 203-228.

Ulloa, J.L., Puce, A., Hugueville, L., & George, N. (2014). Sustained neural activity to gaze and emotion perception in dynamic social scenes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN), 9, 350-357. First published online November 30, 2012. doi: 10.1093/scan/nss141

Rigato, S., Menon, E., Di Gangi, V., George, N., & Farroni, T. (2013). The role of facial expressions in attention orienting in adults and infants. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37(2), 154-159. doi:10.1177/0165025412472410

George, N. (2013) Chapter 7 - The facial expression of emotions. In Vuilleumier, P. & Armony, J. (Eds). Handbook of Human Affective Neuroscience. 1st Ed. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, US (pp.171-197).

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. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1710-x

Lachat, F., Farroni, T. & George, N. (2012). Watch out! Magnetoencephalographic Evidence for Early Modulation of Attention Orienting by Fearful Gaze Cueing. PloS ONE, 7(11): e50499. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050499

Gamond, L., Tallon-Baudry, C., Guyon, N., Lemaréchal, J.-D., Hugueville, L., & George, N. (2012). Behavioral evidence for differences in social and non-social category learning. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:291. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00291

Lachat, F., Hugueville, L., Lemaréchal, J.-D., Conty, L., & George, N. (2012). Oscillatory brain correlates of live joint attention: a dual-EEG study. In Frontiers Research Topic “Towards a neuroscience of social interaction”, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:156. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00156

Morel, S., Beaucousin, V., Perrin, M., & George, N. (2012). Very early modulation of brain responses to neutral faces by a single prior association with an emotional context: evidence from MEG. NeuroImage, 61, 1461-70. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.04.016

La Corte, V., Dalla Barba, G., Lemaréchal, J.-D., Garnero, L., & George, N. (2012). Behavioural and magnetoencephalographic evidence for the interaction between semantic and episodic memory in healthy elderly subjects. Brain Topography, 25, 408-422. doi: 10.1007/s10548-012-0222-5

Lachat, F., Conty, L., Hugueville, L., & George, N. (2012).Gaze cueing effect in a face-to-face situation. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 36, 177–190. doi: 10.1007/s10919-012-0133-x

Dumas, T., Attal, Y., Dubal, S., Jouvent, R., & George, N. (2011). Detection of activity from the amygdala with magnetoencephalography.  IRBM, Ingénierie et Recherche Biomédicale / BioMedical Engineering and Research, 32, 42–47. doi: 10.1016/j.irbm.2010.11.001.

Dumas, G., Lachat, F., Martinerie, J., Nadel, J., & George, N. (2011). From social behaviour to brain synchronization: review and perspectives in hyperscanning.  IRBM, Ingénierie et Recherche Biomédicale / BioMedical Engineering and Research, 32, 48–53. doi: 10.1016/j.irbm.2011.01.002

La Corte, V., George, N., & Dalla Barba, G. (2011) Model of the hippocampo-cortical connectivity in “Temporal Consciousness” in normal and pathological memory: The Hippocampus, Memory and Temporal Consciousness project. IRBM, Ingénierie et Recherche Biomédicale / BioMedical Engineering and Research, 32, 54–59. doi: 10.1016/j.irbm.2011.01.004

La Corte, V., George, N., Pradat, P., & Dalla Barba, G. (2011). Distorted Temporal Consciousness and preserved Knowing Consciousness in confabulation: A case study. Behavioural Neurology, 24, 307-315. doi: 10.3233/BEN-2011-0341

Hsu, S.-M., George, N., Wyart, V., & Tallon-Baudry, C. (2011). Voluntary and involuntary spatial attention interact differently with awareness. Neuropsychologia, 49(9), 2465-2474. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.04.024

Gamond, L., George, N., Lemaréchal, J.-D., Hugueville, L., Adam, C., & Tallon-Baudry, C. (2011). Early influence of prior experience on face perception. NeuroImage, 54, 1415-26. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.08.081

Chaby, L., Narme, P., & George, N. (2011). Older adults’ configural processing of faces: role of second-order information. Psychology and Aging, 26(1), Mar, 71-79. doi: 10.1037/a0020873

Conty, L., Russo, M., Loehr, V., Hugueville, L., Barbu, S., Huguet, P., Tijus, C., & George, N. (2010). The mere perception of eye contact increases arousal during a word-spelling task. Social Neuroscience, 5(2), 171-186. doi: 10.1080/17470910903227507

Conty, L., Gimmig, D., Belletier, C., George, N., & Huguet, P. (2010) The cost of being watched:Stroop interference increases under concomitant eye contact. Cognition, 115, 133-139. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2009.12.005