Dr Soazig Casteau, Ph.D
My research is at the intersection between psychology and neuroscience, I am interested in the properties of the saccadic system trying to establish a low level approach to study the underlying processes guiding eye movements in simple and complex visual scenes.
Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology, Aix Marseille University (France).
PhD awarded with highest honors
Supervisor: Dr. Françoise Vitu (LPC, Cognitive Psychology Laboratory).
2nd year of Master's degree in Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology, Aix-Marseille University (France).
Internship and Master's thesis performed in the Cognitive Psychology Laboratory (LPC), supervisor: Dr. Françoise Vitu
2nd year of Master's degree in Developmental Psychology, Aix Marseille University (France).
Internship and Master's thesis performed in the Center of Research in psychology, language and emotion (Psyclé), supervisor: Prof. Jacques Vauclair.
1st year of Master's degree in Developmental Psychology, Aix-Marseille University (France).
150 hours internship in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department - Hospital La Conception, Marseille (France), supervisor: Frédérique Pasturel.
Bachelor of science in Psychology (in French: Licence de Psychologie, GCE Advanced Level + 3) at the University of Aix en Provence, France: certifying general knowledge in Psychology.
French DEUG of Psychology (GCE Advanced Level + 2) at the University of Aix en Provence, France: certifying general knowledge in Psychology.
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Women in Science Database (WISDATABASE)
Member of the R-Ladies Global Organization
Department of Psychology
- Oculomotor control
- Saccadic eye movements
- Visual attention
- Visual perception
- Smith, D.T. & Casteau, S. (2019). The effect of offset cues on saccade programming and covert attention. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 72(3): 481-490.
- Casteau, S. & Smith, D.T. (2018). Covert Attention Beyond the Range of Eye-movements: Evidence for a Dissociation between Exogenous and Endogenous orienting. Cortex
- Vitu, F., Casteau, S., Adeli, H., Zelinsky, G. & Castet, E. (2017). The magnification-factor accounts for the greater hypometria and imprecision of larger saccades: Evidence from a parametric human-behavioral study. Journal of Vision 17(4:2): 1-38.
- Tandonnet C., Casteau S. & Vitu F. (2013). On the limited effect of stimulus boundaries on saccade metrics. Journal of Vision 13(12): 1-11.
- Casteau, S. & Vitu, F. (2012). On the effect of remote and proximal distractors on saccadic behavior: A challenge to neural-field models. Journal of Vision 12(12): 1-33.
- 2015: Experimental Psychology Society small grant attributed to R. Walker and S. Casteau. Project title: “What modulates temporal and spatial programming of a saccadic eye movement investigating the effect of an irrelevant distractor in a visual scene”.
- 2013: Post-doctoral grant from the Fyssen foundation (private French foundation) Project title: “Identifying the basic neural mechanisms of the generation of saccadic eye movement in Humans: behavioral and neuro-imaging approaches “
- 2008: Ph.D grant from the French Ministry of Research (MENRT). Doctoral dissertation research: Studies on the mechanisms of generation of saccadic movements in Humans: Effects of the properties of the configuration on saccade latency and metrics.