Laurie GEERS




Laurie GEERS

Research Assistant, National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS, Belgium)

10, place Cardinal Mercier

1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Bureau C345

+32 (0)10 47 …


Research Interests

My research project aims to test the independence of the processes underlying size estimation for perception and action, and broaden the perspective by considering possible interactions between both.

To do this, my project includes two methodological approaches:

  1. Behavioural studies investigating the nature and time course of perceptual and action judgements;
  2. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) studies investigating the brain substrates underlying perceptual and action judgements.

In parallel to my own research project, I collaborated to studies on neglect patients testing the hypothesis that current tests for unilateral neglect are not sensitive enough to symptoms persisting in everyday life.


Geers, L., Pesenti, M., & Andres, M. (2018). Visual illusions modify object size estimates for prospective action judgements. Neuropsychologia, 117, 211-221.

Andres, M., Geers, L., Marnette, S., Coyette, F., Bonato, M., Priftis, K., & Masson, N. (2019). Increased cognitive load reveals unilateral neglect and altitudinal extinction in chronic stroke. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1-9.