Manuel R. Mercier
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My general scientific interest is to understand the orchestration of
neuronal integration processes with a specific interest in neuronal oscillations.
To this aim, I am studying the influence of cognitive functions
(attention, memory … ) on multisensory interactions using psychophysics
and electrophysiological approaches in human.
I was originally trained in neurophysiology at University Paris XI Orsay. After obtaining the Master in Cognitive Sciences of Paris in 2003, I completed my PhD at Ecole
Polytechnique de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2009, supervised by Prof. Olaf
My thesis examined visual processing using EEG and clinical approaches in collaboration with Christoph Michel at the Geneva University Hopsital. I then worked as a post-doctoral
research fellow with Prof. John Foxe and Sophie Molholm at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, USA).
There I studied the role of neuronal oscillations on multisensory integration using ECoG and EEG. Next, I worked with Fred Lado and Ashesh Mehta
to develop multimodal tools for human intracranial investigations (electrophysiology, electrical
stimulatiion, fMRI, TEP). Thanks
to David Groppe, this collaborative framework is being materialized through the ongoing release of an open toolbox for localizing and visualizing human intracranial data.
MR, Bickel S, Megevand P, Groppe DM, Schroeder CE, Mehta AD, Lado FA
(2016) Evaluation of cortical Local Field Potential diffusion in
Stereotactic Electro-EncephaloGraphy recordings: a glimpse on white
matter signal. Neuroimage 147:219-232
- Mercier MR, Schwartz S,
Spinelli L, Michel CM, Blanke O (2016) Dorsal and ventral stream
contributions to form-from-motion perception in a patient with
form-from motion deficit: a case report. Brain Structure and Function
- Groppe DM, Bickel S, Dykstra AR, Wang X, Megevand P,
Mercier MR, Lado FA, Mehta AD, Honey CJ (2016) iELVis: An open source
MATLAB toolbox for localizing and visualizing human intracranial
electrode data. bioRxiv 069179
- Mercier MR, Molholm S,
Fiebelkorn IC, Butler JS, Schwartz TH, Foxe JJ (2015) Neuro-oscillatory
phase alignment drives speeded multisensory response times: an
electro-corticographic investigation. J Neurosci 35:8546-57
GN, Butler JS, Mercier MR, Molholm S, Foxe JJ (2015) Spatio-temporal
dynamics of adaptation in the visual system: A high-density electrical
mapping study. Eur J Neurosci 41:925-39
- Molholm S, Mercier MR,
Liebenthal E, Schwartz TH, Ritter W, Foxe JJ, De Sanctis P (2014)
Mapping phonemic processing zones along human perisylvian cortex: an
electro-corticographic investigation. Brain, Structure and
- Altschuler TS, Molholm S, Butler
JS, Mercier MR, Brandwein AB, Foxe JJ (2014) The effort to close the
gap: Tracking the development of illusory contour from childhood to
adulthood with high-density electrical mapping. Neuroimage 90: 360-73
B, Mercier MR, Blanke O, Berthoz A (2014) The cognitive and neural time
course of empathy and sympathy: an electrical neuroimaging study on
self-other interaction. Neuroscience. 16;267:286-306
A, vanGerven MAJ, Aarnoutse EJ, Mercier MR, Schwartz TH, Foxe JJ,
Ramsey NF, Jensen O (2013) Propagating neocortical gamma bursts are
coordinated by traveling alpha waves. J Neurosci 33:18849-54
MR, Foxe JJ, Fiebelkorn IC, Butler JS, Schwartz TH, Molholm S (2013).
Auditory-driven phase reset in visual cortex: Human
electrocorticography reveals mechanisms of early multisensory
integration. Neuroimage 79:19-29.
- Fiebelkorn IC, Snyder AC,
Mercier MR, Butler JS, Molholm S, Foxe JJ (2013) Cortical
cross-frequency coupling predicts perceptual outcomes. Neuroimage
- Butler JS, Foxe JJ, Fiebelkorn IC, Mercier MR,
Molholm S (2012) Multisensory representation of frequency across
audition and touch: high density electrical mapping reveals early
sensory-perceptual coupling. J Neurosci 32:15338-44.
- Lopez C,
Mercier MR, Halje P, Blanke O (2011) Spatiotemporal dynamics of visual
vertical judgments: early and late brain mechanisms as revealed by
high-density electrical neuroimaging. Neuroscience 181:134-149.
IC, Foxe JJ, Butler JS, Mercier MR, Snyder AC, Molholm S (2011) Ready,
set, reset: stimulus-locked periodicity in behavioral performance
demonstrates the consequences of cross-sensory phase reset. J Neurosci
- Butler JS, Molholm S, Fiebelkorn IC, Mercier MR,
Schwartz TH, Foxe JJ (2011) Common or redundant neural circuits for
duration processing across audition and touch. J Neurosci 31:3400-06.
B, Mercier MR, Jorland G, Berthoz A, Blanke O (2010) Mental imagery of
self-location during spontaneous and active self-other interactions: an
electrical neuroimaging study. J Neurosci 30:7202-14.
- Plomp G,
Mercier MR, Otto TU, Blanke O, Herzog MH (2009) Non-retinotopic feature
integration decreases response-locked brain activity as revealed by
electrical neuroimaging. Neuroimage 48:405-414.
- Mercier M, Schwartz S, Michel CM, Blanke O (2009) Motion direction tuning in human visual cortex. Eur J Neurosci 29:424-434.
- Dieguez S, Mercier MR, Newby N, Blanke O (2009) Feeling numbness for someone else's finger. Curr Biol 19:R1108-1109.
C, Bachofner C, Mercier M, Blanke O (2009) Gravity and observer's body
orientation influence the visual perception of human body postures. J
Vis 9:1 1-14.
- Morel S, Ponz A, Mercier M, Vuilleumier P, George
N (2009) EEG-MEG evidence for early differential repetition effects for
fearful, happy and neutral faces. Brain Res 1254:84-98.
O, Brooks A, Mercier M, Spinelli L, Adriani M, Lavanchy L, Safran AB,
Landis T (2007) Distinct mechanisms of form-from-motion perception in
human extrastriate cortex. Neuropsychologia 45:644-653.