Virginie van Wassenhove

received her PhD in Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences (NACS 2004) at the University of Maryland, College Park under the supervision of Prof David Poeppel and Dr Ken Grant. During her graduate training, she focused on the perception (psychophysics) and cortical bases (MEEG, fMRI) of audiovisual speech, with the proposal of a predictive coding framework for multisensory processing.  

In 2005, she worked with Prof Sri Nagarajan (UCSF) on learning and plasticity in audition and in audiovisual perception with combined psychophysics and MEG.  From 2006 to 2008, she was implicated in various projects at UCLA (Prof Ladan ShamsProf Dean Buonomano) and at Caltech (Prof Shinsuke Shimojo) which included implicit multisensory statistical learning, time perception, gesture communication, and interpersonal interactions. 

Late 2008, she joined the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit directed by Prof Stanislas Dehaene to setup the new NeuroSpin MEG center. In 2012, she became an INSERM group leader of the Cognition & Brain Dynamics research team. In 2013, she obtained her HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches; highest degree achievable in France). In 2019, she was granted a CEA International Director of Research (DR). Her research interests focus on temporal cognition and multisensory integration.

In 2020, she has been honored to become an Academic Editor at the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and a Reviewing Editor at eLife.