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List of Social Group Publications


El Zein M., Wyart V., Grèzes J., Anxiety dissociates the adaptive functions of sensory and motor response enhancements to social threats. eLife 4:e10274, (2015).

Chanel G., Pichon P., Conty L., Berthoz S., Chevallier C., Grèzes J., Classification of autistic individuals and controls using cross-task characterization of fMRI activity. Neuroimage: Clinical 10:77-88, (2015).

Eskenazi T., Montalan B., Jacquot A., Proust J., Grèzes J., Conty L., Social influence on metacognitive evaluations: the power of non-verbal cues. Quarterly journal of experimental psychology 23:1-35, (2015).

Jacquot A., Eskenazi T., Sales-Wuillemin E., Montalan B., Proust J., Grèzes J., Conty L., Source unreliability decreases but does not cancel the impact of social information on metacognitive evaluations. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1385, (2015).

Dezecache G., Jacob P., Grèzes J., Emotional contagion: its scope and limits. Trends Cogn Sci. 19(6):297-9, (2015).

El Zein M., Gamond L., Conty L., Grèzes J., Selective attention effects on early integration of social signals: same timing, modulated neural sources. Neuroimage. 106:182-8, (2015).


Dezecache G. , Eskenazi T. , Grèzes J., Emotional convergence: a case of contagion? Shared Representations: Sensorimotor Foundations of Social Life. Edited by Sukhvinder D. Obhi, Emily S. Cross, 03/2015; Cambridge University Press, (2015).

Grèzes J. ,Dezecache G. , Eskenazi T., Limbic to Motor Interactions during Social Perception Emotions Motivate Actions. Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference, Edited by Arthur W. Toga, 01/2015: pages 1027-1030; Academic Press: Elsevier, (2015).


Grèzes J., Valabrègue R., Gholipour B., Chevallier C., A direct amygdala-motor pathway for emotional displays to influence action: A diffusion tensor imaging study. Human Brain Mapping, 35(12), 5974-5983, (2014).

Grèzes J., Dezecache G., How do shared-representations and emotional processes cooperate in response to social threat signals?, Neuropsychologia, 55:105-114, (2014).

Martin J.-R., Dezecache G., Dokic J., Grèzes J., Prioritization of emotional signals by the human auditory system: Evidence from a perceptual hysteresis protocol, Evolution and Human Behavior, 35(6), 526-532, (2014).

Calmels C., Pichon S., Grèzes J., Can we simulate an action that we cannot temporarily perform?, Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology, 44(3), (2014).


Dezecache G., Conty L. & Grèzes J., Social affordances: is the mirror neuron system involved? Commentary on target article of Schilbach and colleagues, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(4), 417-418, (2013).

Dezecache G., Conty L., Chadwick M., Philip L., Soussignan R., Sperber D. & Grèzes J., Evidence for unintentional emotional contagion beyond dyads, PLoS ONE, 8(6), (2013).

Soussignan, R., Chadwick, M., Philip, L., Conty, L., Dezecache, G., and Grezes, J., Self-relevance appraisal of gaze direction and dynamic facial expressions: Effects on facial electromyographic and autonomic reactions, Emotion, 13(2), 330-337, (2013).

Grezes, J., Philip, L., Chadwick, M., Dezecache, G., Soussignan, R., and Conty, L., Self-relevance appraisal influences facial reactions to emotional body expressions, PLoS ONE, 8(2), (2013).

Dezecache, G. and Grezes, J., La communication emotionnelle ou le jeu des affordances sociales, Sante Mentale, 177, 26-31, (2013).


Conty, L., Dezecache, G., Hugueville, L., and Grezes, J., Early binding of gaze, gesture and emotion: neural time course and correlates, Journal of Neuroscience, 32(13), 4531-4539, (2012).

Grezes, J. and Dezecache, G., Communication emotionnelle: mecanismes cognitifs et cerebraux, in: Cognition Sociale et Neuropsychologie, ed. Gall, P.A.G.A.&.D.L., Solal: Marseille, (2012).

Grezes, J., Adenis, M., Pouga, L., and Armony, J., Self-relevance modulates brain responses to angry body expressions, Cortex, 49(8), 2210-2220, (2012).


Chevallier, C., Grezes, J., Molesworth, C., Berthoz, S., and Happe, F., Brief Report: Selective Social Anhedonia in High Functioning Autism, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, (2011).

Conty, L. and Grezes, J., Look at me, I will remember you: The perception of self-relevant social cues enhances memory and right hippocampal activity, Human Brain Mapping, 33(10), 2428-2440 (2011).

Grezes, J., Emotions motivate action and communication, Journal of Medical Science (Paris), 27(8-9), 683-4 (2011).

Pichon, S., Gelder, B.D., and Grezes, J., Threat prompts defensive brain responses independently of attentional control, Cerebral cortex, 22(2), 274-285, (2011).

Kret, M., Denollet, J., Grezes, J., and deGelder, B., The role of negative affectivity and social inhibition in perceiving social threat: an fMRI study, Neuropsychologia, 49, 1187-1193 (2011).

VandenStock, J., Tamietto, M., Sorger, B., Pichon, S., Grezes, J., and DeGelder, Cortico-subcortical visual, somatosensory and motor activations for perceiving dynamic whole-body emotional expressions with and without V1, PNAS, 108(39), 16188-1693,(2011).

Kret, M., Pichon, S., Grezes, J., and deGelder, B., Men fear other men most: Gender specific brain activations in perceiving threat from dynamic faces and bodies. An fMRI study., Frontiers in Emotion Science, 2, (2011).

Pingault, J., Pouga, L., Grezes, J., and Berthoz, S., Determination of emotional endophenotypes: A validation of the affective neuroscience personality scales and further perspectives, Psychological Assessment, (2011).


Kret, M., Pichon, S., Grezes, J., and deGelder, B., Similarities and differences from perceiving threat from dynamic faces and bodies. An fMRI study, NeuroImage, 54(2), 1755-1762, (2010).

Pouga, L., Berthoz, S., deGelder, B., and Grezes, J., Individual Differences in Socioaffective Skills Influence the Neural Bases of Fear Processing: The Case of Alexithymia, Human Brain Mapping, 31(10), 1469-81 (2010).

Conty, L., Grezes, J., and Sander, D., How does perceiving eye direction modulate emotion recognition? Commentary on target article of Niedenthal et al., Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33(6), 27-28 (2010).

Grynberg, D., Luminet, O., Corneille, O., Grezes, J., and Berthoz, S., Alexithymia in the interpersonal domain: A general deficit of empathy?, Personality and Individual Differences, 49(8), 845-850 (2010).


Pichon, S., deGelder, B., and Grezes, J., Two different faces of threat. Comparing the neural systems for recognizing fear and anger in dynamic body expressions, NeuroImage, 47, 1873-1883, (2009).

Grezes, J., Wicker, B., Berthoz, S., and deGelder, B., A failure to grasp the affective meaning of actions in autism spectrum disorder subjects, Neuropsychologia, 47(8-9), 1816-25 (2009).

VanDenStock, J., Peretz, I., Grezes, J., and deGelder, B., Instrumental music influences recognition of emotional body language., Brain Topography, 21(3-4), 216-20 (2009).

VanDeRiet, W., Grezes, J., and deGelder, B., Specific and common brain regions involved in the perception of faces and bodies and the representation of their emotional expressions., Social Neuroscience, 4(2), 101-20 (2009).


Pichon, S., deGelder, B., and Grezes, J., Emotional modulation of visual and motor areas by dynamic body expressions of anger, Social Neuroscience, 3(3), 199-212 (2008).

Morin, O. and Grezes, J., What is "mirror" in the premotor cortex? A review., Neurophysiologie Clinique, 38(3), 189-95 (2008).

Berthoz, S., Wessa, M., Kedia, G., Wicker, B., and Grezes, J., Cross-cultural validation of the empathy quotient in a French-speaking sample., Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 53(7), 469-77 (2008).

VanDenStock, J., Grezes, J., and deGelder, B., Human and animal sounds influence recognition of body language, Brain Research, 1242, 185-90 (2008).

deGelder, B., vandeRiet, W., Grezes, J., and Denollet, J., Decreased differential activity in the amygdala in response to fearful expressions in Type D personality, Neurophysiologie Clinique, 38(3), 163-9 (2008).


Grezes, J., Pichon, S., and deGelder, B., Perceiving fear in dynamic body expressions, NeuroImage, 35, 959-967 (2007).

VanHeijnsbergen, C., Meeren, H., Grezes, J., and deGelder, B., Rapid detection of fear in body expressions, an ERP study, Brain Research, 1186, 233-41 (2007).


Berthoz, S., Grezes, J., Armony, J.L., Passingham, R.E., and Dolan, R.J., Affective response to one s own moral violations, Neuroimage, 31(2), 945-50 (2006).

Decety, J. and Grezes, J., The power of simulation: Imagining one s own and other s behaviour., Special Issue of Cognitive Brain Research: Social Cognitive Neuroscience, 1079, 4-14 (2006).

Grezes, J., Berthoz, S., and Passingham, R., Amygdala activation when one is the target of deceit: did he lie to you or to someone else?, Neuroimage, 30(2), 601-8 (2006).

Calvo-Merino, B., Grezes, J., Glaser, D.E., Passingham, R.E., and Haggard, P., Seeing or doing? The influence of visual and motor familiarity in action observation, Current Biology, 16, 1905-10 (2006).


Calvo-Merino, B., Glaser, D.E., Grezes, J., Passingham, R.E., and Haggard, P., Action observation and acquired motor skills: an fMRI study with expert dancers., Cerebral Cortex, 15(8), 1243-9 (2005).

Grezes, J. and deGelder, B., Contagion motrice et emotionnelle. In: L autisme, De la recherche à la pratique, In Christian Andres, Catherine Barthelemy, Alain Berthoz, Jean Massion, Bernadette Roge, (2005).


Grezes, J., Frith, C., and Passingham, R.E., Brain mechanisms for inferring deceit in the actions of others, Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 5500-5505 (2004 ).

Grezes, J., Frith, C., and Passingham, R.E., Inferring false beliefs from the actions of oneself and others: An fMRI study., Neuroimage., 21(2), 744-50 (2004 ).


Grezes, J., Armony, J.L., Rowe, J., and Passingham, R.E., Activations related to “Mirror” and “Canonical” neurones in the human brain: a fMRI study., Neuroimage., 18, 928-937 (2003).

Grezes, J., Tucker, M., Armony, J.L., Ellis, R., and Passingham, R.E., Objects automatically potentiate action: an fMRI study of implicit processing, European Journal of Neuroscience, 17, 2735-2740 (2003 ).


Grezes, J. and Decety, J., Does visual perception of object afford action: Evidence from a neuroimaging study., Neuropsychologia, 40, 212-222 (2002 ).

Decety, J., Chaminade, T., Grezes, J., and Meltzoff, A., A PET Exploration of the Neural Mechanisms Involved in Reciprocal Imitation., Neuroimage, 15(1), 265-272 (2002 ).


Grezes, J. and Decety, J., Functional anatomy of execution, mental simulation, observation and verb generation of actions: A meta-analysis., Human Brain Mapping, 12, 42004 (2001 ).

Grezes, J., Fonlupt, P., Bertenthal, B., Delon-Martin, C., Segebarth, C., and Decety, J., Does perception of biological motion rely on specific brain regions?, Neuroimage, 13(5), 775-85 (2001 ).


Decety, J. and Grezes, J., Neural mechanisms subserving the perception of human actions., TICS, 3, 172-178 (1999 ).

Grezes, J., Costes, N., and Decety, J., The effects of learning and intention on the neural network involved in the perception of meaningless actions., Brain, 122, 1875-1887 (1999).


Grezes, J., Costes, N., and Decety, J., Top down effect of the strategy on the perception of human biological motion: a PET investigation., Cognitive Neuropsychology, 15, 553-582 (1998 ).


Decety, J., Grezes, J., Costes, N., Perani, D., Procyk, E., Grassi, F., Jeannerod, M., and Fazio, F., Brain activity during observation of actions. Influence of action content and subject’s strategy., Brain, 120, 1763-1777 (1997).