Stéphane GRADE


Stéphane GRADE


Place Cardinal Mercier, 10

1348 Louvain-la-Neuve       

Bureau C.312

+32 (0)10/47.44.03    


Research Interests :

My research interests are focusing on the links between action, number and space processing. Therefore, I’m interested in the grounded cognition (or embodiment) theory and the theory of magnitude (ATOM).

Previously, I worked on estimation processes of time, space and numerosity with Virginie Crollen and Valerie Dormal. I also worked on the implication of the motor system in number production with Mauro Pesenti.

Currently, I’m working on the implications of action and number processing in space perception. The aim is to gain a better understanding of the relative and/or common contributions of action and numerical cognition to space perception. I’m then exploring what role body reach representations and the magnitude apprehension system have on reachability judgement and distance estimation.

 Publications :

- Dormal, V., Grade, S., Mormont, E., & Pesenti, M. (2012). Dissociation between numerosity and duration processing in aging and early Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia, 50, 2365-2370.

- Grade, S., Lefevre, N. & Pesenti, M. (2013). Influence of left-right vs. up-down gaze observation on random number generation. Experimental psychology. 60(2), 122-130. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000178.

- Crollen, V., Grade, S., Pesenti, M., & Dormal, V. (2013). A common metric magnitude system for the perception and production of numerosity, length and duration. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00449.