Simon Rigoulot, PhD

Supervisor: Jorge Armony, Douglas Institute
McGill University
514-343-6111 ext. 2593

Simon Rigoulot‘s research interests center around the neurobiology of emotion processing. He studied Cognitive Neurosciences in France and completed his PhD in December 2008 from University of Lille 2 (Title: “Electrophysiological and behavioral impact of emotional information in peripheral vision”; Rigoulot et al., 2008, 2011, 2012). In 2009, he held an associate teaching position at the University of Lille 1 for one year.

Later on, he investigated emotional modulations of attentional resources using audiovisual stimulations associating emotional prosody to emotional faces, in Prof. Pell’s Lab (Rigoulot et al., 2012, 2014a).

Since 2012, he works at BRAMS under the supervision of Prof. Armony on the brain correlates of the perception of emotional music and how the brain differentiates emotional music from other types of emotional auditory information like vocalizations (screams, cries, laughs,…), emotional speech or prosody (Rigoulot et al., 2015, Rigoulot et al., submitted). As for August 2015, he also works with Pr. Sarah Lippé on the impact of stress on neuropsychological development by studying behavioral and cerebral responses to emotional stimuli in leukemia survivors.