Robert Soussignan received his Ph.D. degree in science of life, and Diploma for research direction (HDR) from Paris V University, Paris, France. Soussignan is an Associate Professor at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne where he teaches Behavioral/Cognitive Neuroscience and Developmental Psychobiology in the Department of Psychology. He previously led researches on emotional development and psychophysiology of human emotions at the Emotion Center of the Salpêtrière Hospital (Paris VI: 2000–2008). He studied the role of perinatal experience/learning on the plasticity of emotional systems, the links between social cognition and emotional expression across development and during social interactions. He also investigated the facial (EMG, FACS), autonomic and neuropsychological (EEG) correlates of socioemotional processes in people having a dysregulated socioaffective functioning (eating disorders, sex offenders, autism spectrum disorders, and frontotemporal damage). He is now at the Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l?Alimentation (CNRS UMR 6265, Dijon, France) where he is involved in several research programs on typical and atypical development of sensory pleasure and reward processing, and he is also investigating the influence of social context on the communication of emotion and interpersonal matching.
Biography Updated on 8 January 2013