Laboratory for the Psychology

of Child Development

and Education


Julie Vidal (PhD)

Julie joined the LaPsyDÉ as a Research Engineer in human biology in 2012 where she is in charge of the high-density EEG platform. She is involved in the programming of the experiments and the recruitment of volunteer children in Parisian schools for different projects of the lab, as well as in the training of the doctoral students in the acquisition and analysis of electrophysiological data.

Julie obtained her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Tours in 2007. Then she was a post-doctoral fellow in the Functional Neuroimaging lab directed by Margot Taylor at The Hospital for sick children (Toronto, Canada). Her research has focused on the study of multisensory integration and executive functions (inhibition and flexibility) during normal development and in autism spectrum disorders using EEG and MEG.




Orliac, F., Borst, G., Simon, G., Mevel, K., Vidal, J., Dollfus, S., Houdé, O., Peyrin, C., & Poirel, N. (2020). Cortical thickness and natural scene recognition in the child’s brain. Brain Sciences, 10(6), 329; https//


Delalande L, Moyon M, Tissier C, Dorriere V, Guillois B, Mevell K, Charron S, Salvia E, Poirel N, Vidal J, Lion S, Oppenheim C, Houdé O, Cachia A, Borst G. Complex and subtle structural changes in prefrontal cortex induced by inhibitory control training from childhood to adolescence. Dev Sci. 2019 Aug 30:e12898. doi: 10.1111/desc.12898.


Salvia E, Tissier C, Charron S, Herent P, Vidal J, Lion S, Cassotti M, Oppenheim C, Houdé O, Borst G, Cachia A. The local properties of bold signal fluctuations at rest monitor inhibitory control training in adolescents. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2019 Aug;38:100664. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2019.100664.



Bago, B., Frey, D., Vidal, J., Houdé, O., Borst, G., & De Neys, W. (2018). Fast and slow thinking: Electrophysiological evidence for early conflict sensitivity. Neuropsychologia, 117, 483-490.


Camarda, A., Salvia, E., Vidal, J., Poirel, N., Weil, B., Houdé, O., Borst, G., & Cassotti, M. (2018). Neural basis of functional fixedness during creative idea generation: an EEG study. Neuropsychologia, 118, 4-12.

Krakowski, C.-S., Borst, G., Vidal, J., Houdé, O., & Poirel, N. (2018). Children inhibit global information when the forest is dense and local information when the forest is sparse. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 173, 155-167. 


Aïte, A., Berthoz, A., Vidal, J., Roell, M., Zaoui, M., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2016).Taking a third-person perspective requires inhibitory control: Evidence from a developmental negative priming study. Child Development, 87, 1825-1840. 

Krakowski, C.-S., Poirel, N., Vidal, J., Roell, M., Pineau, A., Borst, G., & Houdé O. (2016). The forest, the trees and the leaves: Differences of processing across development. Developmental Psychology, 52, 1262-1272.


Lanoë, C., Vidal, J., Lubin, A., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2016). Inhibitory control is needed to overcome written verb inflection errors: Evidence from a developmental negative priming study. Cognitive Development, 37, 18-27.


Lubin, A., Rossi, S., Lanoë, C., Vidal, J., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2016). Expertise, inhibitory control and arithmetic word problems: A negative priming study in mathematics experts. Learning and Instruction, 45, 40-48.



Mišić, B., Doesburg, S.M., Fatima, Z., Vidal, J., Vakorin, V.A., Taylor, M.J., & McIntosh, A.R. (2015). Coordinated information generation and mental flexibility: Large-scale network disruption in children with autism. Cerebral Cortex, 25, 2815-2827.



Borst, G., Cachia, A., Vidal., J., Simon, G., Fischer, C., Pineau, A., Poirel, N., Mangin, J.-F., & Houdé, O. (2014). Folding of the anterior cingulate cortex partially explains inhibitory control during childhood: A longitudinal study. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 9, 126-135.


Cachia, A.*, Borst, G.*, Vidal, J., Fischer, C., Pineau, A., Mangin, J.-F., & Houdé, O. (2014). The shape of the anterior cingulate cortex contributes to cognitive control efficiency in preschoolers. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 96-106.

Oh, A., Vidal, J., Taylor, M.J., & Pang, E.W. (2014). Neuromagnetic correlates of intra- and extra-dimensional setshifting. Brain and Cognition, 86, 90-97.


Vara, A.S., Pang, E.W., Doyle-Thomas, K.A., Vidal, J., Taylor, M.J., & Anagnostou, E. (2014). Is inhibitory control a 'no-go' in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder? Molecular Autism, 5:6. doi:10.1186/2040-2392-5-6.


Vara, A.S., Pang, E.W., Vidal, J., Anagnostou, E., & Taylor, M.J. (2014). Neural mechanisms of inhibitory control continue to mature in adolescence. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience,10, 129-139.



Borst, G., Simon, G., Vidal, J., & Houdé, O. (2013). Inhibitory control and visuospatial reversibility in Piaget’s seminal number-conservation task: A high-density ERP study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:920. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00920.


Doesburg, S.M., Vidal, J., & Taylor, M.J. (2013). Reduced theta connectivity during set-shifting in children with autism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:785. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00785.


Lubin, A., Vidal, J., Lanoë, C., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2013). Inhibitory control is needed for the resolution of arithmetic word problems: A developmental negative priming study. Journal of Educational Psychology, 105, 3, 701-708.


Mak-Fan, K.M., Morris, D., Vidal, J., Anagnostou, E., Roberts, W., & Taylor, M.J. (2013). White matter and development in children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism, 17(5), 541-557.


Vidal, J., Mills, T., Pang, E.W., & Taylor, M.J. (2012). Response inhibition in adults and teenagers: Spatiotemporal differences in the prefrontal cortex. Brain and Cognition, 79(1), 49-59.


Dumas, J.-C., Vidal, J., & Dumas, V. (2012). Fast response liquid crystal glasses. Lighting Research & Technology, 44(4), 498-505.