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Pauline Rossel

Pauline Rossel

Doctorante - PhD Student

Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition
Bâtiment Michel Dubois - Bureau E120
1251 avenue Centrale CS 40700
38058 GRENOBLE Cedex 09

PhD thesis

Investigation of the influence of predictive processes on visual perception

PhD supervision : Carole Peyrin & Louise Kauffmann

Funding : MESRI (Grenoble-Alpes University)

The aim of the present PhD project is to precise the mechanisms by which prior knowledge and expectations do influence visual perception, using perceptual judgment tasks on various stimuli characteristics (e.g., sharpness, vividness…) and according to different factors such as the availability and/or validity of expectations and the reliability of the visual inputs in behavioural studies. These studies will be performed in healthy individuals and may be followed by eye-tracking studies, in order to examine how expectations influence visual attention, as well as electroencephalography studies in order to assess the time course of these mechanisms at the cerebral level.


Trouilloud, A., Kauffmann, L., Roux-Sibilon, A., Rossel, P., Boucart, M., Mermillod, M., & Peyrin, C. (2020). Rapid scene categorization : From coarse peripheral vision to fine central vision. Vision Research, 170, 60-72. doi :


2021 : Rossel, P., Peyrin, C., Roux-Sibilon, A., & Kauffmann, L. It makes sense, so I see it better ! Contextual information about the visual environment increases its perceived sharpness. European Conference on Visual Perception, online.


2019-2020 : Master’s Degree 2nd year : Research in Psychology
Research thesis : Are there interactions between peripheral- and central-vision information during scene perception ?
Supervised by Carole Peyrin (LPNC, Grenoble-Alpes University)

2018-2019 : Master’s Degree 1st year : Research in Psychology
Research thesis : The relative role of central and peripheral vision in scene perception.
Supervised by Carole Peyrin (LPNC, Grenoble-Alpes University)

2015-2018 : Bachelor in Psychology (Grenoble-Alpes University)


Psychology 1st year (UGA) : Methods in Psychology (32h)
Psychology 1st year (UGA) : Cognitive Psychology (16h)
Psychology 2nd year (UGA) : Analysis and Interpretation of Experimental Data (16h)