Nicolas Poirel

Ph.D, HDR

Full professor

Paris Cité University and IUF

Nicolas Poirel have a permanent position of Professor in developmental psychology at Paris University. He uses experimental psychology and brain imaging techniques to study the cognitive development, from children to adulthood.

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PUBLICATIONS

Poirel, N. (2022). Télévision et troubles cognitifs du jeune enfant : la réponse à quatre questions clés. InMind, 2022(2).

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Salaün, J. P., Poirel, N., Dahmani, S., Chagnot, A., Gakuba, C., Ali, C., Gérard , J. L., Hanouz, J. L., Orliaguet, G., & Vivien, D. (2021). Preventing the long-term effects of general anesthesia on the developing brain: how translational research can contribute. Neuroscience, 461, 172-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2021.02.029

Bouhassoun, S.*, Poirel, N.*, Hamlin, N., & Doucet, G. (2022). The forest, the trees, and the leaves across adulthood: Age-related changes on a visual search task containing three-level hierarchical stimuli. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-021-02438-3

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Bouhassoun, S., Gerlach, C., Borst, G., & Poirel, N. (2022). Framing the area: An efficient approach for avoiding visual interference and optimizing visual search in adolescents. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/17470218211065011

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Agogué, M., Kazakçi, A., Hatchuel, A., Le Masson, P., Weil, B., Poirel, N., Cassotti, M. (2014). The impact of type of examples on originality: Explaining fixation and stimulation effects. The Journal of Creative Behavior, 48, 1-12.

Agogué, M., Poirel, N., Pineau, A., Houdé, O., Cassotti, M. (2014). The impact of age and training on creativity: a design-theory approach to study fixation effects. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 11, 33-41.

Aïte, A*., Cassotti, M*., Rossi, S., Poirel, N., Lubin, A., Houdé, O., Moutier, S. (2012). Is human decision-making under ambiguity guided by loss frequency regardless of the costs? A developmental study using the Soochow Gambling Task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 113, 286-294.

Beaucousin, V., Cassotti, M., Simon, G., Pineau, A., Kostova, M., Houdé, O., Poirel, N. (2011). ERP evidence of a meaningfulness impact on visual global/local processing: When meaning captures attention. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1258-1266.

Beaucousin, V., Simon, G., Cassotti, M., Pineau, A., Houdé, O., Poirel, N. (2013). Global interference during early visual processing: ERP evidence from a rapid global/local selective task. Frontiers in psychology, 4, 539. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00539

Borst, G., Poirel, N., Pineau, A., Cassotti, M., Houdé, O. (2012). Inhibitory control in number-conservation and class-inclusion tasks: A neo-Piagetian inter-tasks priming study. Cognitive Development, 27, 283-298.

Borst, G., Poirel, N., Pineau, A., Cassotti, M., Houdé, O. (2013). Inhibitory control efficiency in a Piaget-like class-inclusion task in school-age children and adults: A developmental negative priming study. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1366-1374.

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.

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.

Cassotti, M., Habib, M., Poirel, N., Aïte, A., Houdé, O., Moutier, S. (2012). Positive emotional context eliminates the framing effect in decision-making. Emotion, 12, 926-931.

Cassotti, M., Aïte, A., Osmont, A., Houdé, O., Borst, G. (2014). What have we learned about the processes involved in the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) from developmental studies? Frontiers in Psychology, section Decision Neuroscience, 5, 915. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00915

Cassotti, M., Camarda, A., Poirel, N., Houdé, O., Agogué, M. (2016). Fixation effect in creative ideas generation: Opposite impacts of example in children and adults. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 19, 146-152.

Datin-Dorrière, V., Borst, G., Guillois, B., Cachia, A., Poirel, N. (2020). The forest, the trees, and the leaves in preterm children: The impact of prematurity on a visual search task containing three-level hierarchical stimuli. European Child Adolescent Psychiatry, 30, 253–260. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-020-01510-x

Delalande, L., Moyon, M., Tissier, C., Dorrière, V., Guillois, B., Mevel, K., Charron, S., Salvia, E., Poirel, N., Vidal, J ., Lion, S., Oppenheim, C., Houdé, O., Cachia, A., Borst, G. (2019). Complex and subtle structural changes in prefrontal cortex induced by inhibitory control training from childhood to adolescence. Developmental Science, Article e12898.

Gerlach, C., Poirel, N. (2018). Navon’s classical paradigm concerning local and global processing relates systematically to visual object classification performance. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 324.

Gerlach, C. Poirel, N. (2020). Who's got the global advantage? Visual field differences in processing of global and local shape. Cognition, 195, 104131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104131

Guibé, M., Poirel, N., Houdé, O., Dickel, L. (2012). Food imprinting and visual generalization in embryos and newly hatched cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis). Animal Behaviour, 84, 213-217.

Habib, M., Borst, G., Poirel, N., Houdé, O., Moutier, S., Cassotti, M. (2015). Socio-emotional context and adolescents’ decision making: The experience of regret and relief after social comparison. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25, 81-91.

Houdé, O., Pineau, A., Leroux, G., Poirel, N., Perchey, G., Lanoë, C., Lubin, A., Turbelin, M.-R., Rossi, S., Simon, G., Delcroix, N., Lamberton, F., Vigneau, M., Wisniewski, G., Vicet, J.-R., Mazoyer, B. (2011). Functional MRI study of Piaget's conservation-of-number task in preschool and school-age children: A neo-Piagetian approach. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 110, 332-346.

Krakowski, C.-S., Borst, G., Pineau, A., Houdé, O., Poirel, N. (2015). You can detect the trees as well as the forest when adding the leaves: Evidence from visual search tasks containing three-level hierarchical stimuli. Acta Psychologica, 157, 131-143.

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000138

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. 

Leroux, E., Poirel, N., Dollfus, S. (2020). Anatomical Connectivity of the Visuospatial Attentional Network in Schizophrenia : a Diffusion Tensor Imaging tractography Study. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 32(3), 266-273. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.neuropsych.19040101

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Lubin, A., Poirel, N., Rossi, S., Pineau, A., Houdé, O. (2009). Math in actions: Actor mode reveals the true arithmetic abilities of French-speaking two-year-olds in a magic task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 103, 376-385.

Lubin, A., Poirel, N., Rossi, S., Lanoë, C., Pineau, A., Houdé, O. (2010). Pedagogical effect of action on arithmetic performances in Wynn-like tasks solved by 2-year-olds. Experimental Psychology, 57, 405-411.

Lubin, A., Rossi, S., Simon, G., Lanoë, C., Leroux, G., Poirel, N., Pineau, A., Houdé, O. (2013). Numerical transcoding proficiency in 10-year-old schoolchildren is associated with grey-matter interindividual differences: A voxel-based morphometry study. Frontiers in Educational Psychology, 4, 197. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00197.

Lubin, A., Rossi, S., Poirel, N., Lanoë, C., Pineau, A., Houdé, O. (2015). The role of self-action in 2-year-old children: An illustration of the arithmetical inversion principle before formal schooling. Child Development Research, 2015(Article ID 879258), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/879258

Mevel, K., Poirel, N., Rossi, S., Cassotti, M., Simon, G., Houdé, O., De Neys, W. (2015). Bias detection: Response confidence evidence for conflict sensitivity in the ratio bias task. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 27, 227-237.

Mevel, K., Borst, G., Poirel, N., Simon, G., Orliac, F., Etard, O., Houdé, O., De Neys, W. (2019). Developmental frontal brain activation differences in overcoming heuristic bias. Cortex, 117, 111-121.

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//doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10060329

Poirel, N., Pineau, A., Mellet, E. (2006). Implicit identification of irrelevant local objects interacts with global/local processing of hierarchical stimuli. Acta Psychologica, 122(3), 321-336.

Poirel, N., Mellet, E., Houdé, O., Pineau, A. (2008). First came the trees, then the forest: Developmental changes during childhood in the processing of visual local-global patterns according to the meaningfulness of the stimuli. Developmental Psychology, 44, 245-253.

Poirel, N., Pineau, A., Jobard, G., Mellet, E. (2008). Seeing the Forest Before the Trees Depends on Individual Field- Dependency Characteristics. Experimental Psychology, 55(5), 328-333.

Poirel, N., Pineau, A., Mellet, E. (2008). What does the nature of the stimuli tell us about the Global Precedence Effect? Acta Psychologica, 127(1), 1-11

Poirel, N., Brazo, P., Turbelin, M.-R., Lecardeur, L., Simon, G., Houdé, O., Pineau, A., Dollfus, S. (2010). Meaningfulness and global-local processing in schizophrenia. Neuropsychologia, 48, 3062-3068.

Poirel, N., Simon, G., Cassotti, M., Leroux, G., Perchey, G., Lanoë, C., Lubin, A., Turbelin, M.-R., Rossi, S., Pineau, A., Houdé, O. (2011). The shift from local to global visual processing in 6-year-old children is associated with grey matter loss. PLoS ONE, 6(6), e20879. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020879

Poirel, N., Vidal, M., Pineau, A., Lanoë, C., Leroux, G., Lubin, A., Turbelin, M.-R., Berthoz, A., Houdé, O. (2011). Evidence of different developmental trajectories for length estimation according to egocentric and allocentric viewpoints in children and adults. Experimental Psychology, 58, 142-146.

Poirel, N., Cassotti, M., Beaucousin, V., Pineau, A., Houdé, O. (2012). Pleasant emotional induction broadens the visual world of young children. Cognition Emotion, 26, 186-191.

Poirel, N.*, Borst, G.*, Simon, G., Rossi, S., Cassotti, M., Pineau, A., Houdé, O. (2012). Number conservation is related to children's prefrontal inhibitory control: An fMRI study of a Piagetian task. PLoS ONE, 7(7), e40802. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040802

Poirel, N., Krakowski, C.-S., Sayah, S., Pineau, A., Houdé, O., Borst, G. (2014). Do you want to see the tree? Ignore the forest. Inhibitory control during local processing: A negative priming study of local-global processing. Experimental Psychology, 61, 205-214.

Poirel, N., Leroux, E., Pineau, A., Houdé, O., Simon, G. (2014). Changes in cortical thickness in 6-year-old children open their mind to a global vision of the world. BioMed Research International, 2014, 362349. doi: 10.1155/2014/362349

Rossi, S., Lubin, A., Simon, G., Lanoë, C., Poirel, N., Cachia, A., Pineau, A., Houdé, O. (2013). Structural brain correlates of executive engagement in working memory: Children's inter individual differences are reflected in the anterior insular cortex. Neuropsychologia, 51, 1145-1150.

Rossi, S., Lanoë, C., Poirel, N., Pineau, A., Houdé, O., Lubin, A. (2015). When I met my brain: Participating in a neuroimaging study influences children's naïve mind-brain conceptions. Trends in Neuroscience and Education. doi:10.1016/j.tine.2015.07.001.

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/npe0000112

Simon, G., Lanoë, C., Poirel, N., Rossi, S., Lubin, A., Pineau, A., Houdé, O. (2013). Dynamics of the anatomical changes that occur in the brains of schoolchildren as they learn to read. PLoS ONE, 8(12), e81789. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081789.

Tissier, C. Linzarini, A., Allaire-Duquette, G., Mevel, K., Poirel, N., Dolfus, S., Etard, O., Orliac, F., Peyrin, C., Charron, S., Raznahan, A., Houdé, O., Borst, G.*, Cachia, A.* (2018). Sulcal polymorphisms of the IFG and ACC contribute to inhibitory control variability in children and adult. eNeuro, 5(1), ENEURO.0197-17.2018, 1 – 14.