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Neural basis of communication

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  • Arias P., Belin P., and Aucouturier J.-J. (2018). Auditory smiles trigger unconscious facial imitation. Current Biology.

  • Belin P., Bodin C., and Aglieri V. (2018). A “voice patch” system in the primate brain for processing vocal information? Hearing Research.

  • Kotwas I., McGonigal A., Khalfa S., Bastien-Toniazzo M., Bartolomei F., and Micoulaud-Franchi J.-A. (2018). A case-control study of skin conductance biofeedback on seizure frequency and emotion regulation in drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 123: 103-110.

  • Ponsot E., Burred J.J., Belin P., and Aucouturier J.-J. (2018). Cracking the social code of speech prosody using reverse correlation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115: 3972-3977.


  • Agus T.R., Paquette S., Suied C., Pressnitzer D., and Belin P. (2017). Voice selectivity in the temporal voice area despite matched low-level acoustic cues. Scientific Reports, 7.

  • Belin P., Boehme B., and McAleer P. (2017). The sound of trustworthiness: Acoustic-based modulation of perceived voice personality. PLOS ONE, 12: e0185651.

  • Bestelmeyer P.E.G., Kotz S.A., and Belin P. (2017). Effects of emotional valence and arousal on the voice perception network. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12: 1351-1358.

  • Bodin C., Takerkart S., Belin P., and Coulon O. (2017). Anatomo-functional correspondence in the superior temporal sulcus. Brain Structure and Function.

  • Boukezzi S., El Khoury-Malhame M., Auzias G., Reynaud E., Rousseau P.-F., Richard E., Zendjidjian X., Roques J., Castelli N., Correard N., Guyon V., Gellato C., Samuelian J.-C., Cancel A., Comte M., Latinus M., Guedj E., and Khalfa S. (2017). Grey matter density changes of structures involved in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after recovery following Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 266: 146-152.

  • Boukezzi S., Silva C., Nazarian B., Rousseau P.-F., Guedj E., Valenzuela-Moguillansky C., and Khalfa S. (2017). Bilateral Alternating Auditory Stimulations Facilitate Fear Extinction and Retrieval. Frontiers in Psychology, 8.

  • Chaminade T. (2017). An experimental approach to study the physiology of natural social interactions. Interaction Studies, 18: 254-275.

  • El Khoury-Malhame M., Reynaud E., Beetz E.M., and Khalfa S. (2017). Restoration of emotional control ability in PTSD following symptom amelioration by EMDR therapy. European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 1: 73-79.

  • Giordano B.L., Ince R.A.A., Gross J., Schyns P.G., Panzeri S., and Kayser C. (2017). Contributions of local speech encoding and functional connectivity to audio-visual speech perception. eLife, 6.

  • Pattamadilok C., Chanoine V., Pallier C., Anton J.-L., Nazarian B., Belin P., and Ziegler J.C. (2017). Automaticity of phonological and semantic processing during visual word recognition. NeuroImage, 149: 244-255.

  • Wolfe F.H., Deruelle C., and Chaminade T. (2017). Are friends really the family we choose? Local variations of hypothalamus activity when viewing personally known faces. Social Neuroscience, 1-12.

  • Zäske R., Awwad Shiekh Hasan B., and Belin P. (2017). It doesn't matter what you say: FMRI correlates of voice learning and recognition independent of speech content. Cortex, 94: 100-112.


  • Awwad Shiekh Hasan B., Valdes-Sosa M., Gross J., and Belin P. (2016). “Hearing faces and seeing voices”: Amodal coding of person identity in the human brain. Scientific Reports, 6.

  • Barone P., Chambaudie L., Strelnikov K., Fraysse B., Marx M., Belin P., and Deguine O. (2016). Crossmodal interactions during non-linguistic auditory processing in cochlear-implanted deaf patients. Cortex, 83: 259-270.

  • Comte M., Schön D., Coull J.T., Reynaud E., Khalfa S., Belzeaux R., Ibrahim E.C., Guedj E., Blin O., Weinberger D.R., and Fakra E. (2016). Dissociating Bottom-Up and Top-Down Mechanisms in the Cortico-Limbic System during Emotion Processing. Cerebral Cortex, 26: 144-155.

  • Frühholz S., van der Zwaag W., Saenz M., Belin P., Schobert A.-K., Vuilleumier P., and Grandjean D. (2016). Neural decoding of discriminative auditory object features depends on their socio-affective valence. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11: 1638-1649.

  • Tsantani M.S., Belin P., Paterson H.M., and McAleer P. (2016). Low Vocal Pitch Preference Drives First Impressions Irrespective of Context in Male Voices but Not in Female Voices. Perception, 45: 946-963.

  • Wurtz H., El-Khoury-Malhame M., Wilhelm F.H., Michael T., Beetz E.M., Roques J., Reynaud E., Courtin J., Khalfa S., and Herry C. (2016). Preventing long-lasting fear recovery using bilateral alternating sensory stimulation: A translational study. Neuroscience, 321: 222-235.

  • Wykowska A., Chaminade T., and Cheng G. (2016). Embodied artificial agents for understanding human social cognition. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371: 20150375.


  • Bestelmeyer P.E.G., Belin P., and Ladd D.R. (2015). A Neural Marker for Social Bias Toward In-group Accents. Cerebral Cortex, 25: 3953-3961.

  • Cancel A., Comte M., Truillet R., Boukezzi S., Rousseau P.-F., Zendjidjian X.Y., Sage T., Lazerges P.-E., Guedj E., Khalfa S., Azorin J.-M., Blin O., and Fakra E. (2015). Childhood neglect predicts disorganization in schizophrenia through grey matter decrease in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 132: 244-256.

  • Pernet C.R., McAleer P., Latinus M., Gorgolewski K.J., Charest I., Bestelmeyer P.E.G., Watson R.H., Fleming D., Crabbe F., Valdes-Sosa M., and Belin P. (2015). The human voice areas: Spatial organization and inter-individual variability in temporal and extra-temporal cortices. NeuroImage, 119: 164-174.

  • Reynaud E., Guedj E., Trousselard M., El Khoury-Malhame M., Zendjidjian X., Fakra E., Souville M., Nazarian B., Blin O., Canini F., and Khalfa S. (2015). Acute stress disorder modifies cerebral activity of amygdala and prefrontal cortex. Cognitive Neuroscience, 6: 39-43.

  • Sammler D., Grosbras M.-H., Anwander A., Bestelmeyer P. E.G., and Belin P. (2015). Dorsal and Ventral Pathways for Prosody. Current Biology, 25: 3079-3085.


  • Ahrens M.-M., Awwad Shiekh Hasan B., Giordano B.L., and Belin P. (2014). Gender differences in the temporal voice areas. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8.

  • Bestelmeyer P.E.G., Maurage P., Rouger J., Latinus M., and Belin P. (2014). Adaptation to vocal expressions reveals multistep perception of auditory emotion. The Journal of Neuroscience: The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 34: 8098-8105.

  • Fleming D., Giordano B.L., Caldara R., and Belin P. (2014). A language-familiarity effect for speaker discrimination without comprehension. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111: 13795-13798.

  • Giordano B.L., Pernet C., Charest I., Belizaire G., Zatorre R.J., and Belin P. (2014). Automatic domain-general processing of sound source identity in the left posterior middle frontal gyrus. Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior, 58: 170-185.

  • McAleer P., Todorov A., and Belin P. (2014). How do you say 'hello'? Personality impressions from brief novel voices. PloS One, 9.

  • Takerkart S., Auzias G., Thirion B., and Ralaivola L. (2014). Graph-Based Inter-Subject Pattern Analysis of fMRI Data. PLoS ONE, 9.

  • Watson R., Latinus M., Charest I., Crabbe F., and Belin P. (2014). People-selectivity, audiovisual integration and heteromodality in the superior temporal sulcus. Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior, 50: 125-136.

  • Watson R., Latinus M., Noguchi T., Garrod O., Crabbe F., and Belin P. (2014). Crossmodal adaptation in right posterior superior temporal sulcus during face-voice emotional integration. The Journal of Neuroscience: The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 34: 6813-6821.


  • Koeda M., Belin P., Hama T., Masuda T., Matsuura M., and Okubo Y. (2013). Cross-Cultural Differences in the Processing of Non-Verbal Affective Vocalizations by Japanese and Canadian Listeners. Frontiers in Psychology, 4.

  • Latinus M., McAleer P., Bestelmeyer P. E.G., and Belin P. (2013). Norm-Based Coding of Voice Identity in Human Auditory Cortex. Current Biology, 23: 1075-1080.

  • Massida Z., Marx M., Belin P., James C., Fraysse B., Barone P., and Deguine O. (2013). Gender Categorization in Cochlear Implant Users. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56: 1389-1401.

  • Maurage P., Bestelmeyer P.E.G., Rouger J., Charest I., and Belin P. (2013). Binge drinking influences the cerebral processing of vocal affective bursts in young adults. NeuroImage: Clinical, 3: 218-225.

  • Paquette S., Peretz I., and Belin P. (2013). The “Musical Emotional Bursts”: a validated set of musical affect bursts to investigate auditory affective processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 4.

  • Petkov C. I. and Belin P. (2013). Silent Reading: Does the Brain ‘Hear’ Both Speech and Voices? Current Biology, 23: R155-R156.

  • Reynaud E., Guedj E., Souville M., Trousselard M., Zendjidjian X., El Khoury-Malhame M., Fakra E., Nazarian B., Blin O., Canini F., and Khalfa S. (2013). Relationship between emotional experience and resilience: An fMRI study in fire-fighters. Neuropsychologia, 51: 845-849.

  • Watson R., Latinus M., Noguchi T., Garrod O., Crabbe F., and Belin P. (2013). Dissociating task difficulty from incongruence in face-voice emotion integration. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7.

  • Yovel G. and Belin P. (2013). A unified coding strategy for processing faces and voices. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17: 263-271.


  • Giordano B.L., McAdams S., Zatorre R.J., Kriegeskorte N., and Belin P. (2012). Abstract Encoding of Auditory Objects in Cortical Activity Patterns. Cerebral Cortex, 23: 2025-2037.
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