Università di Bologna, Italia

2009 – 2012: Joint International Cognitive Neuroscience PHD Program, graduated with distinction.

PhD thesis: Social learning and action understanding in human observers: contributions of sensori-motor constraints and prior information. Supervisor: Pr. Anna M. Borghi, Dr. Alessandro Farnè.


Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg I, France

2006 – 2007: Master degree in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology, graduated with distinction.

Université Lumière Lyon II, France

2002 – 2007:  Master degree in Cognitive Sciences. Specialization: Research in Neuropsychology, graduated with distinction.




December, 2015 – present: Post-doctoral fellow. LNC2 INSERM U960, IJN CNRS UMR 8129 – Département d'Etudes Cognitives, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France.

Project title: Social learning: why? When? And how?

Supervisor: Dr. Coralie Chevallier / Dr. Valérian Chambon

April, 2015 – December, 2015: Post-doctoral fellow. Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS UMR 8242 – Paris, France. Project title: Investigating extra-retinal signals for perception and action: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study.

Supervisor: Pr. Thérèse Collins

January, 2013 – March, 2015: Post-doctoral fellow. Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS UMR 8242 – Paris, France. Project title: Investigating the neurophysiological dynamics of human social conformity.

Supervisor: Dr. Florian Waszak

September, 2011 – June 2012: visiting PhD student. ImpAct Team, INSERM, U1028 – Lyon, France. Supervisors: Dr. Alessandro Farnè, Dr. Karen T. Reilly

May, 2008 – June, 2012: Research assistant / PhD student. Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università  di Bologna – Bologna, Italia. European project ROSSI - Emergence of Communication in RObots through Sensorimotor and Social Interaction.

Supervisor: Pr. Anna M. Borghi.  

Centre Hospitalier le Vinatier – Lyon, France

September, 2007 – April, 2008: Clinical Neuropsychologist. Centre Hospitalier le Vinatier – Lyon, France. Adult Psychiatry Unit.

Assessment, therapy and research with patients suffering from Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Depressive and Anxiety disorders.

Supervisor: Pr. Nicolas Franck.   


​- Electro-encephalography (EEG): Brain Products EEG system

- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): Magstim 200 and Magstim Rapid2 stimulators

- Electromyographic recording (surface electrodes): SPIKE 2/CED and Biopac Student Lab MP36 data collection interfaces.

- Stereotaxic neuronavigation system: SoftTaxic (EMS) interface

- Computer programing, signal processing and statistical analyses: Matlab (PsychToolbox, EEG lab, Fieldtrip), Statistica, R





2013 – 2015 : Post-doctoral fellowship of the Fyssen Foundation (50000€)

2010 : Marco Polo doctoral mobility fellowship of the University of Bologna (3500€)

2008 : Hospital Program of Clinical Research (PHRC). Scientific collaborator and co-writer of the RECOS project – COgnitive REmediation program adapted for Schizophrenic patients (220000€).





Ad hoc reviewer for: Acta Psychologica; Frontiers in Psychology; PLoS One; Review of General Psychology; Social, Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience.

PhD and Post-Doc Mentors

Coralie Chevallier

Nicolas Baumard

Valerian Chambon

Florian Waszak

Thérèse Collins

Alessandro Farnè

Karen T. Reilly

Anna M. Borghi

Alessio Avenanti

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Département d'Etudes Cognitives

Ecole Normale Supérieure

Paris, France

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