Prany Wantzen

Post-doc

University of Paris

After obtaining a Master's degree in Neuroscience at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in 2015, Prany completed her Ph.D. at the Neuropsychology and Imaging of Human Memory laboratory in Caen in 2019 under the supervision of Francis Eustache and Bérengère Guillery-Girard. Her Ph.D. work explored autobiographical memory (ABM) in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, with an experimental approach and the implementation of cognitive remediation focused on this memory. She also studied the resting-state brain function in electroencephalography (EEG) of adolescents with autism, using a source localization and functional connectivity approach.

After her Ph.D., Prany joined the LaPsyDÉ, where she continued her exploration of ABM by focusing on the capacities of self-projection through time (ABM of the past and ABM directed towards the future) and self-projection towards others (theory of mind). In parallel, she is working with Mathieu Cassotti on the ANR project APPrentissage, LEAdership et Créativité to better understand the brain mechanisms involved in generating creative ideas through an EEG approach.

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PUBLICATIONS

Wantzen, P., Boursette, A., Zante, E., Mioche, J., Guénolé, F., Eustache, F., Baleyte, JM., Guillery-Girard, B. (2021) Autobiographical memory and social identity in ASD: social positioning and cognitive intervention. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.64176

Desaunay, P., Clochon, P., Doidy, F., Lambrechts, A., Wantzen, P., Wallois, F., Mahmoudzadeh, M., Guile, J.-M., Guénolé, F., Baleyte, J.-M., Eustache, F., Bowler, D. M., & Guillery-Girard, B. (2020). Exploring the Event-Related Potentials’ Time Course of Associative Recognition in Autism. Autism Research, 13(11), 1998-2016.  https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.2384

Anger, M.*, Wantzen, P.*, Le Vaillant, J., Malvy, J., Bon, L., Guénolé, F., Moussaoui, E., Barthelemy, C., Bonnet-Brilhault, F., Eustache, F., Baleyte, J.-M., & Guillery-Girard, B. (2019). Positive Effect of Visual Cuing in Episodic Memory and Episodic Future Thinking in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1513. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01513

Wantzen, P., Anger, M., Guénolé, F., Desgranges, B., Eustache, F., & Guillery-Girard, B. (2018). La mémoire autobiographique chez les enfants avec trouble du spectre de l’autisme : développement et pistes de prise en charge. In Neuropsychologie et remédiations des troubles du spectre de l’autisme : Enfants d’âge scolaire, adolescents et adultes (pp. 235–272). Louvain-la-Neuve : De Boeck Superieur.

Wantzen, P., Anger, M., Eustache, F., & Guillery-Girard, B. (2017). La mémoire autobiographique dans l’autisme : De l’enfant à l’âge adulte, Autobiographical memory in autism: from childhood to adulthood. Revue de neuropsychologie, neurosciences cognitives et cliniques, 8(4), 269–276.

Sperduti, M., Arcangeli, M., Makowski, D., Wantzen, P., Zalla, T., Lemaire, S., … Piolino, P. (2016). The paradox of fiction: Emotional response toward fiction and the modulatory role of self-relevance. Acta Psychologica, 165, 53–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.02.003

Sperduti, M., Makowski, D., Arcangeli, M., Wantzen, P., Zalla, T., Lemaire, S., … Piolino, P. (2016). The distinctive role of executive functions in implicit emotion regulation. Acta Psychologica, 173, 13–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.12.001