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. Her PhD work proposed a predictive coding framework for multisensory integration. In 2005, she worked with Prof Sri Nagarajan (UCSF) on learning and plasticity in audition and in multisensory perception combining 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 was hired as the director of newly build NeuroSpin MEG center at NeuroSpin and joined the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit directed by Prof Stanislas Dehaene. In 2012, she was appointed an INSERM team leader position for the Cognition & Brain Dynamics lab. 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) position. In 2020, she joined the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience as an Academic Editor and eLife as a Reviewing Editor.

Her main research interests focus on temporal cognition and on multisensory integration.