Unité de Psychologie Clinique et de Neuropsychologie de l'Enfant

Arnaud Saj

Collaborateur scientifique FNS / Privat Docent

 

Arnaud Saj


Research fields: Key words

Spatial neglect – Functional MRI - Behavioral Adaptation – Perceptive and cognitive behavior - Neurophysiology - Posture - Vestibular Neurectomy – Rehabilitation – Spatial attention.

Education

  • PhD in Cognitive Psychology, University of Lille 3 (2001-2006)
  • Master in Neuropsychology, University of Toulouse (2000-2001)
  • Master in Neuroscience, University of Lyon (1998-1999)
  • Bachelor in Psychology, University of Lille 3 (1996-1998)

Professional career

  • Current position (since October 2014):
    - Neuropsychologist Resp, Neuropsychology Unit, University Hospital of Geneva (Dr F. Assal)
  • Previous positions:
    - Senior Reasearch & Teaching Assistant / Neuropsychologist(2010-2014) Neuropsychology Unit, University of Geneva (Dr F. Assal)
    - Research Assistant (2007-2010): University of Geneva (Prof. P. Vuilleumier)
    - Neuropsychologist (2001-2007): Department of NeuroRehabilitation. Hospital of Lille, France (Dr. M. Rousseaux)

Grants

  • Principal investigator:
    • 2016-2018: Leenaards Foundation: Rehabilitation of stroke-induced attentional deficits using neurofeedback: Harnessing multimodal fMRI/EEG methods - 555’111 CHF
    • 2015-2017: Swiss National Foundation: Attentional and Visual Representations for Spatial Remapping in the Spatial Neglect Syndrome - 356’156 CHF
    • 2013: University Hospital of Geneva: Neuroplasticité et oxygénothérapie hyperbare – 44’000CHF
    • 2012: FNS workshop: What does human intra-cerebral recording tell us about emotions? – 10’000 CHF
    • 2011: University Hospital of Geneva: Neurorehabilitation after stroke - 36’000 CHF
  • Co-investigator:
    • 2013: University Hospital of Geneva: Improving rehabilitation of Hemineglect Syndrome after Stroke using Neurofeedback - 47’000 CHF
    • 2013: University Hospital of Geneva: An investigation of White Matter Connectivity in Chronic Neglect Patients - 47’000 CHF
    • 2015: Swiss National Foundation: The Developmental trajectory of spatial perception and its impact on reading and numerical abilities in school age children and people with neuro-(logical/developmental) disorders of different origins: Cognitive and neurofunctional aspects. Co-direction avec la Prof. Koviljka Barisnikov.
    • 2015: Fondation Motrice - The interaction between cognitive and motor tasks in cerebral palsy children. Co-direction Dr Stéphane Armand et Dr Joël Fluss.

Professional Societies Membership

  • Swiss Society of Neurosciences
  • Association Suisse de Neuropsychologie (ASNP) - Chair of continuing education commission
  • Société de Neuropsychologie de Langue Française (SNLF)
  • Cognitive Neurosciences Society
  • Société Francophone Posture Equilibre Locomotion (SOFPEL) - Trésorier

Personal awards

  • Posture and Balance Society (Young research Prize) 2005
  • French Society of Neurosciences 2005
  • French Society of Neuropsychologist (Alain Agniel Prize) 2010

Consulting

  • Ad hoc reviewer for several international journals, including Brain, Cortex, Neuroimage, Neuropsychologia and many others.
  • Reviewer for several funding agencies, including ANR (FR), PHRC (FR), EWO (Netherlands)

Management and Teaching

  • Co-Direction of researches
    • 1 Ph.D. students, 2 M.A. students, 3 student engineer

Organisation of Congresses

  • Workshop National de “Psychologie et Neurosciences”, Lille (2007)
  • International Workshop “What does human intra-cerebral recording tell us about emotions?” Geneva, 19-21 Septembre 2012
  • Congrès National de Neuropsychologie, Genève 4 Octobre 2012
  • Congrès Européen de Posturologie et Neurologie, Genève 28-29 Novembre 2013  
  • Congrès Européen d’analyse du mouvement, Genève 4-6 Février 2015
  • Congrès National de Neuropsychologie, Neuchâtel 5 Novembre 2015
  • Journée de formation continue ASNP, 2016-2017-2018
  • Congrès National de Neuropsychologie, Genève 22 Novembre 2017

Scientific production

  • h-index: 17 (Google scholar); 30 (Web of Science)
  • i10-index: 26 (Google scholar)
  • citations: 971 (Google scholar), 460 (Web of Science)
  • ResearchGate: 36.18 [6328 Reads; 717Citations; 85 Research items]

Scientific Communications

  • 15 invited talks in international and national conferences and in seminars
  • 75 communications in international congress
  • 35 communications in national congress

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