Our team is composed of cognitive scientists working on the neurobiological and psychological foundations of consciousness. We are especially interested in how conscious and unconscious processes differ at both the psychological and neural level. We use various behavioral methods (e.g., priming, psychophysics) and brain imaging techniques (e.g., fMRI, EEG) to study how humans process things unconsciously (e.g., as in situations of subliminal perception, sleep or hypnosis) and compare it to situations of conscious processing.
The long-term objective of this project is to apply high field MRI eventually combined with other neuroscience approaches, to develop physical (e.g. electric neurostimulation) and/or chemical (e.g. pharmacological delivery) devices of neuromodulation that target neuronal sites and manipulate specific aspects of cognition, motor behavior or consciousness, leading ultimately to the development of treatments for patients with related diseases (e.g. disorders of consciousness, Parkinson's disease...).
La mission de ce laboratoire est d'analyser les bases cérébrales des fonctions cognitives, chez l'homme normal et chez certains patients neurologiques, en développant et en exploitant les méthodes modernes de la neuro-imagerie conjointement à l'utilisation de paradigmes expérimentaux issus de la psychologie cognitive.
Nos principaux axes de recherche:
The articulation between cognition and consciousness
We use MEG and behavior to understand how the neural processes performing perceptual (ie, figure/ground) or cognitive (ie, attentional selection) are articulated with those giving rise to visual subjective experience.
How brain-body loops may participate to the emergence of consciousness