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Lorna Le Stanc

NeuroPsychologie Interventionnelle

PhD student
Free field
Co-supervision of Charlotte Jacquemot and Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Lévi.

I am interested in understanding the role of the striatum (sub-cortical structure) in the interaction between language and decision.
To do so, I analyze behavioral data from Huntington Disease patients presenting a striatal atrophy, using advanced model-free and model-based statistical tools.

29 rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris France

Ground floor, Door 006
+33 (0) 144322992
Selected publications
International Journal article  

Kouider, S., Long, B., Le Stanc, L., Charron, S., Fiévet, A., Barbosa, L. & Gelskov, S. (2015). Neural dynamics of prediction and surprise in infants. Nature communications, 6, 8537. doi:10.1038/ncomms9537

International Journal article  

Giavazzi, M., Sambin, S., De Diego-Balaguer, R., Le Stanc, L., Bachoud-Levi, A. & Jacquemot, C. (2018). Structural priming in sentence comprehension: A single prime is enough. PLoS ONE, 13(4), e0194959. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0194959


After a graduate school of Engineering (Ecole Centrale de Marseille, Paris, France), I obtained a double degree in bioengineering and neurotechnologies (MSc at Imperial College of London, UK). I previously worked as a research engineer at the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (Ens, Paris, France) before starting my PhD at the Laboratoire de Neuropsychologie Interventionnelle (Ens, Paris, France).


I have taught linear algebra and advanced statistics to master students at the Ecole normale supérieure (Cogmaster, AMS and AS).

I also supervised two bachelor students (Juliette Luiselli & Jade Seguin) for a scientific projects (10 hours)

Talks & posters

Oral presentations

  • L. Le Stanc, M. Giavazzi, A. Sliwinski, A-C. Bachoud-Lévi, C. Jacquemot. Evidence accumulation models as a tool to detect infraclinical symptoms of Huntington's Disease in small cohort of participants. Thirty-Six European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy (22- 26/01/2018)
  • L. Le Stanc, M. Giavazzi, A. Slivinski, A-C. Bachoud-Lévi, C. Jacquemot. Role of the striatum in linguistic processing: an evidence accumulation model analysis. Workshop new ideas: The role of subcortical structures in language processing, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France (12-13/10/2017)
  • L. Le Stanc, C. Jacquemot. Les modèles computationnels : un nouvel outil pour amplifier les marqueurs cognitifs dans les maladies neurodégénératives. Journée scientifique de l’IMRB, Recherches académiques innovantes à fort potentiel industriel, Paris, France (04/10/2017)

Poster presentations

  • L. Le Stanc, Katia Youssov, Agnès Sliwinski, Maria Giavazzi, Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Lévi, Charlotte Jacquemot. Comparison of model-free and model-driven analysis to detect early signs of cognitive decline in small cohort of neurodegenerative patients. Eighth International Symposium on Biology of Decision Making, Paris, France (21-23/05/2018)
  • L. Le Stanc, A. Slivinski, A-C. Bachoud-Lévi, M. Giavazzi*, C. Jacquemot*. Contribution of decision-making impairments to linguistic deficits in Huntington Disease: an evidence accumulation model analysis. Journée 2017 du centre IRMf de Marseille, Language communication and the brain, Marseille,France (09/06/2017)
  • L. Le Stanc, A. Slivinski, A-C. Bachoud-Lévi, M. Giavazzi*, C. Jacquemot*. Is the language deficit in Huntington’s Disease reducible to a decision-making deficit? Seventh International Symposium on Biology of Decision Making, Bordeaux, France (14-16/05/2017)
  • L. Le Stanc* & M. Giavazzi*, P. Piccinini , A-C. Bachoud-Levi , C. Jacquemot. A new assessment of short-term memory deficit in Huntington’s disease. Thirty-Fourth European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone,Italy (24-29/01/2016)