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Vision and Emotion Team

Research themes

Vision is not simple retinal image processing (visual sensory inputs), but strongly depends on goals and actions. Indeed, humans are active in vision. For example, we actively and rapidly move our eyes to bring different parts of the visual field into the fovea (the central region of the retina that provides the greatest visual acuity), presumably to ensure we have the best information to achieve our goals. However, eye movements, or saccades, significantly disrupt vision, making coordination between sensory and motor processes essential for active vision. Additionally, the brain continually generates predictions, derived from internal models, to anticipate perceptual, emotional, and socio-emotional events. The main objective of the VisEmo team is to understand the interactions between sensory information, active vision and proactive vision to cope with perceptual and emotional events, through bio-inspired modeling and behavioral measurements , physiological and neurophysiological on healthy and pathological subjects. Our research themes are grouped into four main axes..

Societal and economic benefits

A large part of our research has clinical applications, mainly in the field of diagnosis and remediation, but also industrial applications, in particular with the development of new algorithms to increase the quality of images from digital cameras.

Thesis Perrine PORTE

Neural correlates of multisensory metaperception

Thesis Jasmine CARLIER

Multimodal study of emotional processes in psychogenic non-epileptic seizures and exploration of biofeedback as an innovative, non-invasive treatment.

Thesis Jonathan GRIENAY

Contribution of multi-modality to embedded incremental learning

Thesis Chuyao WANG

Eye movement analysis to establish a multidimensional signature of normal cerebral functioning and the effect of normal ageing

Thesis Cynthia FAURITE

Functional reorganizations of scene perception in peripheral vision of patients with macular degeneration : A study of spatial frequencies processing within the scenes

Thesis David BOUVAREL

Memory impairment and loss of independence: a sensory-motor enrichment method for the encoding of activities of daily living via the digital caregiver Lily

Thesis Edgar MATRINGE

Characterization of pathophysiological alteration of attentional investment and disinvestment in consciousness flow : studies with epileptic and non-epileptic participants.

Thesis François STOCKART

An electrophysiological and computational study of the role of evidence accumulation in perceptual awareness.

Thesis Marion MAINSANT

Continual Learning for Multimodal Fusion

Thesis Pauline ROSSEL

Investigation of the influence of predictive processes on subjective visual perception


HW/SW co-design for on-chip incremental learning

Thesis Quentin SENANT

A subcortical route to the amygdala

Thesis Ramla MSHEIK

Computational evaluation of metacognitive deficits in schizophrenia

Thesis Sarah KHAZAZ

Toward the Unique Goal of Exit Signs : Being Perceived & Followed


Closed-loop brain stimulation for the study of multistable visual perception

Thesis Eva APRILE

GAZE-PREDICT: Study of the predictive mechanisms involved in gaze orientation


Investigation of the influence of predictive processes on visual perception

Submitted on 15 November 2023

Updated on 17 November 2023