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Durham University

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Dr Soazig Casteau, Ph.D

Research Associate in the Department of Psychology

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Research Interest

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.

Education

2008-2012
Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology, Aix Marseille University (France).
PhD awarded with highest honors
Supervisor: Dr. Françoise Vitu (LPC, Cognitive Psychology Laboratory).


2007-2008
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


2006-2007
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.


2005-2006
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.


2004-2005
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.


2002-2004
French DEUG of Psychology (GCE Advanced Level + 2) at the University of Aix en Provence, France: certifying general knowledge in Psychology. 

 

Memberships

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Women in Science Database (WISDATABASE)

Member of the R-Ladies Global Organization

Research Groups

Department of Psychology

Research Interests

  • Oculomotor control
  • Saccadic eye movements
  • Visual attention
  • Visual perception

Selected Publications

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Selected Grants

  • 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.