Non verbal Communication

Social Cognition Group

Domaine de recherche principal: 

Cognitive neurosciences / neuropsychology /neuroeconomy

Mots clefs: 

social cognition
Social Behaviour
Affective processes
Non verbal Communication

Labelisation ENP: 


Centre de recherche / Institut: 

ENS Ecole Normale Supérieure

Code unité de recherche: 


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.




Établissement de rattachement: 



Université Pierre et Marie Curie

École doctorale: 



Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives

Initiatives d'Excellence: 

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


Dezecache G, Grèzes J and Dahl C. The nature and distribution of affiliative behaviour during exposure to mild threat. Royal Society Open Science (in press)

Ioannou C., El Zein M., Wyatt V., Scheid I., Amsellem F., Delorme R., Chevallier C. & Grèzes J. Shared mechanism for emotion processing in adolescents with and without autism. Scientific Reports 7:42696 (2017).

El Zein M., Wyart V., Grèzes J.  Anxiety dissociates the adaptive functions of sensory and motor response enhancements to social threats. Elife, 4:e10274 (2015).

Grèzes J., Valabregue R., Gholipour B., Chevallier C.A direct amygdala-motor pathway for emotional displays to influence action: a Diffusion Weighted Imaging study. Human Brain Mapping. 35(12):5974-83 (2014).

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