Dr. Germain Lefebvre

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Dr. Germain Lefebvre

Dr. Germain Lefebvre

Postdoctoral Neuroscientist

Germain originally graduated from the University of Lille, France, with a Bachelor's in Psychology. He then went on to complete a Master’s degree in Economics & Psychology at Paris I and Paris V Universities, followed by a Ph.D. in Economics at Paris II University. Germain has wide interests in the decision-making field, with most of his research falling between computational neuroscience and behavioural economics. During his doctoral and postdoctoral research, Germain was based both at the Laboratory of Mathematical Economics and Applied Microeconomics (Paris II) and the Laboratory of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience (ENS), where he investigated the learning mechanisms underlying the adoption of speculative behaviours together with those underlying the confirmation bias at the computational and neural level.

Here in the Unit, Germain’s research is focused on the computational underpinnings of the confirmation bias, in extended learning environments.

Key Research Areas
  • Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience
  • Neuroeconomics
Research Techniques
  • Behavioural Experiments
  • fMRI
  • Simulations
Head of Group

Recent Publications

Lefebvre G
Nioche A
Bourgeois-Gironde S
Palminteri S
2018. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 115:E11446-E11454.
Palminteri S
Lefebvre G
Kilford EJ
Blakemore SJ
2017. PLoS Comput. Biol., 13(8):e1005684.
Lefebvre G
Lebreton M
Meyniel F
Bourgeois-Gironde S
Palminteri S
2017. Nat. Hum. Behav., 1(4):0067