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Minjoz Séphora

Sephora Minjoz


Doctorante & Neuropsychologue

Département de psychologie
Université Savoie Mont Blanc
73011 Chambéry Cedex France
Bâtiment 6-7



sephora.minjoz@univ-smb.fr

PhD thesis :


Incidence of neurovegetative states modulation on emotional regulation in somatoform disorders : contribution of heart rate variability biofeedback

PhD supervision : Pellissier Sonia & Hot Pascal

Somatoform disorders are defined as physiological functions or organs disturbances that are not explained by specific diagnostic criteria. An emotional regulation and stress problem is strongly present in these disorders. The objective of this research is to evaluate whether rebalancing neurovegetative functioning could be an effective method to reduce the symptomatology of somatoform disorders. These effects could be partly explained by an improvement in emotional regulation mechanisms and a reduction in stress levels. This project will aim to evaluate the possibility of a dysautonomic profile in patients with somatoform disorders and to seek to restore autonomic flexibility by biofeedback methods focused on vagus nerve activity.

Teaching

• Psychology 1st year (USMB) : Fundamental biology (30h)
• Psychology 2nd year (USMB) : Memory & cognition (38h)
• Psychology 3rd year (USMB) : Applied neurophysiology (8h)

Education

• 2017-2018 : Master’s Degree in Research in Clinical Neuropsychology and Neurosciences (Grenoble University, France). Research project : Effects of cardiac biofeedback on decision-making in stroke patients. Supervised by Hot Pascal (LPNC, USMB) & Pellissier Sonia (LIP/PC2S, USMB)

• 2016-2017 : Master’s degree (2nd year) in Neuropsychology, (Savoie Mont-Blanc University, France). Research project : Effects of cardiac biofeedback on decision-making in stroke patients. Supervised by Hot Pascal (LPNC, USMB)

• 2015-2016 : Master’s degree (1st year) Neuropsychology course, (Savoie Mont-Blanc University, France). Research project : Impact of cardiac biofeedback and mindfulness on vagal activity and interoceptive consciousness. Supervised by Pellissier Sonia (LIP/PC2S, USMB)

• 2012-2015 : Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Savoie Mont-Blanc University, France).