Brown Bag du 13/11/17 à 11h30 Quentin Moreau

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From Body Perception to Non-verbal Social Interaction

My research activity focuses on the biological underpinnings of body perception and social interaction.  During my first two years of PhD, I tried to extend the understanding of body visual perception by describing a specific Theta rhythm (4-7 Hz) modulation over Occipito-Temporal cortex (OTC) for socially relevant body effectors such as hands and arms, but not for full bodies. Specific EEG activity for hands and arms suggests a specific pathway to quickly understand and predict the outcome of others’ actions, in order to interact with them. Through a joint-grasping task, we also found a later Theta increase over OTC. Therefore, my results highlight the recruitment of OTC in body perception and action understanding.