Ph. D. Project
Title:
Investigating the ventral visual stream in temporal lobe epilepsy using a new electrophysiological approach
Dates:
2017/10/01 - 2020/09/30
Supervisor(s): 
Other supervisor(s):
GOFFAUX Valérie (valerie.goffaux@uclouvain.be)
Description:
The ventral visual stream extends from occipital to temporo-basal regions, and specializes in visual recognition of objects and
people, leading to representations stored in memory (through the anterior and medial temporal lobes, ATL and MTL). This research
project aims at clarifying the role of the temporal lobes in the ventral visual stream and at dissociating the functions subtended by
the posterior part of the ventral stream from the ATL and MTL, with a sensitive and objective method : fast visual periodic
stimulation (FPVS) coupled with scalp electroencephalography (EEG). This project will also establish the validity of this
neurophysiological approach in assessing cognitive disorders in temporal lobe epileptic patients before and after surgery.
Keywords:
Fast Periodic Visual Stimulation - Temporal Lobe Epilepsy - Visual Recognition - EEG
Conditions:
3 years duration, Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy, french ministry of research grant for PhD, requirements: master 2
in neuropsychology, research expérience en recherche, experience in electrophysiology, evoked potential and clinical
neuropsychology
Department(s): 
Biology, Signals and Systems in Cancer and Neuroscience
Funds:
grant from the french ministry of research