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Émilie Salvia


Associate professor

Paris Cité University

Émilie Salvia is an Associate Professor in developmental cognitive neuroscience at the Paris University. Her PhD, obtained in 2012 at Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, tested the influence of emotion on decision-making processes. Then, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology (Glasgow University) on the cerebral bases underlying the ability of humans’ listeners to perceive emotions in voice. From 2014 to 2016, she moved as a postdoctoral fellow at the Cognitive Neuroscience lab (Aix-Marseille University) and worked on the influence of social perception (e.g., faces) on action control (i.e., inhibition) and its evolution during the development. Her work is now conducted in the field of cognitive neuroscience of education (ii) to better understand the neurodevelopmental bases of cognitive control, particularly inhibitory control, in school age children and adolescents; (ii) to study the degree of specificity of inhibitory control during the development and (iii) to test the role of emotions on decision-making and academic learning, especially at adolescence.


Rezende, G., Le Stanc, L., Menu, I., Cassotti, M., Aïte, A., Salvia, E., Houdé, O., Borst, G.*, & Cachia, A.* (2023). Differential effects of mindfulness meditation and cognitive training on cool and hot inhibitory control in children and adolescents. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 235. 


Omont-Lescieux, S., Menu, I., Salvia, E., Poirel, N., Oppenheim, C.,  Houdé, O., Cachia, A., & Borst, G. (2023). Lateralization of the  cerebral network of inhibition in children before and after cognitive  training. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 63, 101293.


Salvia, E., Aïte, A., Vidal, J., & Borst, G. (2021). Hot and cool response inhibition abilities develop linearly from late childhood to young adulthood. Cognitive Development58, 101039.


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.* (2020). Complex and subtle structural changes in prefrontal cortex induced by inhibitory control training from childhood to adolescence. Developmental Science, 23(4), e12898.

Salvia, E., Mevel, K., Borst, G., Poirel, N., Simon, G., Orliac, F., Etard, O., Hopfensitz, A., Houdé, O., Bonnefon, J.-F., & De Neys, W. (2020). Age-related neural correlates of facial trustworthiness detection during economic interaction. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 13(1), 19–33.


Salvia, E., Harvey, M., Nazarian, B., Grosbras, M. H. (2020). Social perception drives eye-movement related brain activity: Evidence from pro-and anti-saccades to faces. Neuropsychologia, 139, 107360.


Salvia, E., Tissier, C., Charron, S., Herent, P., Vidal, J., Lion, S., Cassotti, M., Oppenheim, C., Houdé, O.*, Borst, G.*, & Cachia, A.* (2019). The local properties of bold signal fluctuations at rest monitor inhibitory control training in adolescents. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 38, 100664.


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


Salvia, E., Champely, S., Petit, C., Chomette, R., Collet, C. (2016). Effects of Age and Task Load on Drivers’ Response Accuracy and Reaction Time When Responding to Traffic Lights. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8, 169.

Cignetti, F., Salvia, E., Anton, J.L., Grosbras, M.H., Assaiante, C. (2016). Pros and Cons of Using the Informed Basis Set to Account for Hemodynamic Response Variability with Developmental Data. Brain Imaging Methods, 10, 322.

Salvia, E., Suess, M., Tivadar, R., Harkness, S., Grosbras, M.H. (2016). Mirror Neurons System Engagement in Late Adolescents and Adults While Viewing Emotional Gestures. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1099.

Salvia, E., Delpuech, C., Daligault, S., Martin, R., Collet, C. (2015). Mental strain while driving on a driving-simulator : potential effect on central and autonomic responses. International Journal of Ergonomics, 5, 26-43.

Salvia, E., Bestelmeyer, P., Kotz, S.A., Rousselet, G., Pernet, C., Gross, J., Belin, P. (2014). Single-subject analyses of magnetoencephalographic evoked responses to the acoustic properties of affective non-verbal vocalizations. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8, 422.

Collet, C., Salvia, E., Petit, C., (2014). Measuring workload with electrodermal activity during common braking actions. Ergonomics, 57, 886-896.

Salvia, E., Guillot, A., Collet, C. (2013). The effect of mental arithmetic strain on behavioral and physiological responses. Journal of Psychophysiology, 27, 173-184.

Salvia, E., Guillot, A., Collet, C. (2012). Autonomic nervous system correlates to readiness state and negative outcome during visual discrimination tasks. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 84, 211-218.

Salvia, E., Delpuech, C., Daligault, S., Guillot, A., Martin, R., Collet, C. (2012). Impact of stressful conditions on central and autonomic nervous system responses while driving on a driving simulator. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 5, 403.

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