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Last update: 19/06/2023


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I am preparing a Ph.D. in cognitive science at NeuroSpin lab, under the supervision of Pr. Stanislas Dehaene. I studied Computer Science at the École Normale Supérieure de Rennes, France, before studying Cognitive Science at the CogMaster (ENS-PSL).

My Ph.D is focused on how our brain learns and processes fractions. To better understand these processes, we are using tools from psychology, linguistics, computer science and neurology. In particular, we have developped a graduated number-line test, available here as a PDF tool.

More broadly, I find interest in the phylogenic and ontogenetic origine of language, especially through "Language of Thought" models.
Besides cognition, I also take interest in history and game design (which involve cognition to some degree), and like sharing knowledge on these topics. To vulgarise history, I take part in historical reenactment with the 16e Régiment d'Infanterie Légère. I also work voluntarily as a programmer for the open-source science-based video game Thrive , in which the player competes against evolution to thrive as the very first forms of life.

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Terminated works

Signatures of a "Language of Thought" and its cross-modal integration

Comparing biases in humans and neural networks

Optimal Transportation for combined EEG-MRI signal denoising

Automatical transcription of the syntax of canary songs

Some hobbies of mine

Ballroom dancing
Historical Grand Strategy


For any question you might have, don't hesitate to approach me.