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Karim N'Diaye


Postdoc in the team of Catherine Tallon-Baudry


Postal address:
Equipe Cogimage (ex-LENA CNRS UPR 640)
47 bd de l'Hôpital
F-75651 Paris cedex 13

Tel: +33 (0)1 42 16 11 60
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 86 25 37

Research topics:

  • Metacognition & the neuroeconomy of the feeling of control
  • Evolutionary cognitive neuroscience of social processes and emotions
  • Time perception & working memory of temporal magnitude


  • Behavioural experiments
  • Electroencephalography & magnetoencephalography (event-related ↦ time-frequency analyses, source reconstruction)
  • Functional MRI & PET imaging
  • Psychophysiological recordings (facial electromyography, skin-conductance, heart-rate)



ANR research grant obtained by Jean-Marc Tallon (Centre d'Économie de la Sorbonne) and Catherine Tallon-Baudry: Control, The feeling of control. A multi-disciplinary approach


10/2002 – 10/2006

PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience: Topography & Dynamics of the Cortical Neural Networks Involved in Time Perception: MEG and EEG brain imaging. At the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives et Imagerie Cérébrale, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. Supervision: V. Pouthas & L. Garnero. Mention très honorable.

09/2001 – 07/2002

Master of Science in Cognitive Science, Paris.

09/1998 – 09/2001

Master of Science in Engineering, ENSTA, Paris
Advanced Bachelor in Fundamental Physics, Université Paris 6

1996 – 1998

French Baccalauréat & post-secondary studies, majoring in science and engineering

Works in progress

Decrease of prefrontal metabolism after subthalamic stimulation in obsessive compulsive disorder: a PET study. Le Jeune Florence, Vérin Marc, Karim N'Diaye, ... , Millet Bruno for the STOC study group. In revision at Biological Psychiatry.

Securing the Self in the Brain -- How attachment style is reflected in self- and other-representations in the brain. Karim N'Diaye, Ullrich Wagner, Pascal Vritcka, David Sander, Patrik Vuilleumier. In preparation.

Guilt-specific processing in the prefrontal cortex. Ullrich Wagner, Karim N'Diaye, Thomas Ethofer, Patrik Vuilleumier. In preparation.

Assessing the functional components of temporal processing through spatiotemporal imaging of cortical activity. Karim N'Diaye, Line Garnero†, Viviane Pouthas. NeuroImage. Submitted.



Integration of gaze direction and facial expression in patients with unilateral amygdala damage. Chiara Cristinzio, Karim N'Diaye, Margitta Seeck, Patrik Vuilleumier, David Sander. Brain. 2010 Jan. 133(Pt 1):248-61.


Errors recruit both cognitive and emotional monitoring systems: Simultaneous intracranial recordings in the dorsal anterior cingulate gyrus and amygdala combined with fMRI. Gilles Pourtois, Roland Vocat, Karim N'Diaye, Laurent Spinelli, Margitta M Seeck, Patrik Vuilleumier. Neuropsychologia. 2009 Dec 21. (Article in press)


Self-relevance processing in the human amygdala: gaze direction, facial expression, and emotion intensity. Karim N'Diaye, David Sander, Patrik Vuilleumier. Emotion, December 2009, 9(6):798-806.


Spatial frequencies or emotional effects?: A systematic measure of spatial frequencies for IAPS pictures by a discrete wavelet analysis. Sylvain Delplanque, Karim N'Diaye, Klaus Scherer, Didier Grandjean. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, September 15, 2007, 165(1):144-150


Stimulation of subterritories of the subthalamic nucleus reveals its role in the integration of the emotional and motor aspects of behavior. Luc Mallet, Michael Schüpbach, Karim N'Diaye, Philippe Remy, Eric Bardinet, Virginie Czernecki, Marie-Laure Welter, Antoine Pelissolo, Merle Ruberg, Yves Agid, Jérôme Yelnik. PNAS, June 19, 2007, 104(25):10661-1066 [supplementary info]


Coherent neural representation of hand speed in humans revealed by MEG imaging. Karim Jerbi, Jean-Philippe Lachaux, Karim N'Diaye, Dimitrios Pantazis, Richard M. Leahy, Line Garnero, Sylvain Baillet. PNAS, May 1, 2007, 104(18):7676-7681


When eye creates the contact! ERP evidence for early dissociation between direct and averted gaze motion processing. Laurence Conty, Karim N'Diaye, Charles Tijus, Nathalie George. Neuropsychologia, Volume 45, Issue 13, 2007, Pages 3024-3037


Imaging brain synchrony at high spatiotemporal resolution: application to MEG signals during absence seizures. Frédérique Amor, David Rudrauf, Vincent Navarro, Karim N'Diaye, Line Garnero, Jacques Martinerie, Michel Le Van Quyen. Signal Processing Journal, 85(11): 2101-2111


Un modèle neurobiologique de la perception et de l'estimation du temps (A neurobiological model for timing and time perception). Warren Meck & Karim N'Diaye. Psychologie Française, 50(1): 47-63


What is common to brain activity evoked by the perception of visual and auditory filled durations? A study with MEG and EEG co-recordings. Karim N'Diaye, Richard Ragot, Line Garnero, Viviane Pouthas. Cognitive Brain Research, 21(2): 20-268





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