Nicolas MASSON



Nicolas MASSON

Place Cardinal Mercier, 10
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Bureau C.352

+32 (0)10/47.38.39 

Research Interests:

My research project aims at clarifying the nature of arithmetical processes and their relationship with visuo-spatial attention mechanisms with the contribution of different methodological approachs: 

a)      Behavioural studies will examine the impact of orienting attention on mental calculation

b)      Neuropsychological studies of neglect patients will evaluate the possible consequence of an impairment of visuo-spatial attention on arithmetic problems

c)       Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) will be employed to assess the contribution of attentional cerebral circuits on number processing


  • Masson, N., Pesenti, M., & Dormal, V. (2013). Symbolic and nonsymbolic numerical processing in neglect patients. Neuropsychologia51 (10), 1925-1932. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.06.004.
  • Michaux, N., Masson, N., Pesenti, M., & Andres, M. (2013). Selective finger interference with basic arithmetic problem solving. Experimental Psychology60(3), 197-205.
  • Masson, N., & Pesenti, M. (in press). Attentional bias induced by solving simple and complex additions and subtractions problems. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.