JJ Aucouturier
Principal Investigator

JJ is a permanent researcher in CNRS/IRCAM, and the PI of ERC StG project CREAM (2014-2019). He was trained in computer science (SONY Computer Science Laboratory, Paris), and held several postdoctoral positions in cognitive neuroscience in University of Tokyo and RIKEN Brain Science Institute (Japan) and University of Burgundy in Dijon, France.

Laura Rachman
PhD Student

Laura Rachman is a PhD candidate in IRCAM and the Brain and Spine Institute (University Paris 6, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière). She obtained her MSc degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on the neural processes of emotion perception in the voice.

Lou Seropian
Master student

Lou is a graduate student in IRCAM’s master’s degree in acoustics, signal processing and computer music. She is currently doing a research internship in the CREAM team in order to complete her degree. Eager to learn about neuroscience, she works with Laura and JJ on an EEG experiment investigating how one perceives and processes its own voice compared to someone else’s voice.

Louise Goupil

Louise Goupil is a post-doctoral researcher in Ircam/CNRS. She was trained in cognitive sciences. During her PhD at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), she investigated the development of self-reflective mecanisms and help seeking behaviors in preverbal infants. Her current research interest is to understand the introspective mecanisms involved in emotional induction by the voice and music using psychophysics and neuroimaging. She is also interested in understanding the involvement of introspection, consciousness and social cognition in the perception and production of music.

Louise Vasa
Research assistant

Louise is research assistant in the Cream team. After a MSc in Neurosciences (Bordeaux) where she worked on Alzheimer’s disease, she is taking clinical research assistant courses to combine fundamental and clinical sciences. She is interested in neurodevelopment of children especially in the art/aesthetic domains.

Marco Liuni

Marco is a permanent computer music designer in IRCAM, and a senior researcher with CNRS. His PhD (Paris 6) and postdoc (IRCAM) dealt with applied mathematics and signal processing. As a musician, he graduated in classical guitar and electronic music.

Pablo Arias
PhD Student

Pablo Arias is a PhD candidate in CNRS/IRCAM. He holds a MSc degree in engineering from Polytech’ Nantes and a Master in acoustics, signal processing and computer science applied to music from IRCAM. In addition, he is a musician, a composer and a music producer. His research is focused on applying sound processing techniques to understand the induction of emotions by sound.

Vasiliki Zachari
Lab Manager

Vasso is ingénieur d’étude at CNRS and administrative manager for the CREAM project. She holds a MA. in Archeology from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) and is currently a PhD candidate in visual anthropology in UMR ANHIMA.

Lab alumni

Hugo Trad

Research assistant (2015-2016). On to: Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (France)

Mael Garnotel

Research assistant (2016). On to: Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine (Lyon, France)

Andreas Lind

Postdoc (2014-2015). On to: Ghent University (Belgium)

Edgar Hemery

Master student (2014). On to: Mines-Paris Tech (France)

Tomoya Nakai

Visiting PhD Student (2016). On to: Nishimoto Lab, CiNet (Osaka, Japan)

Andrea Vaglio

Master student (2016).

Sarah Hermann

Master student (2016). On to: Conservatoire National de Musique et Danse de Paris (France)

Emmanuel Ponsot

Postdoc (2016-2017). On to: Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), with Peter Neri


Katsumi Watanabe
Cognitive Science (Waseda University, Japan)
Lars Hall
Cognitive Science (Lund University, Sweden)
Stéphanie Dubal
Affective neuroscience (Brain & Spine Institute, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, France)
Petter Johansson
Cognitive Science (Lund University, Sweden)
Pascal Belin
Cognitive neuroscience (Institut des Neurosciences de la Timone, France)
Daniel Richardson
Social Cognition (University College London, UK)
Clément Canonne
CNRS/IRCAM (musicology)
Laurent Boidron
Emergency Medicine (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Dijon, France)
Juan José Burred
Freelance Audio R&D (Paris, France)