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Research scientist CNRS and Aix-Marseille University

Born on the 15th of March 1983 in Rumst (Antwerp - Belgium). I earned my MA in psychology (Theoretical and Experimental Psychology) at the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 2006. Afterwards, I moved to Barcelona (Spain) where I received another MA in Cognitive Neurosciences and Language in 2007 at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB; Spain). In 2007 I started my PhD ("The Electrophysiology of Language Production: Lexical Access in Picture Naming") at the University of Barcelona and I received my PhD title in Cognitive Neuroscience and Language in February 2012. After my PhD I became a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at the Laboratoire de Psychology Cognitive (LPC) in France, where I explored the role of intention and goal-directed behavior in language processing with neurophysiological techniques such as ERPs and MEG. Since 2014 I am a full-time CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire Parole et Langage (LPL) in Aix-en-Provence. In my research I attempt to bridge traditional linguistics and psycho-linguistics with neuroscience. In this manner I aim to understand how complex cognitive behavior as language production and comprehension can be explained in terms of basic neurobiological properties of the brain and its neural code. My main topics of research: 1) The spatiotemporal dynamics of language production and comprehension; 2) The role of top-down attention and goal-directed behavior in language processing; 3) The neural representations of words in the monolingual and bilingual brain.


Received Grants (as PI):

  • H2020 Marie Sklowdoska-Curie Actions Inovative Training Networks (ITN) (2019-2023): 'COBRA: Conversational Brains' (main responsible of ESR3: Does prediction drive neural alignment?). Budget: € 4.000.000
  • ANR-DFG Franco-allemand (FRAL) grant (2019-2022): 'PhoNet: Phonological Networks in Speech Production and Perception' (together with Friedemann Pulvermuller at the FUB, as PI of the German Team). Budget: € 500.000
  • ANR JCJC grant (grant nr.: ANR-16-CE28-0007-01) (2016-2020): 'TIBLT: Towards an Integrated Brain Language Theory'.         Budget: € 154.000
  • ILCB grant (ANR-16-CONV-0002) (2018-2020): 'Investigating the neurophysiology of abstract noun production with referential naming tasks' (post-doctoral grant awarded to Dr. Raphael Fargier, with K. Strijkers as supervisor). Budget: € 110.000
  • Intra-European Fellow (IEF) Marie Curie Actions (IEF-2012-302807) (2012-2014): 'ILP: Intention in Language Processing' (post-docotoral grant awarded to K. Strijkers, with J. Grainger as supervisor). Budget: € 165.000


Supervision post-doctoral students:

  • Dr. Amie Fairs (Towards an integrated brain language theory) (TIBLT project - ANR-JCJC, main supervisor: Kristof Strijkers)
  • Dr. Raphael Fargier (Investigating the neurophysiology of abstract noun production with referential naming tasks) (ILCB postdoctoral grant)


Supervision PhD students:

  • Emilia Kerr (Does prediction drive neural alignment?) (CoBra Project - ITN-H2020, main supervisor: Kristof Strijkers)
  • Kseniia Dmitrieva (Phonological Networks in Language Production and Perception) (PhoNet project - ANR-FRAL; main supervisor: Kristof Strijkers)
  • Guisy Cirillo (Prediction and allignment in joint action) (co-supervision; main supervisors: Dr. N. Nguyen, Dr. C. Baus)


Editorial responsabilities (international peer-reviewed journals) :

  • 2021 - ...: Associate Editor of the Journal of Neurolinguistics
  • 2019 - ...: Review Editor of PLoS ONE


Teaching (Aix-Marseille University & ILCB):

  • Main responsable of the speciality ('parcours') 'Language, Communication and the Brain' (LCC) of the MA 'SciCo' (2018-2021)
  • Responsible teacher of the courses (UEs) + 45h teaching/year: 'Language, Communication and the Brain 1' (LCB1; in M1 of SciCo) and 'Language, Communication and the Brain 2' (LCB2; in M2 of SciCo)

Anne-Sophie Dubarry    Valérie Chanoine    44538   

Journal articles1 document

  • Kristof Strijkers, Valérie Chanoine, Dashiel Munding, Anne-Sophie Dubarry, Agnès Trébuchon, et al.. Grammatical class modulates the (left) inferior frontal gyrus within 100 milliseconds when syntactic context is predictive. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2019, 9, pp.4830. ⟨10.1038/s41598-019-41376-x⟩. ⟨hal-02072504⟩