Hello! I'm Damien.
I am a post-doctoral researcher working in the field of cognitive neuroscience at the Research Institute of Geneva's School of Health Sciences and the Brain and Language Lab in Geneva (FPSE, University of Geneva). I currently work both on dyslexia, and the relationships between musical interventions and aging. Methods of investigation I use are mainly behavioral testing, and anatomical/functional magnetic resonance imaging.
So far the research I conducted firstly seek to understand the anatomy of auditory cortex, its development, inter-individual variability, plasticity, and how that relates to auditory function/dysfunction, in the domains of speech perception, language and music. Main topics that I am working on are: 1- Auditory cortex anatomy and language in humans, but also in monkeys, exploring the evolution of the language system, 2- neuroanatomo-behavioral relationships in dyslexia and mechanisms behind recovery and 3- music, learning and cognitive functions decline.
Recently I have been developing a strong interest in the impact of the extensive use/training of the cognitive control system (e.g. in the case of multilingualism or musicianship) on learning, recovery and aging inter-individual variability.
NEUROIMAGING POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ON MUSIC & AGING
Research Institute of Geneva's School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Geneva
Advisor: Pr. C. James
Train the Brain with Music project : brain plasticity and cognitive benefits induced by musical practice in elderly people in Germany and Switzerland
(f)MRI design/acquisition/analyses, behavioral experiment implementation, supervision of MSc students, project and data server management
NEUROIMAGING POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ON DYSLEXIA
Brain and Language Lab, University of Geneva
Advisor: Pr. N. Golestani
2 projects : anatomo-behavioral relationships in 1.5 T MRI (N=100) and 7T quantitative MRI (N=26)
Quantitative 7T MRI acquisition, pre-processing, MRI morphometry, behavioral assessment
NEUROIMAGING POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ON MONKEY & EVOLUTION
Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive UMR7290 CNRS Aix-Marseille University
Advisor: Dr A. Meguerditchian
LangPrimate project (“Compared Cognition” team): aiming at assessing human language homolog areas in the baboon brain, and their relationships with gesture, in a comparative framework with humans
MRI acquisition/management/pre-processing, planum temporale tracing, template computation
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN POPULATION NEUROIMAGING
Groupe d'Imagerie Neurofonctionelle (GIN) UMR5296 CNRS CEA University of Bordeaux
Advisor: Pr. Tzourio-Mazoyer
A short post-doctoral stay to finish a project on structural correlates of Heschl's gyrus duplication
Vertex-wise group analyses of cortical thickness/surface area between anatomical patterns of Heschl’s gyrus (duplication/single) & manuscript writing
PHD STUDENT IN POPULATION NEUROIMAGING
GIN UMR5296 CNRS CEA University of Bordeaux
Advisor: Pr. Tzourio-Mazoyer
Project: anatomical variability of Heschl’s gyrus anatomy (duplication/single) in relation with anatomical variability of the brain, and with speech listening processing.
MRI anatomical pre-processing, MRI morphometry (ROI-, voxel- or surface-based), fMRI first- and second-level analysis, statistical analysis
MASTER STUDENT & RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN POPULATION NEUROIMAGING
GIN UMR5296 CNRS CEA University of Bordeaux
Advisor: Pr. Tzourio-Mazoyer
Pilot fMRI study, literature review on Heschl’s gyrus and language, individual delineation of Heschl’s gyrus using FreeSurfer, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation
PHD IN NEUROSCIENCE
University of Bordeaux, highest honors
Advisor: Pr. N. Tzourio-Mazoyer, Groupe d’Imagerie Neurofonctionelle UMR5296 CNRS CEA U. Bordeaux
Dissertation title: “Heschl’s gyrus anatomy and hemispheric specialization, study of the BIL&GIN database including 430 healthy volunteers”
MASTER IN NEUROSCIENCE & HEALTH IMAGING
University of Normandy Caen, rank: 1/30
Advisor: Pr. N. Tzourio-Mazoyer, GINLANG, UMR CINAPS, CEA CNRS University of Caen, Normandy
Dissertations: “Primary auditory area & Heschl’s gyrus anatomical variability, functional and behavioral relationships” & “Descriptive anatomy of Heschl’s gyrus, relationships with handedness, gender and familial sinistrality in 588 participants”
Margiotoudi K, Marie D, Claidière N, Coulon O, Roth M, Nazarian B, Lacoste R, Hopkins WD, Molesti S, Fresnais P, Anton J-L, Meguerditchian A. (2019, in press). Handedness in monkeys reflects hemispheric specialization within the central sulcus. An in vivo MRI study in right- versus left-handed baboons (Papio anubis). Cortex
Marie D, Roth M, Lacoste R, Nazarian B, Bertello A, Anton J-L, Hopkins WD, Margiotoudi K, Love SA, Meguerditchian A (2017) Asymmetry of the Planum Temporale in a Nonhominid Primate: Redefining the Origin of Brain Specialization for Language. Cerebral Cortex:1-8. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhx096 .
Marie D, Golestani N (2016) Brain structural imaging of receptive speech and beyond: a review of current methods. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience:1-21. doi:10.1080/23273798.2016.1250926 .
Marie D, Love SA, Roth M, Lacoste R, Nazarian B, Bertello A, Coulon O, Anton JL, Meguerditchian A (2016) The average baboon brain: MRI templates and tissue probability maps from 89 individuals. Neuroimage 132:526-533. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.03.018 . First co-authorship shared with S. A. Love.
Marie D, Maingault S, Crivello F, Mazoyer B, Tzourio-Mazoyer N (2016) Surface-Based Morphometry of Cortical Thickness and Surface Area Associated with Heschl's Gyri Duplications in 430 Healthy Volunteers. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00069
Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Marie D, Zago L, Jobard G, Perchey G, Leroux G, Mellet E, Joliot M, Crivello F, Petit L, Mazoyer B (2015) Heschl's gyrification pattern is related to speech-listening hemispheric lateralization: FMRI investigation in 281 healthy volunteers. Brain Struct Funct 220 (3):1585-1599. doi:10.1007/s00429-014-0746-4
Marie D, Jobard G, Crivello F, Perchey G, Petit L, Mellet E, Joliot M, Zago L, Mazoyer B, Tzourio-Mazoyer N (2015) Descriptive anatomy of Heschl's gyri in 430 healthy volunteers, including 198 left-handers. Brain Struct Funct 220 (2):729-743. doi:10.1007/s00429-013-0680-x
Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Joliot M, Marie D, Mazoyer B (2015) Variation in homotopic areas' activity and inter-hemispheric intrinsic connectivity with type of language lateralization: an FMRI study of covert sentence generation in 297 healthy volunteers. Brain Struct Funct. doi:10.1007/s00429-015-1068-x
POSTERS / TALKS / TEACHING
Marie D, Rutten S, Marques J P, Golestani N. Auditory cortex myelin abnormalities in dyslexia and reading performance. Alpine Brain Meeting, Champéry, January 2018
Marie D, Rutten S, Price C J, Golestani N. Relationships between dyslexia, gyrification of Heschl’s gyrus and spelling performance. 22th Annual Meeting of Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Vancouver, June 2017
Marie D, Price C J, Golestani N. Brain structural correlates of dyslexia. Apine Brain Meeting, Champéry, January 2017
Marie D, Price C J, Golestani N. Brain structural correlates of dyslexia. Swiss Society for Neuroscience, Basel, January 2017
Marie D, Price C J, Golestani N. Relationships between brain structure, dyslexia and reading performances. Alpine Brain Meeting, Champéry, January 2016
Marie D, Margiotoudi K, Coulon O, Roth M, Lacoste R, Nazarian B, Bertello A, Anton JL, Hopkins WD6,7,8, Love SA1,2,3, Meguerditchian A1,2. Brain asymmetries of two language-related homolog areas in baboon structural MRI . 21th Annual Meeting of Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Geneva, June 2016
Marie, D, Maingault, S, Crivello, F., Jobard G, Zago L, Petit L, Mellet E, Joliot M, Mazoyer B, Tzourio-Mazoyer N. Cortical surface area and thickness variations with Heschl’s gyri duplication in 430 healthy subjects. 20th Annual Meeting of Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Hamburg, June 2014
Marie D, Zago L, Jobard G, Perchey G, Leroux G, Mellet E, Joliot M, Petit L, Mazoyer B, Tzourio-Mazoyer N. Heschl’s gyrification pattern, lateralization during speech listening, and handedness. 20th Annual Meeting of OHBM in Hamburg, June 2014
Marie D, Jobard G, Leroux G, Crivello F, Petit L, Joliot M, Mellet E, Zago L, Mazoyer B, Tzourio-Mazoyer N. Heschl’s gyri anatomy and handedness interact on the lateralization of speech listening. 19th Annual Meeting of OHBM in Seattle, June 2013
Marie D, Hervé PY, Petit L, Crivello F, Jobard G, Zago L, Mellet E, Mazoyer B, Tzourio-Mazoyer N (2012). Morphology and surface area of of Heschl’s gyri in 232 right-handers and 198 left-handers. 19th Annual Meeting of OHBM in Beijing, June 2012
Marie D, Rutten S, Golestani N. Brain microtructural correlates of Dyslexia using 7T MRI. 2nd edition of the language and communication network. University of Geneva. September 2017
Brain structural correlates of Dyslexia using 1.5T MRI. 1st edition of the language and communication network. University of Geneva. September 2017
Anatomy of the Supratemporal Areas in Humans and Baboons, and Hemispheric Specialization for Language using MRI. Joint lab meeting. Campus Biotech, Geneva. April 2016.
The language-like Left Brain Asymmetry of the Planum Temporale in 96 Baboons. 6th European Federation for Primatology Meeting, XXII Italian Association of Primatology Congress Roma, Italy, August 2015. See abstract here:
On the Origin of Hemispheric Specialization for Language: Anatomical Variability of Perisylvian Areas in Humans and Baboons. 8th annual fMRI Workshop, Marseille, June 2015
Relationships between Gesture Laterality & Anatomical Asymmetry of a Key Region for Language in Papio anubis. LPC Workshop, Carry-le-Rouet, September 2014
Heschl’s Gyrus & Hemispheric Specialization for Language in Humans. LangPrimate Seminar, Rousset, May 2014
Anatomo-functional Imaging of Heschl’s Gyri & Speech listening. Translational Research and Advanced Imaging Laboratory Assembly Excellence label, June 2011
Psychoaccoustics, peripheral and central auditory system. Auditory Neuroscience Course of Pr. Golestani, Lemanic Doctoral School. 2016-2018
MOOC «Neurosciences G3: audition, langage et musique ». Université libre de Bruxelles, de l’Université de Genève et de l’Université de Montréal. Module 2, section 4: 1. Le rôle du cortex dans le traitement de la parole. 2 Morphologie du Cortex Auditif, Relations avec la Fonction, les Performances, et la Génétique. 2017
Neuroimaging methods, auditory system, hemispheric specialization for language. Master in Bioimaging. University of Bordeaux. 2012-2014