Emmanuel Mellet, MD-PhD

Emmanuel Mellet is research director at the CNRS, specialist in cognitive neuroimaging.

After a MD (specialist in psychiatry), a PhD in neurosciences and a post-doctoral training at the Cycéron center in Caen, he was recruited at the CNRS in the GIN Group, now part of the IMN UMR 5293 in Bordeaux (Dir., E. Bezard).

From 2003 to 2011, he was Professor of Neurosciences at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie and created and managed the Master’s Degree in Neurosciences and Imaging of Health until 2010. He is research director at the CNRS since 2011 and a member of the National Committee of the CNRS (Brain, Cognition and Behavior) from 2012 to 2016.

As a specialist in cognitive neuroimaging, his first works concerned the neural bases of visual mental imagery, topographic memory and the relationships between verbal and visual representations at the cerebral and behavioral level. His current work focuses on the relationship between manual laterality, hemispheric specialization and cognitive performance.

Scientific domains : neuroimaging, mental imagery, spatial cognition, hemispheric specialization