Biographical sketch

Born August 12th 1975 in Paris.

My academic life in a few lines: After a Master's degree in cognitive psychology, I did my doctorate from 1999 to 2001 on subliminal language perception under the supervision of Emmanuel Dupoux. Right after completion, I left for Harvard University to do a post-doc with Susan Carey on the development of linguistic and conceptual abilities in babies. I came back to Paris during 2003 and started a second post-doc with Stanislas Dehaene on brain imaging and consciousness. Since 2005, I have held a permanent CNRS researcher position and I have been working at the Ecole Normale Supèrieure in Paris. I am also affiliated with the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit now located in the NeuroSpin center near Paris and where I usually perform my brain imaging experiments. Even though I am located in Paris, I continue to travel to perform collaborative work with other labs. In 2005, I went to London's Functional Imaging Laboratory for a project on subliminal face processing with Rik Henson. In 2006, I spent a semester at the University of Tokyo for collaborative work with Kimihiro Nakamura on the cerebral basis of subliminal reading.

In other terms:      
1993-1997 Undergraduate Psychology program with a major in Experimental Psychology, Paris VIII University.  
1998 D.E.A. (Advanced Master equivalent) in Cognitive Psychology, Paris VIII University.  


Ph.D in Cognitive Sciences, EHESS, Paris, France. Supervisor: Emmanuel Dupoux


Post-doc, Harvard University, LDS lab, Cambridge, USA. Supervisor: Susan Carey


Post-doc, Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit., Orsay, France. Supervisor: Stanislas Dehaene

2005-present CNRS Researcher, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Ecole Normale Supèrieure, Paris  
semest.1 2006 Visiting scholar, Speech and Cognitive Neuroscience department, University of Tokyo, Japan