Post-doctorant FNS

Raphaël Fargier

Post-Doctorant FNS

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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.

Research interests

My post-doctoral research focuses on the processes underlying word production and semantic processing using behavioral and neurophysiological measures such as ERPs topographic maps.


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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.

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