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Morgane Metral

Morgane Metral

"The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe." Michio Kaku

Department of Psychology
Savoie Mont Blanc University
Jacob Bellecombette BP 1104
73011 Chambéry cedex




Thesis defense : 2016

Interaction between motor behaviors and body schema in anorexia nervosa and control participants

key words : body schema, motor behaviors, anorexia nervosa, mirror paradigm, multysensory integration.

Advisors : Michel GUERRAZ, Marion LUYAT


- Metral, M., Zrelli, I., & Lokieteck, E. (en préparation). Body image and body schema distortions among women at risk of developing eating disorders.

- Metral, M., Gonthier, C., Luyat, M., & Guerraz, M. (en révision). Tricking the body schema : are mirrors and rubber hands the same jokers ? BMC Physiology.

- Metral, M., Chancel, M., Brun, C., Luyat, M., Kavounoudias, A., & Guerraz, M. (2015). Kinaesthetic mirror illusions and spatial congruence. Experimental Brain Research.

- Brun, C., Metral, M., Chancel, M., Kavounoudias, A., Luyat, M., & Guerraz, M. (2014). Passive or simulated displacement of one arm (but not its mirror reflection) modulates the involuntary motor behaviour of the other arm. Neuroscience.

- Metral, M., Guardia, D., Bauwens, I., Guerraz, M., Lafargue, G., Cottencin, O., & Luyat, M. (2014). Painfully thin but locked inside a fatter body : abnormalities in both anticipation and execution of action in anorexia nervosa. BMC Research Notes, 7(1), 707. doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-707

- Metral, M., Guinot, M., Bresciani, J.-P., Luyat, M., Roulin, J.-L., & Guerraz, M. (2014). Bimanual coordination with three hands : Is the mirror hand of any help ? Neuropsychologia, 52C, 11–18. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.10.027

- Metral, M., Blettery, B., Bresciani, J.-P., Luyat, M., & Guerraz, M. (2013). Trying to Move Your Unseen Static Arm Modulates Visually-Evoked Kinesthetic Illusion. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e80360. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080360

- Guardia, D., Metral, M., Pigeyre, M., Cottencin, O. & Luyat, M. (2013) Body distosions after important weight loss, lack of updating of the body schema hypothesis, Eating and Weight Disorders, 18(3), 333-6.


- Metral, M. (2017, juin). Distorsions du schéma corporel et de l’image du corps dans les troubles des conduites alimentaires et en population à risque. Communication orale invitée présentée à la 1ère journée du Centre Référence TCA de Lyon (CREATYON), Hospices de Lyon, France.

- Brun, C., Metral, M. & Guerraz, M. (2015). Does bimanual coupling improve when a third hand comes into play ? Investigation of the mirror paradigm on voluntary and involuntary motor behavior on healthy participants, REPAR Congress, Boucherville, Canada.

- Metral, M. (2014). Se sentir ronde et agir comme tel:l’importance de la distorsion du schéma corporel dans l’anorexie mentale, AFTCC Congress : "young researcher" award, Paris.

- Metral, M., Guardia, D., Cottencin, I., Bawens., O., Guerraz, M. & Luyat, M. (2013) Feeling fatter and acting accordingly : strong implication of body schema in anorexia nervosa, Euromouv international conference, Montpellier, France.

- Metral, M., Guardia, D., Cottencin, O. & Luyat, M. (2012) Rôle du schéma corporel surestimé dans l’exécution d’une tâche posturale chez la personne souffrant d’anorexie mentale, XIXème APE Congress, Marseille, France.

- Metral, M., Guardia, D., Cottencin, O. & Luyat, M. (2012) Neuropsychologie de l’Anorexie mentale, Neuropsychology International Symposium, Lille, France.


2011-2017 : Savoie Mont Blanc University & Lille3 University

1st year : Statistics (in charge), tutoring in cognitive sciences, method in cognitive sciences

2nd year : Perception and movement, method in cognitive sciences and psychology, neuroanatomy, memory

3rd year : Neuropsychology

4th year : Anorexia nervosa and body schema

5th year  : Eating disorders


2016-17 : Psychologist (Neuropsychology and TCC) in Psychiatry, psychological counselling, Savoie Mont-Blanc University, Chambéry, France.

2012-13 : Neuropsychologist in neurochirurgy, neuro-oncology unit, Lille-University Hospital’s, France.

2012 : Neuropsychologist in rehabilitation center, Korian Le Mont Veyrier, Argonay, France.


2016-2019 : Cognitive behavioral therapies, Lyon 1 University.

2012-2016 : Doctoral studies in Cognitive Sciences and Neurocognition (President’s grant from Savoie Mont Blanc University)

2012 : Neurosychology E.M.S, Savoie Mont Blanc University, Chambéry, France.

2009 : Bachelor in psychology, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada.