I obtained my Ph.D degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Lyon (France) with a thesis on the emergence and flexibility of semantic representations of words in the brain. I was particularly interested in action word representations and the motor system. I used EEG (ERP and time-frequency analyses), fMRI as well as kinematics measures to explore these processes.
My post-doctoral research focuses on the processes underlying word production and semantic processing using behavioral and neurophysiological measures such as ERPs topographic maps.
Fargier, R. and Laganaro, M. (2016) Neurophysiological modulations of non-verbal and verbal dual-tasks interference during word planning, PLoS ONE, 11(12): e0168358
Nicolo, P., Fargier, R., Laganaro, M. and Guggisberg, A.G. (2016). Neurobiological correlates of inhibition of the right Broca homologue during new-word learning, Front. Hum. Neurosci., 10:371.
Fargier, R. and Laganaro, M. (2016). Spatio-temporal dynamics of referential and inferential naming: Different brain and cognitive operations to lexical selection, Brain Topography.
Pinet, S. and Fargier, R. (2016). Commentary: Oscillatory Neuronal Activity Reflects Lexical-Semantic Feature Integration within and across Sensory Modalities in Distributed Cortical Networks, Frontiers in Psychology, 6:2005.
Fargier, R. and Laganaro, M. (2015). Neural dynamics of object noun, action verb and action noun production in picture naming, Brain and Language, 150:129–142.
Fargier, R., Ploux, S., Cheylus, A., Paulignan, Y., Reboul, A., and Nazir, T.A. (2014) Differentiating semantic categories during the acquisition of novel words: Correspondence Analysis applied to ERPs, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(11):2552-63.
Ménoret, M., Varnet, L., Fargier, R., Cheylus, A.,Curie, A., Des Portes, V., Nazir, T.A. and Paulignan, Y. (2013) Neural basis of non-verbal social interactions : a Dual-EEG study, Neuropsychologia.
Fargier, R., Ménoret, M., Boulenger, V., Nazir, T.A and Paulignan, Y. (2012) Grasp it loudly! Supporting motor actions with semantically congruent spoken action words, PLoS ONE, 7(1): e30663.
Fargier, R., Paulignan, Y., Boulenger, V., Monaghan, P., Reboul, A. and Nazir, T.A. (2012) Learning to associate novel words with motor actions: Language-induced motor activity following short training, Cortex, 48:888–899.