Below are listed all the lab members. You can see some lab pictures



Jérôme Prado

Jérôme is a cognitive neuroscientist working at the CNRS. He received his PhD in 2007 from the University of Lyon and spent 5 years as a post doctoral researcher at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University in the US. He joined the CNRS in 2012 as a tenured research scientist (chargé de recherche).

Jérôme's research focuses on the cognitive and neural mechanisms that underlie logical and mathematical thinking. His work involves adults as well as children with and without learning disabilities, such as dyscalculia or specific language impairment (SLI).

Marie-Line is a researcher in math education working at the Teachers College (ESPE) of the University of Lyon. She received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Lyon. After a year of post-doctoral training at the University of Montpellier, she joined the University of Lyon as an Assistant Professor in 2014.

Marie-Line's research interests are at the intersection of math education and cognitive science. One of her goals is to develop a didactic and cognitive exploration of the links between reasoning and math problem-solving.



Justine Epinat-Duclos

Justine is tenured research assistant at the CNRS. She is in charge of participants' recruitment, administration of behavioral assessments, and overall management of the lab. She also helps with data processing and provides support to graduate students for MRI experiments.

Jessica is a neuropsychologist involved in behavioral assessments. She also provides support to graduate students for MRI experiments.


Jessica Leone



Romain Mathieu

Romain is a PhD student at the University of Lyon 1 and at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He is interested in the role of spatial processes in simple arithmetic in adults and typically-developing children. Romain uses both behavioral and neuroimaging methods to explore that question.

Flora is a PhD student at the University of Lyon 1. Her research focuses on the neural bases of logical reasoning, which she investigates in both typically-developing and learning-disabled children.


Philippine Courtier

Philippine is a PhD student at the University of Lyon 1. She is interested in Montessori education and its impact on cognitive development in preschoolers.

Violette is a Master student at the University of Lyon 1. She studies the neuranatomical correlates of math skills in children.


Violette Gautheret