Virginie van Wassenhove

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Magnetoencephalographic (MEG) recordings are a rich source of information about the neural dynamics underlying cognitive processes in the brain, with excellent temporal and good spatial resolution. In recent years there have been considerable advances in MEG hardware developments and methods. Sophisticated analysis techniques are now routinely applied and(More)
Detection thresholds for temporal synchrony in auditory and auditory-visual sentence materials were obtained on normal-hearing subjects. For auditory conditions, thresholds were determined using an adaptive-tracking procedure to control the degree of temporal asynchrony of a narrow audio band of speech, both positive and negative in separate tracks,(More)
Time perception is a critical component of conscious experience. To be in synchrony with the environment, the brain must deal not only with differences in the speed of light and sound but also with its computational and neural transmission delays. Here, we asked whether the brain could actively compensate for temporal delays by changing its processing time.(More)
The analysis of scale-free (i.e., 1/f power spectrum) brain activity has emerged in the last decade since it has been shown that low frequency fluctuations interact with oscillatory activity in electrophysiology, noticeably when exogenous factors (stimuli, task) are delivered to the human brain. However, there are some major difficulties in measuring(More)
Twenty-six native English Speakers identified auditory (A), visual (V), and congruent and incongruent auditory-visual (AV) syllables while undergoing electroencephalography (EEG) in three experiments. In Experiment 1, unimodal (A, V) and bimodal (AV) stimuli were presented in separate blocks. In Experiment 2, the same stimuli were pseudo-randomized in the(More)
Multisensory interactions are ubiquitous in cortex and it has been suggested that sensory cortices may be supramodal i.e. capable of functional selectivity irrespective of the sensory modality of inputs (Pascual-Leone and Hamilton, 2001; Renier et al., 2013; Ricciardi and Pietrini, 2011; Voss and Zatorre, 2012). Here, we asked whether learning to(More)
How long did it take you to read this sentence? Chances are your response is a ball park estimate and its value depends on how fast you have scanned the text, how prepared you have been for this question, perhaps your mood or how much attention you have paid to these words. Time perception is here addressed in three sections. The first section summarizes(More)
Previous studies have suggested that infraslow brain activity could play an important role in cognition. Its scale-free properties (coarsely described by its 1/f power spectrum) are indeed modulated between contrasted conscious states (sleep vs. awake). However, finer modulations remain to be investigated. Here, we make use of a robust multifractal analysis(More)