My research training has been focussed on cognitive neuroscience, auditory processing and autism. For my PhD, I was interested in understanding how atypical auditory behaviours map onto cortical function. Considering the high rate of atypical reactions to sound among people with autism, I used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the organization of the auditory cortex in this population. Furthermore, I developed interests in both empirical and theoretical aspects of auditory cortical processing and investigated the functional specialization of human auditory cortex using quantitative meta-analysis.
Samson, F., Hyde, K.L., Bertone, A., Soulières, I., Mendrek, A., Ahad, P., Mottron, L. & Zeffiro, T.A. (2011) Atypical processing of auditory temporal complexity in autistics, Neuropsychologia, 49, 546-555
Samson, F., Zeffiro, T.A., Toussaint, A. & Belin, P. (2011) Stimulus complexity and categorical effects in human auditory cortex: an Actvation Likelihood Estimation meta-analysis , Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, 1, 241
Hyde, K.L., Samson, F., Evans, A.C. & Mottron, L. (2010) Neuroanatomical differences in young adults with high-functioning autism, Human Brain Mapping, 31(4), 556-66
Soulières, I., Dawson, M., Samson, F., Barbeau, E.B., Sahyoun, C., Strangman, G., Zeffiro, T.A. & Mottron, L. (2009) Enhanced perception contributes to fluid reasoning in autism, Human Brain Mapping, 30(12):4082-107
Samson, F., Mottron, L., Jemel, B., Belin, P. & Ciocca, V. (2006) Can spectro-temporal complexity explain the autistic pattern of performance on auditory tasks? Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 36(1), 65-76.
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