Emmanuel J. Barbeau, PhD

Other publications

Link to the DMS48
Research Interests

I study declarative memory in the Human using neuropsychological, imaging and electrophysiological approaches. My research is particularly concerned with the different models of declarative memory and is partly clinically oriented (Alzheimer’s disease, semantic dementia or epilepsy usually). I’m generally very much interested in issues on memory, visual (e.g. the visual ventral pathway) and cross-modal processing (how to process or name a face for example).

I'm a CNRS director of research and work in the CerCo, a lab in Toulouse, France. I head the Memory and Learning of Objects and Scenes team and co-head a master's program in Neuropsychology and Clinical Neurocience.

For the DMS48, a visual recognition memory test I’ve designed for the assessment of early Alzheimer’s disease, see this link.

Publications in international peer-reviewed journals

In press

Barbeau EJ, Chauvel P, Moulin C, Regis J, Liégeois-Chauvel C. Hippocampus duality: memory and novelty detection are subserved by distinct mechanisms. Hippocampus. In press.


[59-2017] Besson G, Barragan-Jason G, Thorpe SJ, Puma S, Ceccaldi M, Barbeau EJ. (2017) From face processing to face recognition: comparing three different processing levels. Cognition, 158, 33-43.


[58-2016] Vallet GT, Rouleau I, Benoit S, Langlois R, Barbeau E, Joubert S. (2016). Alzheimer’s disease and memory strength: graduate decline of memory traces as a function of their strength. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 38(6):648-60.

[57-2016] Pistono A, Jucla M, Barbeau EJ, Saint-Aubert L, Kopke B, Puel M, Pariente J. (2016). Pauses correlate with episodic memory during discourse of patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 50(3), 687-98.


[56-2015] Dupierrix E, Hillairet de Boisferon A, Barbeau EJ, Pascalis O. Memory for complex visual objects but not for allocentric locations during the first year of life. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 39(4), 332-338.

[55-2015] Danet L, Barbeau EJ, Eustache P, Raposo N, Sibon I, Albucher JF, Bonneville F, Peran P, Pariente J. (2015). Implication of the mamillo-thalamic tract in the memory impairment of thalamic stroke patients. Neurology, 15;85(24):2107-15.

[54-2015] Barragan-Jason G, Cauchoix M, Barbeau EJ. (2015). The neural speed of familiar face recognition. Neuropsychologia, 75: 390-401.

[53-2015] Rémy F, Vayssière N, Saint-Aubert L, Barbeau EJ, Pariente J. (2015). White matter disruption at the prodromal stage of Alzheimer’s disease: relationships with hippocampal atrophy and episodic memory performance. Neuroimage: clinical, 7: 482-92.

[52-2015] Besson G, Ceccaldi M, Tramoni E, Felician O, Didic M and Barbeau EJ. (2015). Fast, but not slow, familiarity is preserved in patients with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. Cortex, 65: 36-49.

[51-2015] Busigny T, de Boissezon X, Puel M, Nespoulous JL, Barbeau EJ. (2015). Proper name anomia with preserved lexical and semantic knowledge after left anterior temporal lesion: a convergent effect. Cortex, 65: 1-18.


[50-2014] Kaphan E, Barbeau EJ, Royere ML, Guedj E, Pelletier J, Ali Chérif A. Ganser-like syndrome after loss of psychic self-activation syndrome: psychogenic or organic? Archives of Clinical neuropsychology, 29(7):715-23

[49-2014] Condret V, Barragan-Jason G, Denuelle M, Curot J, Nespoulous JL, Valton L, Barbeau EJ. Characterization of proper name retrieval failures in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy Research, 108:1825-38.

[48-2014] Busigny T, Pagès B, Barbeau EJ, Bled C, Montaut E, Raposo N, Albucher JF, Chollet F, Pariente J. (2014). A systematic study of topographical memory and posterior cerebral artery infarctions. Neurology, 83(11):996-1003.

[47-2014] Pages B, Planton M, Buys S, Lemesle B, Birmes P, Barbeau EJ, Maziero S, Cordier L, Cabot C, Puel M, Genestal M, Chollet F, Pariente J. (2014). Neuropsychological outcome after carbon monoxide exposure following a storm: a case-control study. BMC Neurology, 14:153.

[46-2014] Saint-Aubert L, Nemmi F, Péran P, Barbeau EJ, Payoux P, Chollet F, Pariente J. (2014). Comparison between PET-template-based method and optimized cortical-MRI-based method for quantification of florbetapir (AV-45) uptake in vivo. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 41(5):836-43.

[46-2014] Nemmi F, Saint-Aubert L, Adel D, Salabert AS, Pariente J, Barbeau EJ, Payoux P, Péran P. (2014). Insight on AV-45 binding in grey and white matter from histogram analysis: study on early Alzheimer’s disease and healthy subjects. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 41(7):1408-18.

[44-2014] Cauchoix M, Barragan-Jason G, Serre T*, Barbeau EJ*. (2014). The neural dynamics of face detection in the wild revealed by MVPA. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(3): 846-854. *Equal contribution.

[43-2014] De Anna F, Didic M, Barbeau EJ, Mancini J, Felician O, Ceccaldi M. (2014). Increasing cognitive changes during follow-up in amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment patients with impaired visual recognition memory. Neuropsychology, 28(1): 98-105.


[42-2013] Rémy F, Saint-Aubert L, Bacon-Macé N, Vayssière N, Barbeau EJ, Fabre-Thorpe M. (2013). Object recognition in congruent and incongruent natural scenes: a life span study. Vision research, 91:36-44.

[41-2013] Saint-Aubert L, Barbeau EJ, Péran P, Vervueren C, Mirabel H, Payoux P, Hitzel A, Bonneville F, Gramada R, Nemmi F, Vincent C, Puel M, Dechaumont S, Chollet F, Pariente J. (2013). Florbetapir-PET amyloid imaging in highly selected prodromal Alzheimer's disease patients. Journal of European Nuclear Medecine and Molecular Imaging Research, 3(1):43.

[40-2013] Condret V, Barbeau EJ, Matharan F, Le Goff M, Dartigues JF, Amieva H. (2013). Prevalence of proper name complaint and prediction for dementia in a population-based study of elders. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 35, 313-321.

[39-2013] Barragan-Jason G, Besson G, Ceccaldi M, Barbeau EJ. (2013). Fast and Famous: Looking for the fastest speed at which a face can be recognized. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:100, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00100.

[38-2013] Didic M, Felician O, Barbeau EJ, Mancini J, Latger-Florence C, Poncet M, Ceccaldi M. (2013). Impaired visual recognition memory predicts Alzheimer’s disease in amnestic MCI. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 35, 291-299.

[37-2013] Saint-Aubert L, Payoux P, Hannequin D, Barbeau EJ, Campion D, Delisle MB, Tafani M, Viallard G, Péran P, Puel M, Chollet F, Demonet JF, Pariente J. (2013). MR, 18F-FDG and 18F-AV45 PET correlate with AD PSEN1 original phenotype. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, 27(1): 91-94.


[36-2012] Besson G, Ceccaldi M, Didic M, Barbeau EJ. (2012). The speed of visual recognition memory. Visual Cognition, 20(10), 1131-1152.

[35-2012] Barragan-Jason G, Lachat F, Barbeau EJ. (2012). How fast is famous face recognition? Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 454, DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00454.

[34-2012] Saint-Aubert L, Planton M, Hannequin D, Albucher JF, Delisle MB, Payoux P, Hitzel A, Viallard G, Péran P, Campion D, Laquerrière A, Barbeau EJ, Puel M, Raposo N, Chollet F, Pariente J. (2012). Amyloid Imaging with AV45 (18F-florbetapir) in a Cognitively Normal AβPP Duplication Carrier. Journal of Alzheimer's disease, 28, 877-883.

[33-2012] Barbeau EJ, Didic M, Joubert S, Guedj E, Korik L, Felician O, Ranjeva JP, Cozzone PJ, Poncet M, Ceccaldi M. (2012). Extent and neural basis of semantic memory impairment in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's disease, 28, 823-837.

[32-2012] Bartolomei F, Barbeau EJ, Nguyen T, McGonigal A, Régis J, Chauvel P, Wendling F. (2012). Rhinal-hippocampal interactions during “déja-vu”. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123, 489-495.

[31-2012] Planton M, Peiffer S, Albucher JF, Barbeau EJ, Tardy J, Pastor J, Januel AC, Bezy C, Lemesle B, Puel M, Demonet JF, Chollet F, Pariente J. (2012). Neuropsychological outcome after a first  symptomatic ischaemic stroke with “good recovery”. European Journal of Neurology, 19(2), 212-219.


[30-2011] Didic M, Barbeau EJ, Felician O, Tramoni E, Guedj E, Poncet M, Ceccaldi M. (2011). Which memory system is impaired first in AD? Journal of Alzheimer's disease, 27(1), 11-22.

[29-2011] Gour N, Ranjeva JP, Ceccaldi M, Confort-Gouny S, Barbeau EJ, Soulier E, Guye M, Didic M, Felician O. (2011). Basal functional connectivity within the anterior temporal network is associated with performance on declarative memory tasks. Neuroimage, 58, 687-697.

[28-2011] Barbeau EJ, Pariente J, Felician O, Puel M. (2011). Visual recognition memory: a double anatomo-functional dissociation. Hippocampus, 21(9), 929-934.

[27-2011] Guedj E, Bettus G, Barbeau EJ, Liégeois-Chauvel C, Confort-Gouny S, Bartolomei F,  Chauvel P, Cozzone PJ, Ranjeva JP, Guye M. (2011). Hyperactivation of parahippocampal region and fusiform gyrus associated with efficient encoding in medial temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia, 52(6), 1100-1109.

[26-2011] Tramoni E, Felician O, Barbeau EJ, Bartolomei F, Guedj E, Guye M, Ceccaldi M. (2011). Long-term consolidation of declarative memory: Insight from TLE. Brain, 134(pt3), 816-831.

[25-2011] Maillard L, Barbeau EJ, Baumann C, Koessler L, Bénar C, Chauvel P, Liégeois-Chauvel C. (2011). From Perception to Recognition Memory: Time Course and Lateralization of Neural Substrates of Word and Abstract Picture Processing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(4): 782-800.


[24-2010] Didic-Hamel Cooke M, Ranjeva JP, Barbeau EJ, Confort-Gouny S, Le Fur Y, Felician O, Poncet M, Ceccaldi M, Cozzone PJ. (2010). Impaired visual recognition memory in amnestic MCI is associated with subhippocampal metabolic changes on MRSI. Journal of Alzheimer's disease, 22(4), 1268-1279.

[23-2010] Guedj E, Barbeau EJ, Liegeois-Chauvel C, Bettus G, Bartolomei F, Ranjeva JP, Chauvel P Cozzone PJ, Mundler O, Guye M. (2010). Performance in recognition memory is correlated with entorhinal/perirhinal interictal metabolism in temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis. Epilepsy and Behavior, 19(4): 612-617.

[22-2010] Arsalidou M, Barbeau EJ, Bayless SJ, Taylor MJ. (2010). Brain responses differ to faces of mothers and fathers. Brain & Cognition, 74(1), 47-51.

[21-2010] Joubert S, Brambati S, Ansado J, Barbeau EJ, Felician O, Didic M, Lacombe J, Goldstein R, Chayer C, Kergoat MJ. (2010). The cognitive and neural expression of semantic memory impairment in mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychologia, 48, 978-988.


[20-2009] Kirchner H, Barbeau EJ, Thorpe SJ, Régis J, Liégeois-Chauvel C. (2009). Ultra-rapid sensory responses in the human FEF region. Journal of Neurosciences.  29(23), 7599-7606.

[19-2009] Guedj E, Barbeau EJ, Didic M, Felician O, de Laforte C, Ranjeva JP, Poncet M, Cozzone PJ, Mundler O, Ceccaldi M. (2009). Effects of medial temporal lobe degeneration on brain perfusion in amnestic MCI of AD type: deafferentation and functional compensation? European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 36, 1101-1112.

[18-2009] Taylor MJ, Arsalidou M, Morris D, Bayless SJ, Barbeau EJ. (2009). Neural correlates of personally familiar faces: parents, partner and own face. Human Brain Mapping, 30, 2008-2020.


[17-2007] Joubert S, Felician O, Barbeau EJ, Didic M, Poncet M, Ceccaldi M. (2008). Patterns of semantic memory impairment in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Behavioural Neurology, 19(1-2), 35-40.

[16-2007] Barbeau EJ, Taylor M, Régis J, Chauvel P, Liégeois-Chauvel C. (2008). Spatio-temporal dynamics of face recognition. Cerebral Cortex, 18, 997-1009.

 [15-2007] Barbeau EJ, Ranjeva PJ, Didic M, Confort-Gouny S, Felician O, Soulier E, Cozzone P, Ceccaldi M, Poncet M. (2008) Grey matter loss in amnestic MCI patients according to their profile of memory impairment. Neuropsychologia, 46, 1009-1019.


[14-2006] Joubert S, Felician O, Barbeau E, Ranjeva JP, Poncet M, Ceccaldi M. (2006). The right temporal lobe variant of frontotemporal dementia: Cognitive and neuroanatomical profile of three patients. Journal of Neurology, 253, 1447-1458.

[13-2006] Barbeau EJ, Didic M, Felician O, Tramoni E, Guedj E, Ceccaldi M, Poncet M. Pure progressive amnesia: An atypical amnestic syndrome? (2006). Cognitive Neuropsychology. 23, 1230–1247.

[12-2006] Guedj E, Barbeau EJ, Didic M, Felician O, de Laforte C, Ceccaldi M, Mundler O, Poncet M. (2006). Identification of subgroups in amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. Neurology, 67, 356–358.


[11-2005] Barbeau EJ, Felician O, Joubert S, Sontheimer A, Ceccaldi M, Poncet M (2005). Preserved visual recognition memory in a patient with hippocampal lesions. Hippocampus, 15, 587-596.

[10-2005] Barbeau E, Wendling F, Régis J, Duncan R, Poncet M, Chauvel P, Bartolomei F (2005). Recollection of vivid memories after perirhinal region stimulation: synchronization in the theta range of spatially distributed brain areas. Neuropsychologia, 43, 1329-1337.



[09-2004] Joubert S, Felician O, Barbeau E, Sontheimer A, Ceccaldi M, Poncet M. (2004). A longitudinal case study of right temporal variant frontotemporal degeneration. Neurology, 63, 1962-1965.

[08-2004] Bartolomei F, Barbeau E, Gavaret M, Guye M, Mac Gonigal A, Régis J, Chauvel P. (2004). Cortical stimulation study of the role of rhinal cortex in deja vu and reminiscence of memories. Neurology, 63, 858-864.


[07-2004] Joubert S, Mauries S, Barbeau E, Ceccaldi M, Poncet M. (2004). The role of context in remembering familiar persons: Insights from semantic dementia. Brain and Cognition. 55(2), 254-261.

[06-2004] Barbeau E, Didic M, Tramoni E, Felician O, Joubert S, Sontheimer A, Ceccaldi M, Poncet M. (2004). Evaluation of visual recognition memory in MCI patients. Neurology, 62, 1317-1322.

[05-2004] Barbeau E, Joubert S, Poncet M (2004). A single case study of diagonistic dyspraxia. Brain and Cognition, 54(3), 215-217.


[04-2003] Barbeau E, Giusiano B. (2003) Category-specific visual agnosia: lesion of the semantic memory versus extra-lesional variables in a case study and a connexionist model. Brain and Cognition, 53(3), 433-440.

[03-2003] Felician O, Barbeau E, Gavaret M, Pellissier JF, Tournier-Lasserve E, Poncet M, Ceccaldi M. (2003). A case of late-onset CADASIL with interhemispheric disconnection features. Journal of Neurology, 250(10), 1242-1244.

[02-2003] Joubert S, Barbeau E, Walter N, Ceccaldi M, Poncet M. (2003). Preservation of autobiographical memory in a case of pure progressive amnesia. Brain and Cognition, 53(2), 235-238.

[01-2003] Joubert S, Felician O, Barbeau E, Sontheimer A, Barton JJ, Ceccaldi M, Poncet M. (2003). Impaired configurational processing in a case of progressive prosopagnosia associated with predominant right temporal lobe atrophy. Brain, 126, 2537-2550.


emmanuel.barbeau "at" cnrs.fr

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