What are the neural mechanisms producing higher cognitive functions and allowing flexible and voluntary behaviours? This is the main theme of my research. It addresses action and outcome valuation, cognitive control / working memory and sequential planning, and how these processes contribute to rapid adaptations, from behavioural, neurophysiological and neurochemical to computational levels. Our research is devoted to uncovering the functional specificities, relationships and dynamics within frontal networks. Most approaches in the lab also aim at uncovering the similarities and specificities of primate brain networks, in function, organization, and computational abilities compared to other species.
|2020||105(4):600-603||Accelerating the Evolution of Nonhuman Primate Neuroimaging||PRIMatE Data Exchange (PRIME-DE) Global Collaboration Workshop and Consortium||Neuron||-|
|2020||117(9):4994-5005||Cognitive control of orofacial motor and vocal responses in the ventrolateral and dorsomedial human frontal cortex||Kep Kee Loh , Emmanuel Procyk , Rémi Neveu , Franck Lamberton , William D Hopkins , Michael Petrides , Céline Amiez||Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A||-|
|2020||in press||Sulcal Morphology in Cingulate Cortex is Associated with Voluntary Oro-Facial Motor Control and Gestural Communication in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)||Hopkins WD, Procyk E, Petrides M, Schapiro SJ, Mareno MC, Amiez C||Cerebral Cortex||-|