Place Cardinal Mercier, 10
My research projects focus on identifying the anatomo-functional bases of mental arithmetic in adults. More particularly, our studies aim at defining the specific contribution of the verbal, the visuo-spatial and the motor systems to simple arithmetic by using three complementary methodologies:
1) a behavioural approach, mostly by collecting chronometric data in double-task paradigms;
2) a neuroimaging approach thanks to the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI);
3) a lesional approach by inducing transient virtual lesions in healthy participants with the transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
- Michaux, N., Masson, N., Pesenti, M., & Andres, M. (2013). Selective interference of finger movements with basic arithmetic problem solving. Experimental Psychology, 60(3), 197-205.
- Michaux, N., Pesenti, M., Badets, A., Di Luca, S., & Andres, M. (2010). Let us redeploy attention to sensorimotor experience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33(4), 283-284.
- Andres, M., Michaux, N., & Pesenti, M. (2012). Common substrate for mental arithmetic and finger representation in the parietal cortex. NeuroImage, 62, 1520-1528.
- Pelgrims, B., Michaux, N., Olivier, E., & Andres, M. (2011). Contribution of the primary motor cortex to motor imagery: A subthreshold TMS study. Human Brain Mapping, 32(9), 1471-1482.
- Andres, M., Pelgrims, B., Michaux, N., Olivier, E., & Pesenti, M. (2011). Role of distinct parietal areas in arithmetic: An fMRI-guided TMS study. NeuroImage, 54(4), 3048-3056.
- Michaux, N., Andres, M., & Pesenti, M. (in prepraration). Recruitment of visuo-spatial, finger-related and verbal circuits in mental arithmetic: fMRI evidence of neuronal recycling.
- Michaux, N., Lerens, E., Seron, X., & Andres, M. (in preparation). Finger agnosia: Neglected issues.