Geraldine Coppin

Senior Researcher

Uni-Mail, 5139
+41 22 379 92 28

Institution : University of Geneva
Thesis topic : Emodor

NCCR position : PhD student
NCCR PI : David Sander
NCCR most relevant publications
Coppin, G., Delplanque, S., Cayeux, I., Porcherot, C., & Sander, D. (2010). I’m no longer torn after choice: How explicit choices can implicitly modulate preferences for odors. Psychological Science, 21, 489-493. doi: 10.1177/0956797610364115
Coppin, G., Delplanque, S., Bernard, C., Cekic, S., Porcherot, C., Cayeux, I., & Sander, D. (2014). Choice both affects and reflects preferences. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 6, 1415-1427. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2013.863953
Coppin, G., & Sander, D. (2016). Theoretical approaches to emotion and its measurement. In H. Meiselman (Ed.), Emotion Measurement (pp. 3-30). Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing

General Information

I studied psychology at the University of Lille 3, France (2003-2006). Desirous of specializing in affective sciences, I moved to the University of Geneva, Switzerland  to complete my master's degree (2006-2008). I obtained my PhD in psychology and affective sciences under the supervision of Prof. David Sander (2008-2012). I then moved to the John B. Pierce Laboratory, Yale University, where I worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Dana M. Small’s lab (2012-2014). I worked in her second lab at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne, Germany for a year (2014-2015) in co-supervision with Dr. Marc Tittgemeyer. In September 2015 I returned to the University of Geneva to work in Prof. David Sander’s lab, as a senior researcher/lecturer (Maître-assistante) for affective psychology.

I study the psychology and neurosciences of chemosensory perception (i.e., olfactory and flavor perception) and food intake. More specifically, I am working on behavioral and neural correlates of food preferences and choices. I am investigating them in healthy individuals as well as in clinical populations, i.e., overweight and obese individuals (in collaboration with Dr. Zoltan Pataky), patients with type 1 diabetes (in collaboration with Dr. Giacomo Gastaldi) and patients with olfactory and/or gustatory disorders (in collaboration with Dr. Basile Landis). I am using psychological methods and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).

Selected Publications

Ferdenzi, C., Fournel, A., Thévenet, M., Coppin, G., Bensafi, M. (2015) Viewing olfactory affective responses through the sniff prism: Effect of perceptual dimensions and age on olfactomotor responses to odors. Frontiers in Psychology , .
Pichon, A.M., Coppin, G., Cayeux, I., Porcherot, C., Sander, D., Delplanque, S. (2015) Sensitivity of physiological emotional measures to odors depends on the product and the pleasantness ranges used. Frontiers in Psychology 6, .
Delplanque, S., Coppin, G., Bloesch, L., Cayeux, I., Sander, D. (2015) The mere exposure effect depends on an odour’s initial pleasantness. Frontiers in Psychology 76, 207-215.
Pool, E.R., Delplanque, S., Coppin, G., Sander, D. (2015) Is Comfort Food Really Comforting? Mechanisms Underlying Stress-Induced Eating. Food Research International 76(2), .
Delplanque, S., Coppin, G., Sander D. (In Press) Emotion and odors: Beyond valence. Springer Handbook of Odour , .