Romain Mathieu

Post-Doctoral assistant

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Bureau 5160

FPSE Université de Genève

40 bd du Pont d’Arve CH – 1205 Genève

Tél: 022 379 92 57 - Fax: 022 379 92 51

E mail: Romain.Mathieu(at)unige.ch                                  

 


Research interests

Je m'intéresse à l'évolution des stratégies de résolution utilisées par les enfants pour résoudre des problèmes arithmétiques simples. Je m'intéresse également au rôle des processus spatiaux impliqués dans la résolution de ces problèmes chez les adultes et les enfants. J'utilise à la fois des techniques comportementales et de neuroimagerie pour étudier cette question.

Numerical cognition, number and space interaction, cognitive development, fMRI

 

Academic achievments

PhD in Cognitive Neurosciences                                                                                                                        2013 – 2016
University of Lyon; Advisors: Jérôme Prado (Lyon) and Catherine Thevenot (Geneva/Lausanne)
MS in Neuroscience                                                                                                                                           2011 – 2013
1st year: Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris & Northwestern University Chicago; Advisor: Jay A. Gottfried (Chicago)
2nd year: University of Lyon; Advisor: Jérôme Prado
BS in Biology                                                                                                                                                     2007 – 2011
University of Lyon; Advisors: Denis Pélisson and Alessandro Farne


Research experience

Post Doctoral research assistant – Geneva, Switzerland                                                                       Oct 2016 – present
Strategies in mental addition in children. A longitudinal study.
Advisors: PIerre Barrouillet (Geneva) and Catherine Thevenot (Geneva/Lausanne)
University of Geneva (Switzerland)

PhD – Lyon, France                                                                                                                                           2013 – 2016
Neural bases of the automated procedures in simple arithmetic: fMRI and behavioral studies in adults and children
Advisors: Jérôme Prado (Lyon) and Catherine Thevenot (Geneva/Lausanne)
Laboratoire Langage, Cerveau, Cognition (L2C2), Institut des Sciences Cognitives (ISC)

 Internship MS (2nd year) – Lyon, France                                                                                               January - June 2013
Distributed neural representations of logical relations in school-age children
Advisors: Jérôme Prado (Lyon)
Laboratoire Langage, Cerveau, Cognition (L2C2), Institut des Sciences Cognitives (ISC)

 Internship MS (1st year) – Chicago, USA                                                                                            February - June 2012
Lateralization of human olfactory coding in human
Advisors: Jay A. Gottfried & Christina M. Zelano.
Olfaction Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

 Internship BS  – CRNL, Lyon, France                                                                                                     March - April 2011
Deployment of spatial attention without moving the eyes is boosted by oculomotor adaptation
Advisors: D. Pélisson et A. Farne
Integrative, Multisensory, Perception, Action and Cognition Team, CRNL (INSERM)

 

Publications

  • Mathieu, R., Epinat-Duclos, J., Léone J., Fayol M., Thevenot, C., & Prado, J. (submitted). Hippocampal spatial mechanisms scaffold the development of arithmetic symbol processing in children.

  • Mathieu, R., Epinat-Duclos, J., Sigovan, M., Breton A., Cheylus A., Fayol M., Thevenot, C., & Prado, J. (in revision). What’s behind a ‘+’ sign ? Perceiving an arithmetic operator recruits brain circuits for spatial orienting.

  • Mathieu, R., Gourjon, A., Couderc, A., Thevenot, C., & Prado, J. (2016). Running the number line: Rapid shifts of attention in single-digit arithmetic. Cognition, 146, 229-239.
  • Habchi, O., Rey, E., Mathieu, R., Urquizar, C., Farnè, A., & Pélisson, D. (2015). Deployment of spatial attention without moving the eyes is boosted by oculomotor adaptation. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 9.
  • Mathieu, R., Booth, J.R., & Prado, J. (2015). Distributed neural representations of logical arguments in school-age children. Human Brain Mapping. 36, 996-1009.

 

Conference communications

  • Mathieu, R. & Schwartz, F. (2016, October) L'apprentissage des mathématiques à la lumière des neurosciences cognitives. - Présentation orale dans le cadre des journées nationales de l'APMEP, Lyon (France) (Germany)
  • Mathieu, R., Epinat-Duclos, J., Léone J., Fayol M., Thevenot, C., & Prado, J. (2016, September) What’s behind a ‘+’ sign? Neural bases and development of automated calculation procedures. - Poster presented at the Workshop on Domain-General and Domain-Specific Foundation of Numerical and Arithmetic Processing, Tübingen (Germany)

  • Mathieu, R. (2016, May).  Running the number line: Rapid shifts of attention in single-digit arithmetic. Oral presentation in the Symposium “Is ordinal processing the missing link between symbolic number processing and calculation?”  at the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Granada (Spain)

  • Mathieu, R., Epinat-Duclos, J., Léone J., Fayol M., Thevenot, C., & Prado, J. (2016, June). What’s behind a ‘+’ sign? Neural bases and development of automated calculation procedures. Poster presented at  22nd annual meeting of Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). Geneva (Switzerland).

  • Mathieu, R., Thevenot, C., & Prado, J. (2015, October). What’s behind an arithmetic sign? Neural basis of automated calculation procedures - Poster presented at The Society for Neurosciences (SfN). Chicago (USA).
  • Mathieu, R., Gourjon, A., Thevenot, C., & Prado, J. (2015, November) Learning Single-Digit Arithmetic Involves an Automatization of Spatial Calculation Procedures - Poster presented at SOFTAL (Société Francophone des Troubles des Apprentissages et du Langage). Lyon (France).
  • Mathieu, R., Gourjon, A., Thevenot, C., & Prado, J. (2015, April) Running the Number Line: Operators Elicit Horizontal Shifts of Attention During Single-Digit Arithmetic - Poster presentation at the The Scientific Meeting of NSCo doctoral school, Lyon (France).
  • Mathieu, R., Booth, J.R., & Prado, J. (2014, August). Distributed neural representations of logical arguments in school-age children - Poster presented at 6th annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL), Amsterdam (Netherlands).
  • Mathieu, R., Booth, J.R., & Prado, J. (2014, June). Distributed neural representations of logical arguments in school-age children - Poster presented at The Jean Piaget Conferences, Geneva (Switzerland).

 

Teaching


Teaching assistant at the University of Lyon (2013/2016) – Advisor : Karyn Julliard
• Neurophysiology (100 hours) - Undergraduate course – Psychophysics and sensory analysis
• Neurosciences (20 hours) - Undergraduate course – Practical course on electroencephalography (EEG)
• Bibliography methodology (42 hours) - Undergraduate course
• Learning theories (30 hours) - Graduate course (master) – Overview of the psychology of learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

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