Current Activities and Research Interests

I graduated in Psychology in 2009 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. My Master thesis focused on the contributions of sleep stages in post-training consolidation of declarative memory in both narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia.

I then completed my PhD thesis at the Neuropsychology and Functional Neuroimaging Research Unit (UR2NF, dir. P. Peigneux), for which I investigated the contributions of sleep stages in post-learning memory consolidation and in protection against lexical and emotional retroactive interference processes. In addition, I studied the impact of total and partial sleep deprivation on mood-dependent memory as well as the effectiveness of luminotherapy (vs. nap) to overcome the post-lunch dip.

In 2013, I joined the Consciousness, Cognition and Computation Group (CO3, dir. A. Cleeremans) for a post-doctoral research project focusing on a novel assessment tool for cognitive deficits using virtual reality (R.O.G.E.R. project).

Since November 2015, I joined the project Autism in Context: Theory and Experiment (ACTE, dir. M. Kissine) for a post-doctoral research project focusing on language in Autism. Within the ACTE project, I will investigate the role of sleep disorders in language acquisition and emotional regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

I also created with Nicolas Deconinck and Mikhail Kissine, the Interdisciplinary working Group on Research in the field of Autism (GIRRA) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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