Social Cognition Group


Research center

45 rue d’Ulm
75230 Paris
Marc Mézard


Université Pierre et Marie Curie


Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives
Paris-Science Lettre (ANR-11-0001-02 PSL), Laboratoire d’excellence : Institut des Sciences Cognitives (IEC) – Ecole Normale (ANR-10-LABX-0087)

Mots clefs

social cognition
Social Behaviour
Affective processes
Non verbal Communication


El Zein M, Gamond L, Conty L, Grèzes J. Selective attention effects on early integration of social signals: Same timing, modulated neural sources. Neuroimage. 2015 Feb 1;106:182-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.10.063. Epub 2014 Nov 1.

Dezecache G, Conty L, Grèzes J. Social affordances: is the mirror neuron system involved? Behav Brain Sci. 2013 Aug;36(4):417-8. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X12001872.

Grèzes J., Philip, L., Chadwick, M., Dezecache, G., Soussignan, R., Conty, L. (2013) Self-relevance appraisal influences facial reactions to emotional body expressions. PLoS One, 8(2):e55885.

Grèzes J., Adenis MS., Pouga L., Armony J.L. (2012) Self-relevance modulates brain responses to angry body expressions. Cortex. [Epub ahead of print].

Conty L., Dezecache G., Hugueville L., Grèzes J. (2012) Early binding of gaze, gesture and emotion: neural time course and correlates. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(13):4531-9.

Pichon S., de Gelder B., Grèzes J. (2012) Threat prompts defensive brain responses independently of attentional control. Cerebral cortex, 22(2):274-85.

Conty L., Grèzes J. (2011) Look at me, I will remember you: The perception of self-relevant social cues enhances memory and right hippocampal activity. Human Brain Mapping. 33(10): 2428-40.

Fields of research

Cognitive neurosciences / neuropsychology /neuroeconomy

Research Theme

Our primary interest is to study the neural time course and correlates underpinning the processing of the early stages of social interactions. We have now set out to address several key issues important to our understanding of the processing of social interactions, for example (i) what is the biological function of spontaneous and involuntary facial reactions when facing emotional events; (ii) how and when do we perceive / decide that we are the target of a communicative intention (iii) how we (decide to) prepare an adapted motor response. We combine several approaches, behavioural (performances and reactions times), psycho-physiological (such as skin conductance, heart rate and facial EMG) and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and EEG) in healthy individuals and in individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Etudiants ENP


Lab rotation

Affective modulation of perception and attention and the potential embedded contribution of action processes

Chercheur responsable: 



1 September 2016 - 31 December 2016

Date limite de candidature: 

1 September 2016

Lab rotation:

~ Sep-Dec 2016 ~ Jan-March 2017 ~ Apr-June 2017


Run and analyze an experiment (adapt matlab programs, recruitment and participants testing phase) assessing the links between emotional signals, spatial attention and action.

Address: Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives Inserm U960 -  DEC Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris