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Céline Souchay

Céline Souchay

Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neurocognition
Université Grenoble Alpes
Bâtiment Sciences de l’Homme et des Mathématiques
CS40700 - 38058 Grenoble Cedex 9 France

Tél. : 0672231297

CNRS researcher


2013 Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR), University of Bourgogne (France)

2000 PhD ‘Metamemory in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease ‘,University of Tours (France) supervised by Pr. M. Isingrini


2012–2015 CNRS researcher at the LEAD (Laboratoire d’étude de l’Apprentissage et du Développement), UMR CNRS 5022, Dijon, France

2008–2012 Senior Lecturer in Human Memory, University of Leeds, U.K.

2005-2008 Lecturer in Human Memory, University of Leeds, U.K.

2004-2005 Lecturer in Psychology, Psychology Department, University of Plymouth, U.K


2002 – 2004 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Strasbourg, France

2001 – 2002 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Montreal, Canada


2006-2009 Sarah Smith (Leeds, U.K)
Metacognitive awareness of everyday life memory in Parkinson’s disease

2008-2011 Dominika Wojcik (Leeds, U.K.)
Memory and the self in autism

2009-2012 Nathan Illman (Leeds, U.K.)
Recognition memory impairments in temporal lobe epilepsy

2010-2014 Suzanna Morson (Leeds, U.K.)
Feeling-of Knowing

2013- Radka Jersakova (Leeds, U.K)
Implicit and explicit metacognition

2014- Julie Bertrand (Dijon, France)
Fractionation of metamemory in Alzheimer’s disease

2016- Stéphanie Cauvin (Geneva, Switzerland)

2016- Audrey Mazencieux (Grenoble, France)
Metamemory in multiple sclerosis


2014 – ’Déléguée Scientifique’ HCERES (SHS & SVE)
2015 - Member of the ethics committee CERNI, Grenoble, France
2015 Appointing committee, Ecole Normal Supérieure de Paris, France
2013 – 2015 Steering committee of the Fondation Hospitalo-Universitaire Translad, Dijon, France
2008 – 2012 Scientific committee, University of Leeds, U.K.
2007 – 2011 Appointing committee, Clinical degree, University of Leeds, U.K.
2004-2005 Ethics committee, University of Plymouth, U.K.


2016 Organisation (invitation of keynotes, speakers for 2 symposia) of the first joint meeting of the British Neuropsychological society and the Société Française de Neuropsychologie de Langue Française, London, UK

Organisatrice de deux symposium. ‘Autobiographical memory’ with Martin Conway (London), Emily Holmes (Cambridge), Pascale Piolino (Paris), Lilianne Manning (Strasbourg) / ‘Genetics and neuropsychology’ with Fabienne Collette, Julie Snowden, Annette Karmiloff-Smith

2016 Symposium ‘Memory and Genetics’ International Conference on Memory (ICOM 6), Budapest, July 2016

2016 Organisation of the Journées Scientifiques du LPNC. ‘Neuropsychologie de l’Enfant’, 17 Juin 2016, Grenoble, France

2014 The 2nd International Conference on Metacognition, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

2014 Workshop on ’Memory and Alzheimer’s disease’, Dijon, France

2014 Workshop ’Neuropsychological and Neuropsychiatric approaches to neurodevelopment disorders’. Dijon, France

2011 Organisation of a symposium ’Aging and Feeling-of-knowing’, ICOM, U.K.

2008 Organisation of two workshops on ’Recollection’ (ESRC-ANR grant) in Paris and Tours, France

2007 Organisation of a symposium ’Cognitive Feelings’, British Psychological Society, Cognitive Section, Aberdeen, U.K.

2006 Organisation of a symposium ’Metacognition’, British Psychological Society, CognitiveSection, Leeds, U.K.

2006 Organisation of a day-long symposium on ’Memory and Aging’, ICOM, Sydney, Australia with publication of a special issue in Memory

2006 Organisation of an EPS-finded workshop on Cognitive Aging, Holland House, UK.


2016 Editorial board of Memory

2013 Guest editor for Cortex

2009 Guest editor for Memory

2007 –2018 Reviewer, FP7-People-COFUND

2008 –2015 Reviewer, Agence Natinale de la Recheche (ANR) France

2010 – 2013 Review panel member, Economic and Social Research Council, U.K.


As PI or co-PI

2015-2016 Fondation Méderic. ‘Autographer and memory in Alzheimer’s disease’

2013-2015 Région Bourgogne. ’Memory and Alzheimer’s disease’
As a collaborator

2016-2019 PARADOX Does a Metacognition déficit underlie he real world/Laboratory Prospective memory Paradox in Healthy and Pathological Aging ? ANR PRCI

2006-2008 ESRC-CNRS Collaborative Workshop Scheme (France & GB)
C. Moulin, C Souchay, M Conway, M. Isingrini

2001-2003 CNRS grant ‘Metamemory and aging’, Université de Tours (France) M.Isingrini et C. Souchay


2013-2014 PhD visiting grant (Bourse Eiffel) for Radka Jersakova

2008-2011 Remedi, Medical Research Charity (GB) Scientific award

2005 Royal Society-Travel Grant (GB). C. Souchay

2001-2003 Postdoctoral funding, Fondation pour la recherche médicale (France)

2000-2001 Postdoctoral funding, Fond National de la Recherche en Santé Canada and Région Centre (France)

1997-2000 PhD funding, Université de Tours, France


A full, up-to-date list is on google scholar

1. Genon S., Simon J., Bahri M., Collette F., Souchay C., Jaspar M., Bastin C., Salmon E. (In press) Relating pessimistic memory function in Alzheimer’s disease brain structure. Cortex

2. Silva A.R., Pinho, M. Macedo L., Souchay C. Moulin C.J.A. (in press) Mnemonic anosognosia in Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a failure to transfer on-line evaluations of performance : Evidence from memory training programmes. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

3. Illman N., Kemp S., Souchay C., Morris R., Moulin CJA. (in press) Assessing a metacognitive account of associative memory impairments in temporal lobe epilespy. Epilepsy Research and Treatment

4. Bertrand, J. M. F., Moulin, C. J. A., Souchay, C. (2016) Overconfidence of memory performance across the lifespan : The influence of feedback. Memory, 17 : 1-12

5. Ernst A., Gourisse L., Wauquiez G. & Souchay C. (2016) Autobiographical memory and the self in a single-case of chronic unilateral spatial neglect. Neurocase, 26 : 1-5.

6. Bertrand, J. M. F., Martinon, L.M., Souchay C., Moulin, C. J. A. (2016) History reapeating itself : Arnaud’s case of pathological Déjà vu. Cortex.

7. Bouazzaoui B., Sacher M., Perrotin A. Taconnat L., Souchay C., Stoehr H. (2016). Episodic Feeling of Knowing relies on non-critical recollection and familiarity : evidence using an online Remember-Know procedure. Consciousness and Cognition, 41:31-40

8. Thevenon, J. Souchay C., Seabold G., Dygai-Cochet Inna, Callier P., Gay S., Corbin L., Duplomb L., Thauvin-Robinet L., Masurel A., El Chehadeh S, Avila M, Minot D, Guedj E, Chancenotte S, Bonnet M, Wang Y, Huet F, Mosca-Boidron AL, Marle N, Patralia R, and Kuentz P (2016). Heterozygous deletion of the LRFN2 gene is associated with working memory deficits European Journal of Human Genetics 24(6):911-8

9. Jersakova, R., Allen R., Souhay C. (2015). Negative affect does not imply semantic retrieval failure monitoring’ Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(4) : 314-26

10. Moulin CJA, & Souchay C. (2015). An active inference and Epistemic Value view of Metacognition, Cognitive Neuroscience, 6(4):221-2

11. Morson, S. Moulin, CJA. & Souchay C. (2015). Selective deficits in episodic feeling of knowing in aging : A novel use of the general knowledge task. Acta Psychologica, 157 : 85-92

12. Wojcik, D, Waterman, A, Lestie, C, Moulin, C.J.A, & Souchay, C (2014). Metacognitive Judgments-of-Learning in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism, 18 (4) : 393-408

13. Chessel, Z., Rathbone, C., Souchay, C., Charlesworth, L., Moulin, C. (2014) Autobiographical memory, past and future events and the self in younger and older adults, Self en Identity 13 (4), 380-397

14. Souchay, C. and Moulin C.J.A. (2013) Eliciting The Implicit : Metacognition in Alzheimer’s disease, Cognitive Neuroscience, 4(3-4):203-4

15. Moulin, C.J.A., Souchay, C., Morris R. (2013) The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Recollection. Cortex, 49 (6) : 1445-51

16. Souchay, C., Wojcik, D.Z., Williams, H.L., Crathern, S., & Clarke, P. (2013). Recollection in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cortex. 49(6) : 1598-609

17. Souchay, C. & Smith SJ (2013) Subjective States associated with retrieval failures in Parkinson’s disease, Consciouness and Cognition, 22(3):795-805.

18. Wojcik, D.Z., Moulin, C.J., & Souchay, C. (2013). Metamemory in Children with Autism : Exploring ’Feeling-of-Knowing’ in Episodic and Semantic Memory. Neuropsychology 27 (1) : 19-27

19. Souchay C, & Smith S J (2013). Autobiographical memory in Parkinson’s disease : a retrieval deficit. Journal of Neuropsychology, 7(2) : 164-78

20. Bastin, C., Feyers, C., Souchay, C., Guillaume, B., Pepin, J-L., Lemaire, C., Degueldre, C., Collette, F., Salmon, E. (2012). Frontal and posterior cingulated metabolic impairment in frontemporal dementia with impaired autonoetic consciousness. Human Brain Mapping, 6(33) : 1268-78.

21. Illman, N.A., Butler, C.R, Souchay, C., & Moulin, C.J. (2012). Deja Experiences in temporal epilepsy. Epilepsy Res Treat.

22. Souchay, C., & Isingrini, M. (2012). Are Feeling-of-Knowing and Judgment-of-Learning different ? Evidence from older adults. Acta Psychologica, 3(139) : 458-64.

23. Smith, SJ., Souchay, C. & Moulin, CJA (2011). Metamemory and Prospective Memory in Parkinson’s Disease. Neuropsychology, Nov ;, 25(6) : 734-40.

24. Wojcik, D., Allen, R.J., Brown, C., Souchay, C. Memory for Actions in Autism Spectrum Disorder (2011). Memory, 19(6):549-58

25. de Boysson, C., Belleville, S, Phillips, N. A., Johns, E. K., Goupil, D., Souchay, C., Bouchard, R. & Chertkow, H. (2011). False Recognition in Lewy-Body Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia, Brain and Cognition. 5(2) : 111-118.

26. Smith, S.J., Souchay, C., Conway, M.A. (2010). Over-general Autobiographical Memory in Parkinson’s disease. Cortex. 46 (6) : 187-793.

27. Tanweer, T., Rathbone, C.J., Souchay, C. (2010). Autobiographical memory, Autonoetic Consciousness, and Identity in Asperger Syndrome. Neuropsychologia.48(4) : 900-908.

28. Smith, S.J., Souchay, C., Conway, M.A. (2010). Improving metamemory in ageing and Parkinson’s disease. Age and Ageing, 39(1) : 116-119.

29. Sacher, M., Taconnat, L., Souchay, C., Isingrini, M. (2009). Divided Attention at Encoding : Effect on Feeling-of-Knowing. Consciouness and Cognition, 18(3) : 754-761.

30. Souchay, C., Moulin, C.J.A. (2009). Memory and consciousness in Alzheimer’s disease. Current Alzheimer Research, 6 : 186-195.

31. Naveh-Benjamin, M., Moulin, C.J.A., Souchay, C. (2009). Episodic memory and healthy ageing. Editorial of the Special Issue. Memory, 17, i-iv.

32. Isingrini, M., Perrotin, A., Souchay, C. (2008). Aging, Metamemory regulation and executive functioning Progress in Brain Research, 169:377-92.

33. Souchay C., Moulin, C.J.A, Isingrini, M., Conway MA. (2008). Rehearsal strategy usage in Alzheimer’s disease, Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25 : 783-797.

34. Souchay, C. (2007). Metamemory in Alzheimer’s disease. Cortex, special issue on Alzheimer’s disease, 43 : 987-1003.

35. Souchay, C., Moulin, C.J.A., Clarys, D., Taconnat, L., Isingrini, M. (2007). Diminished episodic memory awareness in older adults : Evidence from Feeling of knowing and Recollection, Consciousness and Cognition, 16(4):769-84.

36. Hudon,C. Belleville, S. Souchay, C. Lepage, E., Gely-Nargeot, M-C. (2006). Memory for gist information in Alzheimer’s disease and Mild cognitive Impairment, Neuropsychology, 20(5) : 266-77.

37. Souchay, C., Bacon, E. & Danion, J-M. (2006). Episodic Feeling-of-knowing in Schizophrenia, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 28 (5) : 828-840.

38. Souchay, C., Isingrini, M. & Gil, R. (2006). Metamemory monitoring and Parkinson’s disease, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 28 (4) : 618-30.

39. Perrotin, A., Isingrini M., Souchay, C., Clarys. D & Taconnat. L. (2006). Aging, Executive functioning and Processing Speed in Episodic Feeling-of-knowing and Cued recall, Acta Psychologica, 122 (1) : 58-73.

40. Souchay, C., Isingrini, M., Clarys, D., Taconnat F. & Eustache F. (2004). Executive functioning and Judgment-of-learning versus Feeling-of-knowing in older adults, Experimental Aging Research, 30 : 1-16.

41. Souchay, C., & Isingrini, M. (2004). Age differences in the relation between monitoring and control learning, Experimental Aging Research, 30 : 179-193.

42. Souchay, C. & Isingrini, M. (2004). Aging, Metamemory control and Executive-Frontal Functioning, Brain and Cognition, Oct ; 56(1):89-99.

43. Souchay, C., Isingrini, M., Pillon, B. & Gil, R. (2003). Metamemory accuracy In Alzheimer’s disease and in Frontotemporal lobe dementia, Neurocase, 9(6) : 482-492.

44. Souchay C., Isingrini, M. & Gil, R. (2002). Alzheimer’s disease and Feeling-of-knowing in Episodic Memory, Neuropsychologia, 40(13) : 2386-2396.

45. Souchay, C. & Isingrini, M (2001). Aging, Metamemory control and Executive-Frontal Functioning, Brain and Cognition 47(1/2) : 179-181.

46. Souchay, C., Isingrini, M. & Espagnet, L. (2000). Relations between Feeling-of-knowing and Frontal lobe functionning in older adults, Neuropsychology, 14 (2) : 299-309.

47. Dubourg, L., Fitamen C., Rita Silva A., Moulin, CJA., Souchay C. (in press) La SenseCam : un nouvel outil pour la réhabilitation de la mémoire. Revue Neurologique

48. Souchay C. (2013) Métamémoire et Troubles de la mémoire : l’exemple du Feeling-of-Knowing. Revue de Neuropsychologie, 5(4) : 265-272

49. Bugaiska, A., Morson, S.M., Moulin, C.J.A., Souchay, C. (2010). Métamémoire, Remémoration et Familiarité dans la Maladie d’Alzheimer. Revue Neurologique, 167 : 3-13.

50. Douchemane, D., Isingrini, M. & Souchay C. (2007). Vieillissement, Fonctions exécutives et Metamémoire : Dissociation entre le Feeling-of-knowing en mémoire épisodique et en mémoire sémantique. L’Année Psychologique, 107 : 597-622.

51. Clarys, D., Souchay, C., Baudouin, A., Fay, S., Vanneste, S., Taconnat, L., Isingrini, M. (2007). Contribution des fonctions exécutives et de la vitesse de traitement au vieillissement de la mémoire Episodique. L’Année Psychologique, 107 (1) : 15-38.

52. Souchay, C., Gil, R. & Isingrini, M. (2002). Métamémoire et Maladie de Parkinson. Revue Neurologique, 158 (3) : 332-337.

Open access journals

53. Bouillon C., Léandri R. Desch L., Ernst A., Bruno C., Cerf, C., Chiron A. Souchay C., Jimenez C., Sagot C., Fauque P. (2016) Does an underperforming embryo culture medium influence the health and development of IVF children ? PlosOne, 23 ; 11(3)

54. Silva AR., Pinho MS., Souchay C., Moulin CJA. (2015). Evaluating the Subject-Performed Task effect in Healthy older adults : Relationship with neuropsychological tests. Socioafective Neuroscience & Psychology, 10, 5

55. Morson S.M., Moulin CJA., Havelka J., & Souchay C. (2014). Parlez-vous français ? Episodic and Semantic Feeling of Knowing in Aging. International Journal of Psychological studies. Vol6, June 2014

56. Charlesworth, L., Allen, W., Morson, W. Souchay C. (2014) Working memory and the Enactment effect in Alzeimer’s disease. ISRN Neurology, Janv 28 : 694761 doi : 10.1155/2014/694761

57. Souchay, C. Guillery, B., Pauly-Tackacs K, Wojcik, D., & Eustache F. (2013) Subjective states of Episodic Retrieval : a neuropathological approach Frontiers in Behavioral Neurosciences

58. Wojcik, DZ, Souchay,C, & (2013). Metamemory in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. OA Autism. 1(2) : 1-5.

Book Chapters

59. Souchay C., Olhson M., Zalla T. Autobiographical memory and Theory of Mind in Autism Spectrum Disorder. To be published in : the Wiley Handbook of Autobiographical Memory, Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Law

60. Kliegel M., Schnitzspahn K., Souchay C., Moulin CJA (In press). Paradox in Prospective memory. In Pachana N. Encyclopedia of Geropsychology.

61. Ernst A. Moulin C.J.A, Souchay C., Mograbi D.C., & Morris R. (2016). Anosognosia and Metacognition in Alzheimer’s disease : Insights from Experimental Psychology. To appear in Dunloksy. J. Handbook of Metacognition

62. Souchay, C. & Moulin, C.J.A. (2015) Memory, Awareness and Consciousness in Alzheimer’s Disease, Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease, Volume 2, Current Alzheimer Research

63. Moulin, C.J.A., Souchay, C., Bradley, R., Buchanan, S., Karadoller, D.Z., Akan, M. (2014). Deja vu in older adults. To appear in Schwartz, B, and Brown, A.(Eds) Tip of the Tongue States and related phenomena. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press

64. Moulin, C.J.A. & Souchay, C . (2013). Epistemic Feelings and Memory. In T.Perfect and S. Lindsay (Eds.). Sage Handbook of Applied Memory. Sage Publications

65. Moulin, C.J.A., Perfect, T.J., Akhtar S., Williams, H.L., & Souchay, C. (2010). Judgment of Learning and Study time allocation : An illustration from neuropsychology. In : Leboe, J. & Higham, P. (Eds) Constructions of Remembering and Metacognition. (In honour of Bruce Whittlesea). pp 167-182.

66. Souchay, C. and Moulin, C.J.A. (2007).Memory dysfunction. In G. Cohen and M. Conway, Memory in the real world : 3rd edition, Psychology Press. pp.357-381.

67. Clarys, D., Souchay, C., & Isingrini, M. (2003). Mémoire épisodique et vieillissement : rôle des fonctions exécutives et de la vitesse de traitement dans la variabilité liée à l’âge. Dans Vom Hofe, Charvin, Bernaud & Guédon (Eds), Psychologie différentielle : recherches et réflexions, PUR, pp. 287-290.

68. Souchay, C. and Isingrini, M. (2000). Métamémoire et vieillissement : Relations avec les fonctions frontales et la vitesse de traitement. Dans Brouillet & Syssau (Eds), Le vieillissement cognitif, DeBoeck Université, pp. 75-91.