I am a CNRS senior research scientist and adjunct professor at the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Institute of Cognitive Studies, Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, within which I head the "Cognitive development and pathology" team.

My research bears on the development of language and social cognition in children, its disorders (developmental dyslexia, specific language impairment, autism), its cognitive and neural bases and its genetic and environmental determinants.

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Postdoctoral position open.

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Latest publications

Ramus, F. (in press). General intelligence is an emerging property, not an evolutionary puzzle. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [Commentary] 

Peyre, H., Charkaluk, M. L., Forhan, A., Heude, B., & Ramus, F. (in press). Do developmental milestones at 4, 8, 12 and 24 months predict IQ at 5-6 years? Results of the EDEN mother-child cohort. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology.

Płoński, P., Gradkowski, W., Altarelli, I., Monzalvo, K., Van Ermingen-Marbach, M., Grande, M., . . . , Ramus, F., & Jednoróg, K. (in press). Multi-parameter machine learning approach to the neuroanatomical basis of developmental dyslexia. Human Brain Mapping.

Forgeot d’Arc, B., Delorme, R., Zalla, T., Lefebvre, A., Amsellem, F., Moukawane, S., . . . Ramus, F. (in press). Gaze Direction Detection in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism.

Peyre, H., Galera, C., van der Waerden, J., Hoertel, N., Bernard, J. Y., Melchior, M., & Ramus, F. (2016). Relationship between early language skills and the development of inattention/hyperactivity symptoms during the preschool period: Results of the EDEN mother-child cohort. BMC Psychiatry, 16, 380. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-016-1091-3

Peyre, H., Bernard, J. Y., Hoertel, N., Forhan, A., Charles, M.-A., De Agostini, M., … Ramus, F. . (2016). Differential effects of determinants of cognitive development on verbal and nonverbal skills at the age of 5-6 years in the EDEN mother-child cohort. Cognitive Development, 40, 152–162.

Roux, P., Smith, P., Passerieux, C., & Ramus, F. (2016). Preserved implicit mentalizing in schizophrenia despite poor explicit performance: evidence from eye tracking. Scientific Reports, 6, 34728. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep34728

Saksida, A., Iannuzzi, S., Bogliotti, C., Chaix, Y., Démonet, J. F., Bricout, L., . . . Ramus, F. (2016). Phonological skills, visual attention span, and visual stress in developmental dyslexia: insights from a population of French children. Developmental Psychology, 52(10), 1503–1516.

Hippolyte, L., Maillard, A. M., Rodriguez-Herreros, B., Pain, A., Martin, S., Ferrari, C., . . . Ramus, F., Beckmann, J., Draganski, B., Reymond, A., Jacquemont, S. (2016). The number of genomic copies at the 16p11.2 locus modulates language, verbal memory and inhibition. Biological Psychiatry, 80(2), 129-139. 

Szenkovits, G., Darma, Q., Darcy, I., & Ramus, F. (2016). Exploring dyslexics’ phonological deficit II: phonological grammar. First Language, 36(3), 316–337.

Forgeot d’Arc, B., Ramus, F., Lefebvre, A., Brottier, D., Zalla, T., Moukawane, S., . . . Delorme, R. (2016). Atypical Social Judgment and Sensitivity to Perceptual Cues in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46¸ 1574-1581.

Roux, P., Brunet-Gouet, E., Passerieux, C., & Ramus, F. (2016). Eyetracking reveals a slowdown of social context processing during intention attribution in schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 41(2), E13-E21.

Peyre, H., Ramus, F., Melchior, M., Forhan, A., Heude, B., & Gauvrit, N. (2016). Emotional, behavioral and social difficulties among high-IQ children during the preschool period: Results of the EDEN mother-child cohort. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, 366-371. 

Zhao, J. J., Thiebaut de Schotten, M., Altarelli, I., Dubois, J., & Ramus, F. (2016). Altered hemispheric lateralization of white matter tracts in developmental dyslexia: Evidence from spherical deconvolution tractography. Cortex, 76, 51-62.

Complete list of publications.