Laboratory for the Psychology
of Child Development
Manali obtained a Bachelor degree in Psychological and Educational Sciences from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and was subsequently admitted at the École Normale Supérieure of Paris as a normalienne student, in which she completed a Master Degree in cognitive sciences (CogMaster). Moreover, she attended an additional training course in social sciences. As part of her Master's degree, she completed an internship at LaPsyDé where she investigated the role of inhibitory control in the development of theories of mind. Manali then worked, under Brent Strickland’s supervision (Institut Jean Nicod), on the automaticity of processes involved in theories of mind. Her thesis project, carried out under Pr. Grégoire Borst’s supervision and Ania Aite’s co-supervision, focuses on the impact that stereotypes and group belonging can have on the development of the capacity to inhibit a first person perspective to adopt a third person perspective.