Our recent work, “Whose emotion is it? Perspective matters to understand brain-body interactions in emotions”, has now been published in NeuroImage.
In this project, which was done in collaboration with Julie Grèzes, we explored the role of Heartbeat Evoked Potentials in Self-Other distinction and subjective emotional experience. By using combined EEG with various physiological measures and subjective ratings, we could demonstrate that HERs i) play a role in distinguishing our own from someone else’s perspective and ii) that HERs can predict how we will feel in response to seeing affective images, but not how we think someone else is feeling.
The DEC Equality & Diversity Committee will be hosting its next event on December 8th! The event aims to highlight recent advances in mental health research and will bring the spotlight to some of the early career researchers in our department, to introduce us to their work on this important topic. We are also delighted to welcome Astrid Chevance as an invited quest speaker!
The event will start at 14:00 and after all talks there will be a chance to chat with the speakers over some coffee and cakes. More details can be found on the event’s agenda page.
A new interview has been published, in which Elenora van Rijsingen and I discuss the new Equality & Diversity initiative at Ecole Normale Supérieure, how to create more equality in academia, an upcoming screening for the Picture a Scientist documentary, and more. The full interview can be read here .
I’m excited to announce I am the recipient of the MBB Young Scientist Award 2021. This award will enable me to carry out a 3-month research project at the Mind Brain Body institute in Germany. The project will focus on how affective state modulates cardiac-saccade coupling during free viewing of emotion inducing images.
The 11th of February marks the international day for women and girls in science. To celebrate this occasion, the DEC Equality & Diversity committee, in collaboration with the Physics and Geosciences departments of Ecole Normale Supérieure, are organizing a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. The goal of the event is to increase visibility of women in science. Only 16% of Wikipedia scientist biographies are about women and only 15-20% of Wikipedia editors identify as female or non-binary.
During this 2 hour event, there will be a short introduction on how to create and edit Wikipedia pages, after which small interactive groups will work on the Wikipedia page of a particular scientist. Suggestions for scientist profiles representing the different fields (cognitive science, theoretical physics, and geosciences) will be provided, but feel free to bring your own suggestions as well.
Everyone is welcome to join, no pre-knowledge of Wikipedia is necessary! To join and for further information please sign up using the following link: https://bit.ly/3iKGNjT
Stay up to date with our Equality & Diversity initiatives by following us on twitter: @DEC_EqDiv (Cognitive Sciences department) @diversity_ENS (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
On October 29th (10:30 Paris time) I will be giving an online talk at the Neuromatch 3.0 conference. I will be chatting about my post-doc research on the role of neural responses to heartbeats in self-other distinction in emotional perspective taking. You can find the full abstract here, as well as the link to the zoom room!
Update: the talk can now be viewed on youtube!