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Institution : University of Geneva
Research field : I am interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying decision making and particularly how decisions may be modulated by affective and cognitive factors such as emotional states, motivation, self-esteem, social information, attention, and memory.
Discipline : Neuroscience
Thesis topic : Influence of emotion on decision making in the human normal/disturbed brain, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and questionnaires.
University degree (BA): Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences
I started my studies in Neuroscience, at the "Université de Provence" in Marseille (France), followed by an international exchange at McGill University in Montreal (Canada), and by a master in Cognitive Sciences at the Cogmaster program (ENS-EHESS-Paris V) in Paris. In addition, I contributed to two neuroscience projects in Lyon (France): first, an iEEG project on the influence of social information on risk taking; second, an fMRI project in Emmanuel Procyk's lab (Inserm U846), investigating the role of the prefrontal cortex in feedback based learning.
Description of current research:
Now, I am doing a PhD at the LabNIC (Geneva, Switzerland) under the supervision of Sophie Schwartz and Emmanuel Procyk. The goal of my project is to highlight, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the neural mechanisms mediating the influence of emotions on risk taking in healthy subjects, in patients with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and in patients with major depression.