PhD students

Arianne Richer

PhD candidate in Psychology
Département de psychologie et psychoéducationUQO
Recipient of NSERC’s Undergraduate Student Research Award

Research interest:

  • The time course of neural mechanisms underlying visual perception of faces.
  • Mental and neural representations of facial expressions of pain.
  • Doctoral thesis: Mental representations and time courses of social and emotional processing of faces.
  • Honorary thesis: Size of the perceptual window used for optimal face processing.

Details:
Email: rica30@uqo.ca

Marie-Pier Plouffe-Demers

PhD candidate in Psychology
Département de psychologie et psychoéducationUQO
Département de psychologie, UQAM
Recipient of the Research Scholarship FRQNT (B1) 
Recipient of the SSHRC Scholarship (CGS M)
Recipient of SSHRC scholarship (PGS-D)

Research interests:

  • PhD thesis: The impact of individual factors (sex, empathy) and culture on the perceptive and neural mechanisms underlying the perception of pain in others. 
  • Honour thesis: Perceptive mechanisms underlying the processing of static and dynamic facial expressions.
  • The impact of ethnic bias on perceptive mechanisms and behaviors.
  • The use of Reverse correlation to reveal body image disturbance.

Details:
Email: mpplouffe@gmail.com

Camille Saumure

Completed with LPVS:
Doctorate in clinical neuropsychology (DPsy)
Département de psychologie et psychoéducation, UQO
Recipient of Joseph-Armand Bombardier’s postgraduate Canadian scholarship from the Council of Human Sciences Research (SSHRC)

Doctoral essay:
The culture impact on visual strategies underlying the treatment of pain facial expressions.

Alexandre Cousineau

PhD candidate in Psychology

Département de psychologie et psychoéducationUQO
2nd place in NeurQAM’s popular science contest
2nd place in GNS’s popular science contest

Research interests:

  • Cultural differences in the processing of spatial frequencies in face and object perception.
  • Cultural differences in the processing of spatial orientations in face and object perception.
  • The impact of the expertise effect on perceptual mechanisms in object recognition.

Details:
Email: coua77@uqo.ca

Émilie St-Pierre

PhD candidate in Psychology
Département de psychologie et psychoéducationUQO
In co-direction with Annie Bérubé

Research interests:

  • The impact of maltreatment on the conceptualization and perception of facial emotions
  • The impact of language development on emotion recognition
  • Neural representations of facial emotion categories
  • The effect of traumatic experiences on physiological response

Details:
Email: stpe06@uqo.ca

Francis Gingras

PhD candidate in Psychology
Département de psychologie et psychoéducationUQO
Département de psychologie, UQAM
Recipient of NSERC’s Undergraduate Student Research Award
Recipient of NSERC scholarship (CGS-M)
Recipient of NSERC scholarship (PGS-D)
2nd place in NeurQAM’s popular science contest

Research interests:

  • Cultural differences in visual representations of facial expression
  • Thesis of Honor: Evaluating trustworthiness: differences in mental representations as a function of face ethnicity

Details:
Email: francis.gingras16 [@] gmail.com

Joël Guérette

PhD candidate in Psychology 
Département de psychologie et psychoéducationUQO
Recipient of the FRQSC Research Awards (B1 & B2)

Research interests:

  • Cognitive bias and decisional processes in sports
  • Impact of social factors on participation in physical activity
  • Promotion of physical activity
  • Motivation and modification of movement habits
  • Thesis: The influence of social forces on sports referees’ decision making.

Details:
Email: joel.guerette [@] uqo.ca

Laurianne Côté

PhD candidate in Psychology

Laboratory coordinator
Département de psychologie et psychoéducationUQO

Recipient of NSERC’s Undergraduate Student Research Award

Research interest:

  • The effect of ethnicity and face orientation on SSVEP amplitude.
  • Effects of image composition on SSVEP signal amplitude.
  • Mechanisms of feature processing.
  • Electrophysiological differences in face part processing.

Details:
Email: cotl11@uqo.ca

Amélie Roberge

PhD candidate in Psychology  – Research and Intervention (RI)
Département de psychologie , UQTR

Research interests:

  • Facial expression recognition and underlying mechanisms
  • Attentional resources and cognitive limits
  • Impact of ethnicity and gender on facial expression processing