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Louise Kauffmann


2016-2018        Post-doc Researcher

                              Neural Mechanisms of Human Communication Research Group

                              Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Science, Leipzig, Germany

                              Supervision: Dr. Prof. Katharina Von Kriegstein


2012-2015        PhD in Cognitive Psychology

Thesis title: Modeling and brain mapping of natural scene visual perception.

Funding: Région Rhône-Alpes (Cible Grants).

Supervisor: Carole Peyrin, PhD (Cognitive Psychology), Researcher.

Co-supervisor: Alan Chauvin PhD (Cognitive Sciences), Associate Researcher.


09-12 2014     “In-Doc” Research internship

Institution: Psychophysics and Visual Perception Lab, Montreal University, Canada

                             Supervisors: Guillaume Giraudet (PhD, Associate professor) and Jocelyn Faubert (PhD, professor).

                             Research topic: Spatial frequency processing during scene perception in Myopia.


2011-2012        Research Master in Cognitive and Social Psychology

Institution: Pierre Mendès-France University, Grenoble, France.

Research topic: The neural bases of coarse-to-fine processing of scenes.

Supervisors: Carole Peyrin (PhD) & Alan Chauvin (PhD).


2007-2010        Bachelor in Psychology

Institution: Pierre Mendès-France University, Grenoble, France.


2006-2007        Highschool degree (Literature section) 

Research skills

  • Experimental task design

Eprime software

  • Statistical analysis

Statistica and SPSS softwares

Matlab, R

  • Neuroimaging

Experimental design programming

MRI data acquisition (Scanner Philips 3T Achieva)

fMRI data processing and analysis (SPM8-12)

Effective & functional connectivity analyses (Dynamic causal modeling, Psychophysiological Interactions)


  • Cognitive Psychology

Tutorial classes (1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree), 76h

  • Statistics 

Tutorial classes (2nd degree), 48h

  • Visual Cognition

Lecture (2nd degree), 4h

  • Supervision

Co-supervision of Master students