Research focus

My research focuses on understanding the underlying factors of the reading deficits following central visual field loss (CFL), with an emphasis on the elderly population. Questions that I am interested in include: what sensory, cognitive and oculomotor factors can explain slow reading speed with CFL? Can reading performance be improved through training and what are the cortical sites involved in this improvement? How to optimize reading screening tools?

My research utilizes psychophysics, eye tracking, brain imaging (fMRI), functional retinal imaging, computational linguistics and modeling to study these questions on large population samples.

The aims of my pluridisciplinary and translational research program, at the interface between fundamental and applied research, are (1) to understand general mechanisms of plasticity and aging, (2) to identify the factors limiting visual performance in people with impaired vision, and (3) to apply this knowledge to health and life science and help overcome disability.

After my PhD graduation in 2011 from Aix-Marseille University (France), I joined the Laboratory for Low-Vision Research for a 5-year post-doc (University of Minnesota, USA), followed by a 2-year post-doc in the Laboratory of Cognitive Psychology (CNRS – Aix-Marseille University).

In 2019, I passed Inria’s national competitive exam for “Starting Research Position”, allowing me to join Inria’s Biovision team as a junior scientist, and for a duration of 3 years.


Keywords:

  • Visual neuroscience
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Translational research
  • Low vision
  • Reading
  • Eye movements
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Plasticity
  • Rehabilitation
  • Accessibility technology
  • Visual impairment
  • Aging
  • Eye-tracking
  • fMRI
  • Psychophysics