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Josette PASTOR

Josette PASTOR


Josette PASTOR

PhD of University of Toulouse 3, "Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches" of University Rennes 1
Inserm research engineer
Office: E 307 (3rd floor)
Phone: +33 (0)5 62 74 61 97

Member of the Toulouse Local Ethic Committee "South-West and Overseas # 2"
Member of the ScienSAs' Association

Research Interests

Computational Neurosciences :
Modelling imprecise and uncertain information processing in large-scale cerebral networks (networks of cerebral regions)


Executive functions :
Uncovering subtle impairments of the high-level cognitive processes involved in goal-oriented behaviour, such as reasoning, decision-making, executive control (what allows one not to be distracted from the pursued goal and allows to inhibit actions that are incompatible with the goal), etc...


  • Discover early cognitive markers
  • Uncover subclinical executive impairments and allow objectifying some patients' complaints


Neuroergonomics in aeronautics

  • In cooperation with ISAE
  • Determine cerebral mechanisms underlying erroneous decision-making
  • Find the cerebral networks that subserve those mechanisms thanks to neuroimaging techniques


Technology transfer

Inventor of EARTH, a computerized-tests battery dedicated to executive functions assessment.
EARTH is a product sold by Inserm-Transfert (
EARTH, tests informatisés

Last updated February 24, 2016

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  • Causse, M., Péran, P., Dehais, F., Falletta-Caravasso, C., Zeffiro, T., Sabatini, U., Pastor, J. (2013). Affective decision making under uncertainty during a plausible aviation task: An fMRI study. NeuroImage, 71:19-29.

  • Scannella, S., Causse, M., Chauveau, N., Pastor, J., Dehais, F. (2013). Effects of the audiovisual conflict on auditory early processes. Int J Psychophysiol, 89(1):115-122.

  • Causse, M., Pavard, B., Sénard, J-M., Démonet, J-F., Pastor, J. (2012). Positive and negative emotion induction through avatars and its impact on reasoning performance: cardiovascular and pupillary correlates. Studia Psychologica, 54(1):37-51.

  • Causse, M., Dehais, F., & Pastor, J. (2011). Executive Functions and Pilot Characteristics Predict Flight Simulator Performance in General Aviation Pilots. The International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 21(3), 217-234.

  • Erny, J., Pastor, J., Prade, H. (2007). A Fuzzy Similarity-Based Modelling Framework for Large-Scale Cerebral Networks. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2007, 4669, 29-38.

  • Labatut, V., Pastor, J., Ruff, S., Demonet, J. F., & Celsis, P. (2004). Cerebral modeling and dynamic Bayesian networks. Artif Intell Med, 30(2), 119-139.

  • Pastor, J., Lafon, M., Trave-Massuyes, L., Demonet, J. F., Doyon, B., & Celsis, P. (2000). Information processing in large-scale cerebral networks: the causal connectivity approach. Biol Cybern, 82(1), 49-59.


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