Alumni

Selim Coll
Postdoc
http://cms.unige.ch/fapse/neuroemo/people/selim-coll/

Institution : University of Caen - Basse Normandie
Department : Unité de recherche U1077 de l’Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm)
Discipline : Psychology
Thesis topic : Integration between emotions and actions
Supervisor : D. Grandjean

NCCR position : PhD Student
NCCR PI : Didier Grandjean
NCCR most relevant publications
Burra, N., Barras, C., Coll, S. Y., & Kerzel, D. (2016). Electrophysiological evidence for attentional capture by irrelevant angry facial expressions. Biological Psychology, 120, 69-80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.08.008
Burra, N., Coll, S.Y., Barras, C., & Kerzel, D. (2017). Electrophysiological evidence for attentional capture by irrelevant angry facial expressions: naturalistic faces. Neuroscience Letters, 637, 44-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2016.11.055
Coll, S. Y., & Grandjean, D. (2016). Visuomotor integration of relevant and irrelevant angry and fearful facial expressions. Acta Psychologica, 170, 226-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.09.001

General Information

Sélim debuted his Phd in psychology in January 2014 supervised by the Professor Grandjean. His thesis is about the integration between emotions and motor actions and the neural underpinning of those integrations using fMRI and EEG techniques.In addition to his thesis project, Sélim is involved  in several topics including emotion through dance and music, absolute pitch and violation of musical semantic, as well as the attentional capture by emotional faces.

Note

Sélim Coll studied psychology at the University of Geneva from 2008 to 2013. In second year of Bachelor, Sélim had the opportunity to work on spatial orientation, particularly on the influence of age in path integration, in a stage supervised by M. Roland Maurer and Ms. Virginie Descloux. In third year of Bachelor, still under the supervision of M. Roland Maurer, he carried out a research on the use of the sun in path integration in adults.

With a special interest in research and brain investigation techniques, he started in 2011 a master in affective and cognitive psychology, taking all his option courses in neuroscience. His master thesis about spatial attention was supervised by the Professor Dirk Kerzel and MSc Nicolas Burra. Through four experiments using the EEG technique, they wanted to see if angry schematic facial expressions can capture attention when they are not the target of visual search. He graduated from the University of Geneva in 2013, obtaining his master degree in affective and cognitive psychology.

Sélim debuted his Phd in psychology in January 2014 supervised by the Professor Grandjean. His thesis is about the integration between emotions and motor actions and the neural underpinning of those integrations using fMRI and EEG techniques.

Current Research

Integration between emotions and actions

Analyzing bodily movements in dancing children

Analysis of movement and emotion recognition in contemporary dancers

Absolute pitch and violation of musical semantic

Unpacking the cognitive architecture of emotion processes

Spatial attentional capture toward an angry irrelevant distractor

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