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Simon Faghel-Soubeyrand


Newton International Fellow

Memory & Sleep lab

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow affiliated with the Memory & Sleep Lab (PI Bernhard Staresina). My work is funded by a Newton International Fellowship from The Royal Society.


My research focuses on understanding how the specific content of our perception and experiences guides our behaviour, with a specific focus on visual recognition and episodic memory. I am interested in characterising how our internal representations (e.g. visual information about object/faces) are supported by our brain, how idiosyncrasies in behaviour (e.g. memorisation ability across individuals) affect these representations, and in understanding how the specific content our mind represents (e.g. visual or concept-like information from an every-day scene at the office) is transformed with the learning of new memories, specifically during sleep.

To understand these processes, I use a combination of psychophysics, brain imaging techniques (electroencephalography, functional MRI, EEG-fMRI) and machine/deep learning to probe brain representations in a range of different individuals. 

During my Postdoctoral research, I will tackle questions related to the neural code of episodic memories as they are transformed during sleep.

I completed a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in cognitive neuroscience at the Université de Montréal (Montréal, Canada), where I worked with Frédéric Gosselin and Ian Charest.

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