Paris Cité University
Maria completed a master's degree in Neuropsychology at Paris Cité University, where she trained in both child and adult neuropsychology. Her prior research work focused on the study of higher-order cognitive processes, in particular executive control, across different contexts. She contributed to a study investigating executive functioning from a developmental and cultural perspective, as part of the FÉE project - Child Executive Functions - of the Universities of Angers and Savoie Mont Blanc. She also studied, from a cultural perspective, executive functioning in children with ADHD. During her master’s degree, she completed an internship under the supervision of Pr. Grégoire Borst at the LaPsyDÉ, where she worked on a study investigating the existence of a cognitive conflict as well as the role of inhibitory control in solving mathematical operations in adolescents and adults.
Maria also has a strong interest in the field of education. She worked in a USAID-funded project where she was responsible for designing school-implemented activities aiming at developing cognitive and socio-emotional skills in children from low-SES backgrounds. Interested in fundamental as well as applied research, she started her PhD in October 2022 under the supervision of Pr. Grégoire Borst at the LaPsyDÉ, where she works on the ANR-funded FakeAd project, which brings together the LaPsyDÉ, Les Éditions Nathan and Ipsos. Her thesis, in close collaboration with Les Éditions Nathan, aims to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of educational interventions around media and information literacy as well as executive control, on the ability to effectively assess information and detect fake news.