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Claire Sergent
Member of the AVoC group
Assistant professor
Address : 45 rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France
Telephone(s) : +33(0)
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Office : H431B
Scientific interests : I am interested in understanding consciousness and conscious perception: What distinguishes conscious and unconscious modes of processing ? What are the neural mechanisms that are specific of conscious processing ? What is the role of attention in these mechanisms ? What are the temporal dynamics of conscious access ? in other words, what is the temporal structure of our conscious stream ? I tackle these questions with healthy adults, and also in a population of patients with disorders of consciousness (vegetative and minimally conscious state) with a view to improve our understanding of these affections and thus help diagnosing and improving the patients' state.
Awards : ANR CogniComa Idex FLEXPERCEPT Chaire d'Excellence

PUBLICATIONS (by category, 1900 - 2017) by date -- 2005-2017

Journal article

Sergent, C., Faugeras, F., Rohaut, B., Perrin, F., Valente, M., Tallon-Baudry, C., Cohen, L., & Naccache, L. (2016). Multidimensional cognitive evaluation of patients with disorders of consciousness using EEG: a proof of concept study. Neuroimage: Clinical, In Press.

Thibault, L., van-den-Berg, R., Cavanagh, P., & Sergent, C. (2016). Retrospective Attention Gates Discrete Conscious Access to Past Sensory Stimuli. PLoS ONE, 11(2), .

Meyniel, F., Sergent, C., Rigoux, L., Daunizeau, J., & Pessiglione, M. (2013). Neurocomputational account of how the human brain decides when to have a break. PNAS, 110(7), 2641-6.

Sergent, C., Wyart, V., Babo-Rebelo, M., Cohen, L., Naccache, L., & Tallon-Baudry, C. (2013). Cueing attention after the stimulus is gone can retrospectively trigger conscious perception. Current Biology, 23(2), 150-5.

Faugeras, F., Rohaut, B., Weiss, N., Bekinschtein, T., Galanaud, D., Puybasset, L., Bolgert, F., Sergent, C., Cohen, L., Dehaene, S., & Naccache, L. (2012). Event related potentials elicited by violations of auditory regularities in patients with impaired consciousness. Neuropsychologia, 50(3), 403-18.

Sergent, C., Ruff, C.C., Barbot, A., Driver, J., & Rees, G. (2011). Top-down modulation of human early visual cortex after stimulus offset supports successful postcued report. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(8), 1921-34.

Wyart, V., & Sergent, C. (2009). The phase of ongoing EEG oscillations uncovers the fine temporal structure of conscious perception. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(41), 12839-41.

Vuilleumier, P., Sergent, C., Schwartz, S., Valenza, N., Girardi, M., Husain, M., & Driver, J. (2007). Impaired perceptual memory of locations across gaze-shifts in patients with unilateral spatial neglect. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19(8), 1388-406.

Dehaene, S., Changeux, J.-P., Naccache, L., Sackur, J., & Sergent, C. (2006). Conscious, preconscious, and subliminal processing: a testable taxonomy. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10(5), 204-11.

Sergent, C., Baillet, S., & Dehaene, S. (2005). Timing of the brain events underlying access to consciousness during the attentional blink. Nature Neuroscience, 8(10), 1391-400.

Sergent, C., & Dehaene, S. (2004). Neural processes underlying conscious perception: experimental findings and a global neuronal workspace framework. Journal of Physiology Paris, 98(4-6), 374-84.

Sergent, C., & Dehaene, S. (2004). Is consciousness a gradual phenomenon? Evidence for an all-or-none bifurcation during the attentional blink. Psychological Science, 15(11), 720-8.

Dehaene, S., Sergent, C., & Changeux, J.-P. (2003). A neuronal network model linking subjective reports and objective physiological data during conscious perception. PNAS, 100(14), 8520-5.

Maravita, A., Spence, C., Sergent, C., & Driver, J. (2002). Seeing your own touched hands in a mirror modulates cross-modal interactions. Psychological Science, 13(4), 350-5.


Book chapter

Sergent, C. (2015). Neurobiological mechanisms of conscious access and implications for pain perception. In Luis Garcia-Larrea and Philip L. Jackson (Ed) Pain and the Conscious Brain. Philadelphia, USA: Wolters Kluwer Health.