Juan R. Vidal

Associate Professor at UCLy


Campus Lyon - Saint Paul
10 Place des archives 69002 Lyon


  • Member of the Research group on Education, People and Support, UR CONFLUENCE : Sciences et Humanités (EA 1598) 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

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
  • Chapters
    • Contributions to conference proceedings
      • 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, 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.  [+]
  • Scientific collaborations
    • Participation in subsidized research contracts / projects
      • Member : 2021 - 2025, NHNAI - New Humanism at the time of Neurosciences and Artificial Intelligence, NHNAI, led by Lyon Catholic University and Fédération internationale des universités catholiques - FIUC, in partnership with Université de Rome LUMSA, Université Catholique de Lille (UCL) and Université de Namur
      • 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
    • Associate member of research networks / laboratories
      • Since 2016, Researcher, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), 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 (The)
  • Academic background
    • 2001 Bac+4 Equivalent, Biology,Neurobiology, University of Chile, Chile
  • Languages
    • French - Able to teach
    • Spanish - Able to teach
    • English - Able to teach
    • Flamand