Juan R. Vidal

Associate Professor at UCLy

4. Education, People and Support


Campus Lyon - Saint Paul
10 Place des archives 69002 Lyon


  • Member of Research group on Education, People and Support, UR CONFLUENCE Sciences et Humanités (EA 1598) Lyon Catholic University
  • Teacher-researcher, Département de Psychologie - Sciences Humaines et Sociales Lyon Catholic University

Further information

Research areas

Cognitive Neurosciences Cognitive Functions Attention and Consciousness Meditation and Hypnosis Creativity and Curiosity Learning and Memory Decision making, Perception, and Executive control Neuronal communication and Neuronal oscillatory synchronization Cognitive Psychology

Teaching areas

Statistics Behavioral Economics Neuroeconomics Human Physiology Neurosciences and Management Neuroethics and Neuropathology Social Neurosciences Epistemology of Biology Neuroscience and Creativity Neuroscience and AI Ethics of Animal Research Cognitive Psychology Cognitive Neuroscience Neurophysiology Neuroanatomy and Neuropsychology Neurosciences


Juan R. VIDAL is associate professor in cognitive neuroscience, membre of the research unit CONFLUENCE : Sciences et Humanités. He’s interested in the link between human behavior and underlying neuronal mechanisms of cognitive processes. He also teaches at Faculty of Psychology-Human Social Sciences and at ESTBB (UCLy).
  • Chapters
    • Chapters in proceedings of colloquiums / conferences / seminars / congresses
      • GEORGEON, Olivier, VIDAL, Juan R., KNOCKAERT, Titouan, ROBERTSON, Paul (2022). «Simultaneous Localization and Active Phenomenon Inference (SLAPI)». In : Kristinn Thorisson (dir.), Proceedings of the third International Workshop on Self-Supervised Learning. Reykjavik : Proceedings of Machine Learning Research (PMLR), 192, 77-88.  [+]
      • GAGNON, Philippe, GUILLERMIN, Mathieu, VIDAL, Juan R., GEORGEON, Olivier, DE MONTERA, Béatrice (2020). «Acquisition of Autonomy in Biotechnology and Artificial intelligence». In : IDREC (dir.), Proceedings of the 11th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2020. International Institute for Informatics and Systemics (IIIS), 2, 2, 168-172.  [+]
  • Articles
    • Articles in peer-reviewed journals
      • BAUER, Prisca R., SABOURDY, Cécile, CHATARD, Benoît, RHEIMS, Sylvain, LACHAUX, Jean-Philippe, VIDAL, Juan R., LUTZ, Antoine (2022). «Neural dynamics of mindfulness meditation and hypnosis explored with intracranial EEG: A feasibility study». Neuroscience Letters, 766, 136345.  [+]
      • KUZOVKIN, Ilya, VIDAL, Juan R., PERRONE-BERTOLOTTI, Marcela, KAHANE, Philippe, RHEIMS, Sylvain, ARU, Jaan, LACHAUX, Jean-Philippe, VICENTE, Raul (2020). «Identifying task-relevant spectral signatures of perceptual categorization in the human cortex». Scientific Reports, 10, 1, 7870.  [+]
      • PERRONE-BERTOLOTTI, M., EL BOUZAÏDI TIALI, S., VIDAL, Juan R., PETTON, M., CROIZE, A.c., DEMAN, P., RHEIMS, S., MINOTTI, L., BHATTACHARJEE, M., BACIU, M., KAHANE, P., LACHAUX, J.p. (2020). «A real-time marker of object-based attention in the human brain. A possible component of a “gate-keeping mechanism” performing late attentional selection in the Ventro-Lateral Prefrontal Cortex». NeuroImage, 210, 116574.  [+]
      • KUZOVKIN, Ilya, VICENTE, Raul, PETTON, Mathilde, LACHAUX, Jean-Philippe, BACIU, Monica, KAHANE, Philippe, RHEIMS, Sylvain, VIDAL, Juan R., ARU, Jaan (2018). «Activations of deep convolutional neural networks are aligned with gamma band activity of human visual cortex». Communications Biology, 1, 107, 1-12.  [+]
      • PERRONE-BERTOLOTTI, Marcela, KAUFFMANN, Louise, PICHAT, Cédric, VIDAL, Juan R., BACIU, Monica (2017). «Effective Connectivity between Ventral Occipito-Temporal and Ventral Inferior Frontal Cortex during Lexico-Semantic Processing. A Dynamic Causal Modeling Study». Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 1-13.  [+]
  • Communications (conferences, seminars, study days)
    • VIDAL, Juan R. (2023). Présidence de la séance "Identity and evolution of symbiotic partners". International Colloquium - "Symbioses, transdisciplinary prospects", UCLy et INRAE (dans le cadre du projet ANR METAGENOPOLIS), May 2023, Lyon, France.  [+]
    • DE MONTERA, Béatrice, ALLOUCHE, Sylvie, RAQUET, Michel, VIDAL, Juan R., BRUN, Claire (2021). «L'éthique en co-construction. Plateforme SOCA». Séminaire pluridisciplinaire de SOCA-MetaGenoPolis, UCLy, January 2021, Lyon, France [By invitation].
  • Coordination of scientific events
    • Membre du Comité Scientifique du Colloque SYMBIOSES, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2023
  • Scientific collaborations
    • Participation in subsidized research contracts / projects
      • Member : 2022 - 2025, Interaction entre Langage et Imagerie motrice pour améliorer l’apprentissage moteur et la compréhension du langage – LAMIInteraction entre Langage et Imagerie motrice pour améliorer l’apprentissage moteur et la compréhension du langage – LAMI, ANR-22-CE28-0026, led by LPNC - Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition (UMR 5105), in partnership with Université de Bourgogne
      • Member : 2021 - 2025, NHNAI - New Humanism at the time of Neurosciences and Artificial Intelligence, NHNAI, led by Fédération internationale des universités catholiques - FIUC, in partnership with Université de Rome LUMSA, Université Catholique de Lille (UCL), Université de Namur and Lyon Catholic University
      • Member : 2012 - 2024, Ethical and Social Acceptability Platform (SOCA) of the MetaGenoPolis Project, ANR -11-DPBS-0001, led by Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement (INRAE), in partnership with Lyon Catholic University and ICAN
    • Participation in other research projects
      • 2023, Evolution of Consent, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • Associate member of research networks / laboratories
      • Since 2016, Researcher, LPNC - Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition (UMR 5105), France
      • 2014 - 2016, Lecturer - Researcher, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), France
      • 2008 - 2013, Postdoctoral researcher, INSERM - Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, France
      • 2006 - 2008, Postdoctoral researcher, Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behavior, Netherlands
  • Editorial activities
    • Development activities of books / journals / articles
      • Reviewer of The Journal of Neuroscience, NeuroImage, Scientific Reports
  • Academic background
    • 2005 PhD, Cognitive Science, Title: "The end of a functional hierarchy: Neuronal Assemblies and the Organization of Information in Perception and Visual Memory. A Magnetoencephalography and Behavioral Study in Humans.", Pierre and Marie Curie University, France
    • 2002 Master in Cognitive Sciences, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France
    • 2001 Bachelor in Biology, University of Chile, Chile
  • Prizes & distinctions
    • 2002 - 2005 PhD scholarship, Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation (MESRI), France
  • Educational responsibilities and professional experiences
    • Since 2022 Teacher-researcher, Département de Psychologie - Sciences Humaines et Sociales, Lyon Catholic University, France
  • Teachings
    • Since 2022 Neurosciences, Cognitive Psychology, Human physiology, Statistics, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2017 - 2024 Human Physiology, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2017 - 2024 Statistics, Lyon Catholic University, France
  • Languages
    • French - Able to teach
    • Spanish - Able to teach
    • English - Able to teach
    • Flamand