September 2013

Years 2-4

1 October 2014 - 30 September 2017
ED 158
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Does your body affect your mind? Body posture effects on social cognition and behaviour 


Year 1

2 September 2013 - 27 June 2014
UEI (Unité d'enseignement isolé)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Lab rot 1Sexual cognition: The fraternal birth order effect.

Lab rot 2Neural processing of the face cues gaze and emotion expression.

Lab rot 3: Effect of body postures on emotion perception. 

RAMUS Franck
GEORGE Nathalie

Biographie / Publications

PhD project

I am interested in how body postures associated with social dominance influence social perception and behaviour. More specifically, I examine how our body posture influences how we mentally represent others’ faces and respond to social signals like emotion and gaze. 


2014-now: PhD in Cognitive Science at Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris
2007-2013 Diploma in Psychology (M.Sc.), University of Vienna


Kogler, L., Seidel, E.M., Metzler, H., Thaler, H., Boubela, R. N., Pruessner, J. C., ... Derntl, B. (2017). Impact of self-esteem and sex on stress reactions. Scientific Reports 7, 17210. 

Seidel, E. M., Silani, G., Metzler, H., Thaler, H., Lamm, C., Gur, R. C., … Derntl, B. (2013). The impact of social exclusion vs. inclusion on subjective and hormonal reactions in females and males. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(12), 2925–2932. 

 Doctoral Fellowship (year 1 to 3) supported by la Région IDF (DIM Cerveau et Pensée)


Our primary interest is to study the neural time course and correlates underpinning the processing of the early stages of social interactions. We have now set out to address several key issues...