Simon Ladouce

Simon Ladouce

  • On 25/10/2023

Simon Ladouce is a researcher in cognitive neuroscience with a background in clinical neuropsychology. His research focuses on the study of human cognition and behavior beyond the confines of laboratory settings.

Simon completed his Master’s degree in Psychological Sciences at UCLouvain following the submission of an MSc thesis titled ‘Development of a new diagnosis test for simultanagnosia’. He earned his Ph.D. in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Stirling (Scotland, UK) for his thesis on the ‘Neural correlates of human cognition in real-world environments’. During his doctoral training, he used portable brain and body imaging methods such as EEG and Eye-tracking to capture markers of cognitive functions during naturalistic behaviours. Simon then moved to the Institut Superieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace (Toulouse, France) to work as a research fellow on the development of user-centered Brain-Computer Interfaces that can be effectively used outside of the laboratory (e.g. in a cockpit).

As of October 2023, Simon has joined the Neuropsychology Lab Leuven as a postdoctoral researcher, collaborating with Céline Gillebert on a project that examines post-stroke attention deficits within the context of daily life activities.

A central theme in Simon’s research revolves around the application of portable research methods to investigate human behavior and cognition directly in everyday life contexts. He thrives to harness these ecologically valid insights to develop solutions that can benefit patients with cognitive or motor impairments and neurotypical individuals alike.

Simon is actively engaged in collaborations with international researchers to apply his expertise with portable neuroimaging methods to a wide range of research topics. Notably, he contributed to several studies addressing the neural dynamics underlying obstacle avoidance during locomotion in both healthy controls and patients with Parkinson’s disease. In collaboration with researchers at the Universidad Diego Portales, he is now working on a project characterizing the inter-brain interplay between a patient and a therapist within the frame of psychotherapy. Additionally, Simon partners with sports science researchers in the UK and the US, dissecting the neural correlates of sporting performance, motor skill acquisition, and expertise.


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