Jean Lorenceau

Research Director / Project Coordinator

Jean Lorenceau, research director at CNRS, leads a research on visual perception and eye movement involving a fundamental approach in psychology, neuroscience and modeling, clinical and applied research. He also leads the "Relais d’Informations sur les Sciences de la Cognition” (UMS 3332, RISC, ENS-CNRS) . He is coordinator of the ANR TecSan EOL (2012-2014) project to develop a new device for writing with eyes and test the system with patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Major publications: Lorenceau, J. & Alais, D. (2001). Form constraints in motion binding. Nature Neuroscience, 4, n°7, 745-751. Hupé, J.-M., Lamirel, C., & Lorenceau, J. (2009). Pupil dynamics during bistable motion perception. Journal of Vision, 9(7):10, 1-19, http://, doi:10.1167/9.7.10. Aissani, C., Paradis, A.L., Dumas, G., Cottereau, B. & Lorenceau, J. (2011). Magnetoencephalographic signatures of visual form and motion binding. Brain Research, 1408, pp. 27-40. Caclin, A. Paradis, A.L., Lamirel, C., Thirion, B., Ariges, E., Poline, J.B. & Lorenceau, J. (2012). Perceptual alternations between unbound moving contours and a bound shape motion engage a ventral/dorsal interplay. Journal of Vision, 12(7):0, 1–22. Lorenceau, J. (2012). Cursive Writing With Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements. Current Biology, in Press.

Timothée Lenglet

Doctor / APHP Manager of the Project

Dr. Timothy Lenglet works as a neurologist and neurophysiologist in the Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology of Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital(APHP). His clinical activity is mainly focused on the diagnosis and treatment of motor neuron diseases in particular amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He has being enrolled for several years in clinical research conducted within the reference center for this disease. His involvement in the project concerns the clinical part and he is the principal investigator of a pilot study to assess the feasibility and safety of the writing device with the eyes on a population of subjects with ALS.

Lucette Lacomblez

Doctor / Responsable APHP

Dr. Lacomblez is Neuropharmocologue within the APHP and professor at UPMC. She is responsible for the CET (Centre Evaluation Clinique) and supervises the coordination of the project between the CNRS and APHP.

François Salachas

Doctor / Responsable of ALS center of Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital

Dr. Salachas is a neurologist and specialist in ALS. He is responsible for the ALS center of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital.

Julien Diard

Researcher, CNRS Grenoble

Since 2005, Julien Diard is a researcher at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), integrated into the Laboratory of Psychology and Neuro Cognition (LPNC) at Grenoble. His research is multidisciplinary intersecting mathematics and theoretical computer science, on the one hand, and cognitive science and experimental psychology, on the other hand. His main research topic is the probabilistic modeling of sensorimotor systems, ie the use of Bayesian programming to create models of cognitive functions (such as the perception and production of speech, or reading and writing) in order to study, formally, the interaction between the processes of action and perception. He is also interested in Bayesian modeling of the performance measure of the user, and Bayesian model selection and distinguishability.

Michel Paysant

Artist / Responsible for the Art Project

Michel Paysant is a multifaceted artist with a particular interest in drawing and sculpture. His research explores the intersection between art and science, often appearing as group projects.His installations are polymorphic fluids structures through which he builds bridges between art, craft, science, technique and new technologies (Inventariums, Eyedrawing, Nusquam ...).


Jérôme Baujon

Founder / Dirigant of Pertech society

Jérôme Baujon, in charge of the software development solutions for the Pertech eye tracking.

Rodolphe Bildstein

Technical and commercial director of the company Pertech, Partner of Mr Baujon

Rodolphe Bildstein, in charge of technical development and design solutions for the Pertech eye tracking.

Jonathan Mirault

Engineer/Cogimage team, CRICM (UPMC UMR S975, Inserm U 975, CNRS UMR 7225)

After a Master 2 on Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience Research at the University of Aix-Marseille and an internship at the Institute of Neurosciences de la Timone (INT) in Marseille, Jonathan joined the team of Jean Lorenceau on EOL project. His involvement in the project concerns the scientific part: management of control subjects and data processing (Matlab) Co-author: ''Oculomotor strategies for rapid identification of large visual stimuli'', A. Montagnini, J.Mirault, L.Madelain Vision Science Society (VSS), Florida, USA, May 2013

Marie Veyrat-Masson

Ingénieur de Recherche / Team CNRS & AP-HP

Physiotherapist as formation, Marie Veyrat-Masson did a Master of Research in Montreal on Physical Activity Science and Motor Control. She joined the CNRS teams and APHP under the direction of Jean Lorenceau and Lucette Lacomblez to play an important role: Marie will be working closely with the medical community to complete the eye writing studies in a population of ALS patients.

Myriam Chanceaux

Researcher, CNRS Grenoble

PhD in cognitive science, her work focuses on computational modeling of cognitive processes including eye movements on the task of searching for textual information. After a post-doc of 3 years at Psychology and Cognition Laboratory in Marseille on an orthographic-visual perception coding project, Myriam is working on the construction and implementation of a Bayesian model for characters and words recognition as well as medical diagnosis for the EOL project.

Vincent Rynik

Student of Julien Diard's Team

Vincent works with Julien Diard on the construction and implementation of a Bayesian model for characters and words recognition as well as medical diagnosis for the EOL project.

Vincent Rynik

PhD Student

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