Yves Paulignan

Senior Scientist

Yves Paulignan is a neuroscientist and specialist of movement analysis at the Laboratory for Language, Cognition and the Brain at the Institute for Cognitive Science (CNRS-University Lyon 1) in Bron, France.

By manipulating object position and size, his initial work contributed to the understanding of how prehension movement is organized. Following a post-doc in the lab of Pr. Rizzolatti in Parma and in the lab of Pr. Viviani in Geneva, he then demonstrated the important role of the “opposition axis” for object grasping. In 1999 Yves Paulignan joined the team of Driss Boussaoud at the Institut des Sciences Cognitives in Lyon to apply fine-grained movement analysis to monkeys.

Together with James Kilner, Yves Paulignan demonstrated the perturbing effect of observing other’s movement on one’s own actions. He then developed with Tatjana Nazir the idea of functional links between action, perception and language. His innovative application of fine-grained movement analysis during language processing led to important insights into the nature of shared network between language and action.

The main actual project of Yves Paulignan is the neural basis of nonverbal communication (see face-to-face interaction project). The aim is to decode through cooperative gestures the basic mechanisms of social interaction.

Yves Paulignan is one of the scientific directors of the CognitoScope and is the person in charge for the legal aspects of the experiment rooms.

Yves Paulignan is member of the Comité de Protection des Personnes (Ethical committee) since 2000.

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Publications:

  • Aravena, P., Courson M., Frak V., Cheylus A., Paulignan Y., Deprez V., et al. (2014).  Action relevance in linguistic context drives word-induced motor activity.. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8(163), 

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  • Allami, N., Brovelli A., Hamzaoui E. Mehdi, Regragui F., Paulignan Y., & Boussaoud D. (2014).  Neurophysiological correlates of visuo-motor learning through mental and physical practice. Neuropsychologia. 55,

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  • Nazir, T. A., Boulenger V., Roy A., Silber B., Jeannerod M., & Paulignan Y. (2008).  Language-induced motor perturbations during the execution of a reaching movement.. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 61(6), 

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  • Kilner, J.. M., Paulignan Y.., & Blakemore S.. J. (2003).  An interference effect of observed biological movement on action.. Current Biology. 13(6), 

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  • Roy, A.. C., Paulignan Y.., Farnè A.., Jouffrais C.., & Boussaoud D.. (2000).  Hand kinematics during reaching and grasping in the macaque monkey.. Behavioural Brain Research. 117(1-2), 

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  • Desmurget, M.., Prablanc C.., Arzi M.., Rossetti Y.., Paulignan Y.., & Urquizar C.. (1996).  Integrated control of hand transport and orientation during prehension movements.. Experimental Brain Research. 110(2), 

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  • Desmurget, M.., Prablanc C.., Rossetti Y.., Arzi M.., Paulignan Y.., Urquizar C.., et al. (1995).  Postural and synergic control for three-dimensional movements of reaching and grasping.. Journal of Neurophysiology. 74(2), 

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  • Castiello, U.., Bennett K.. M., & Paulignan Y.. (1992).  Does the type of prehension influence the kinematics of reaching?. Behavioural Brain Research. 50(1-2), 

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  • Paulignan, Y.., Dufossé M.., Hugon M.., & Massion J.. (1989).  Acquisition of co-ordination between posture and movement in a bimanual task.. Experimental Brain Research. 77(2), 

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  • Ménoret, M., Curie A., Portes V. Des, Nazir T. A., & Paulignan Y. (2013).  Simultaneous action execution and observation optimise grasping actions.. Experimental Brain Research. 227(3), 407-419.

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