Julie Grèzes


Julie Grèzes completed her PhD in Neuropsychology in Lyon (INSERM U280) under the supervision of Dr Jean Decety, and went on to carry out her postdoctoral research with Prof. Dick Passingham at the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neurosciences (directed at the time by Prof. Richard Frackowiak). In 2004, she finished first in the national competition for a permanent position in Neurosciences at INSERM in France, within the LPPA (directed by Prof. Alain Berthoz), at the Collège de France. She recently moved to the Ecole Normale Supérieure, to join the Laboratory of Cognitive Neurosciences directed by Dr Etienne Koechlin. Her individual research team “Social Communication” was created in January 2009. The team’s primary interest is to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying our abilities to understand what an observed agent is doing from her/his nonverbal behaviour. We combine several approaches, psychological (self-report questionnaires), behavioural (performances and reactions times), psychophysiological (such as skin conductance) and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and EEG) in healthy individuals and in individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.