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I am a CNRS researcher working in the [**Laboratoire Parole et Langage** ](http://www.lpl-aix.fr/en/welcome-to-lpl/)in Aix-Marseille University and the Institute of Language, Communication and the Brain. I did a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from 2007 to 2011 at Aix-Marseille University under the supervision of Dr. Schön. My Ph.D. work focused on the implicit statistical learning of musical and linguistic structures in musicians and non-musicians. I studied adults and children using behavioral and electrophysiological measures in both cross-sectional and longitudinal designs. The results of this work gave rise to several publications in world-leading journals that became reference work in the music and neuroscience community. Importantly, my Ph.D. was part of a large research project supported by the French National Research Agency to Dr. Besson, which focused on music-induced brain plasticity and transfer of training from music to language. From 2013 to 2018, I did a post-doc in the University of Barcelona with Dr. Rodriguez-Fornells (Cognition and Brain plasticity group, Bellvitge Hospital) and Dr. Bosch (Attention, Perception and Acquisition of Language Lab, Sant Joan de Déu Hospital). I dedicated my postdoctoral period to the longitudinal study of speech segmentation based on statistical learning in full-term and preterm neonates. This was done thanks to a 2-year post-doctoral grant from the FYSSEN foundation followed by a Juan de la Cierva-incorporación 2015 with a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. I also coordinated a parallel project funded by the BIAL foundation to perform a multimodal neuroimaging study in children with perinatal stroke. **Project coordination** - **2020.** ANRJCJC BabyLang. From speech perception to vocabulary acquisition in infancy (PI: C. François: 260 k€). - **2020.** 80PRIME LangDev. De la perception de la parole chez le bébé à l’acquisition du vocabulaire chez l’enfant, un projet interdisciplinaire. (PI : C. François & L. Prévot; 44 k€). - **2016.** PERIS program.Reorganización estructural y funcional después de un infarto isquémico perinatal en niños de 3 años. (PI: C. François, 75 k€). - **2016.** MINECO, Spanish Government. Electrophysiological dynamics of speech segmentation in full-term and moderate preterm infants. (PI: C. François; 33.5 k€). - **2013.** FYSSEN foundation. Developmental dynamics of speech and song segmentation in full-term and pre-term neonates: an electrophysiological longitudinal project. (PI: C. François; 50 k€). **Project participation** - **2019.** ANR2019, From lip- to script-reading: An integrative view of audio-visual associations in language processing. (PI: C. Pattamadilok, 342 k€). - **2018.** Sociedad Española de Neuroradiologia. Using fMRI and DTI to predict the success of cochlear implantation in children. (PI: M. Rebollo, 15 k€). - **2016.** La Marato-TV3-2016. Playing and Singing for the Recovering Brain: Efficacy of Enriched Social-Motivational Musical Interventions in Stroke Rehabilitation (PIs: Rodriguez-Fornells, T. Särkämö, J.L. Arcos; 399 k€). - **2007.** ANR-NEURO, 2007, MUSAPDYS (PI: M. Besson, 375 k€). **Evaluation Activities** - Expert ANR (French National Research Agency) for "Young Researchers" calls. - Expert MINECO (Spanish National Research Agency) - Expert ERC 2018 for Starting grants - Reviewer for journals: Science in Translational Medicine, Imaging Neuroscience, Developmental Science, PlosOne, Cerebral Cortex, NeuroImage, NeuroImage Clinical, journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Scientific Reports, Infant Behavior and Development, Neuropsychologia, Brain Research, Biological Psychology, Ear and Hearing, Music Perception, Cognitive and Affective Behavioral Neuroscience, Hearing Research, Language Learning etc... **Ph.D. Supervision** - Neus Ramos-Escobar \[2016-2021\]. Neural signatures of word learning and speech segmentation mechanisms in adults and children, an ERP and oscillatory approach. (co-supervised with Dr. Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells) - Estelle Hervé \[2020-\]. De la perception de la parole chez le bébé à l’acquisition du vocabulaire chez l’enfant, un projet interdisciplinaire. (co-supervised with Prof. Laurent Prévot, 80PRIME CNRS grant) - Giulia Danielou \[2022-\]. Impact of preterm birth on early language development. (co-supervised with Dr. Chotiga Pattamadilok, ANR Babylang) **Other Supervision** - Nagore Navarrete-Herrero \[2016\]. Master 2 Neuroscience, University of Barcelona - Enara Garcia \[2014\]. Master 2 Neuroscience, University of Barcelona - Thibault Beretti [2022]. Master 2 Neuroscience, Aix-Marseille University - Lise Tonnellotto [2022]. Master 2 Neurophysiologie et Neurosciences cliniques, Université Toulouse 2 - William Rosalen [2023]. Master 2 Neuroscience, Aix-Marseille University - Eulalie Pequay [2023]. Master 1 Neuroscience, Aix-Marseille University - Lucie Delefosse-Touni [2024]. Master 2 Neuroscience, Aix-Marseille University

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Hippocampal and auditory contributions to speech segmentation

Neus Ramos-Escobar , Manuel Mercier , Agnès Trébuchon-Fonséca , Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells , Clément François
Journal articles hal-03604957v1
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Challenges and new perspectives of developmental cognitive EEG studies

Estelle Hervé , Giovanni Mento , Béatrice Desnous , Clément François
NeuroImage, 2022, pp.119508. ⟨10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119508⟩
Journal articles hal-03737844v1
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Good scientific practice in EEG and MEG research

Guiomar Niso , Laurens R Krol , Etienne Combrisson , A Sophie Dubarry , Madison A Elliott
NeuroImage, 2022, 257, pp.119056. ⟨10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119056⟩
Journal articles hal-03764703v1
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The interplay between domain-general and domain-specific mechanisms during the time-course of verbal associative learning: An event-related potential study

Neus Ramos-Escobar , Matti Laine , Mariana Sanseverino-Dillenburg , David Cucurell , Clément François
NeuroImage, 2021, 242, pp.118443. ⟨10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118443⟩
Journal articles hal-03334736v1
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Oscillatory activity and EEG phase synchrony of concurrent word segmentation and meaning-mapping in 9-year-old children

Neus Ramos-Escobar , Emma Segura , Guillem Olivé , Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells , Clément François
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2021, 51, pp.101010. ⟨10.1016/j.dcn.2021.101010⟩
Journal articles hal-03334735v1
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Attenuated brain responses to speech sounds in moderate preterm infants at term age

Clément François , Antoni Rodriguez‐fornells , Maria Teixidó , Thaïs Agut , Laura Bosch
Developmental Science, 2021, 24 (1), ⟨10.1111/desc.12990⟩
Journal articles hal-02881530v1
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Signatures of brain plasticity supporting language recovery after perinatal arterial ischemic stroke

Clément François , Alfredo Garcia-Alix , Laura Bosch , Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells
Brain and Language, 2021, 212, pp.104880. ⟨10.1016/j.bandl.2020.104880⟩
Journal articles hal-02992134v1
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Arcuate fasciculus architecture is associated with individual differences in pre-attentive detection of unpredicted music changes

Lucía Vaquero , Neus Ramos-Escobar , David Cucurell , Clément François , Vesa Putkinen
NeuroImage, 2021, 229, pp.117759. ⟨10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.117759⟩
Journal articles hal-03132095v1
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Right Structural and Functional Reorganization in Four-Year-Old Children with Perinatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke Predict Language Production

Clément François , Pablo Ripollés , Laura Ferreri , Jordi Muchart , Joanna Sierpowska
eNeuro, 2019, 6 (4), pp.ENEURO.0447-18.2019. ⟨10.1523/ENEURO.0447-18.2019⟩
Journal articles hal-04066430v1
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La relevancia de la música en el desarrollo lingüístico de los bebés

Clément François
Llengua, Societat i Comunicació, 2019, Noves perspectives a l'entorn de l'aprenentatge inicial del llenguatge, 17
Journal articles hal-02447007v1
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White-matter pathways and semantic processing: intrasurgical and lesion-symptom mapping evidence

Joanna Sierpowska , Andreu Gabarrós , Alejandro Fernández-Coello , Àngels Camins , Sara Castañer
Neuroimage-Clinical, 2019, 22, pp.101704. ⟨10.1016/j.nicl.2019.101704⟩
Journal articles hal-02060847v1
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Right Structural and Functional Reorganization in Four-Year-Old Children with Perinatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke Predict Language Production

Clément François , Pablo Ripollés , Laura Ferreri , Jordi Muchart , Joanna Sierpowska
eNeuro, 2019, 6 (4), pp.ENEURO.0447-18.2019. ⟨10.1523/ENEURO.0447-18.2019⟩
Journal articles hal-02281924v1
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Behavioral and electrophysiological investigation of speech perception deficits in silence, noise and envelope conditions in developmental dyslexia

Aline Frey , Clément François , Julie Chobert , Mireille R Besson , Johannes Ziegler
Neuropsychologia, 2019, 130, pp.3-12. ⟨10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.07.033⟩
Journal articles hal-02171878v1
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Tracking the microstructural properties of the main white matter pathways underlying speech processing in simultaneous interpreters

Stefan Elmer , Jürgen Hänggi , Lucía Vaquero , Guillem Olivé Cadena , Clément François
NeuroImage, 2019, 191, pp.518-528. ⟨10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.02.056⟩
Journal articles hal-02099969v1
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Music Training Positively Influences the Preattentive Perception of Voice Onset Time in Children with Dyslexia: A Longitudinal Study

Aline Frey , Clément François , Julie Chobert , Jean-Luc Velay , Michel Habib
Brain Sciences, 2019, 9 (4), pp.91. ⟨10.3390/brainsci9040091⟩
Journal articles hal-02108125v1
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Theta Coherence Asymmetry in the Dorsal Stream of Musicians Facilitates Word Learning

Stefan Elmer , Joëlle Albrecht , Seyed Abolfazl Valizadeh , Clément François , Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells
Scientific Reports, 2018, 8, pp.4565. ⟨10.1038/s41598-018-22942-1⟩
Journal articles hal-02062420v1
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White-matter structural connectivity predicts short-term melody and rhythm learning in non-musicians

Lucía Vaquero , Neus Ramos-Escobar , Clément François , Virginia Penhune , Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells
NeuroImage, 2018, 181, pp.252-262. ⟨10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.06.054⟩
Journal articles hal-02099977v1
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Auditory Target and Novelty Processing in Patients with Unilateral Hippocampal Sclerosis: A Current-Source Density Study

Adrià Vilà-Balló , Clément François , David Cucurell , Júlia Miró , Mercè Falip
Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, pp.1612. ⟨10.1038/s41598-017-01531-8⟩
Journal articles hal-02062426v1
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Neurophysiological evidence for the interplay of speech segmentation and word-referent mapping during novel word learning

Clément François , Toni Cunillera , Enara Garcia , Matti Laine , Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells
Neuropsychologia, 2017, 98, pp.56-67. ⟨10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.10.006⟩
Journal articles hal-03529846v1
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Enhanced Neonatal Brain Responses To Sung Streams Predict Vocabulary Outcomes By Age 18 Months

Clément François , Maria Teixidó , Sylvain Takerkart , Thaïs Agut , Laura Bosch
Scientific Reports, 2017, 7 (1), ⟨10.1038/s41598-017-12798-2⟩
Journal articles hal-01793454v1
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Structural neuroplasticity in expert pianists depends on the age of musical training onset

Lucía Vaquero , Karl Hartmann , Pablo Ripollés , Núria Rojo , Joanna Sierpowska
NeuroImage, 2016, 126, pp.106-119. ⟨10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.11.008⟩
Journal articles hal-02099985v1

Language learning and brain reorganization in a 3.5-year-old child with left perinatal stroke revealed using structural and functional connectivity

Clément François , Pablo Ripollés , Laura Bosch , Alfredo Garcia-Alix , Jordi Muchart
Cortex, 2016, 77, pp.95-118. ⟨10.1016/j.cortex.2016.01.010⟩
Journal articles hal-04446595v1
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Musical training as an alternative and effective method for neuro-education and neuro-rehabilitation

Clément François , Jennifer Grau-Sánchez , Esther Duarte , Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells
Frontiers in Psychology, 2015, 6, pp.475. ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00475⟩
Journal articles hal-02062428v1

Twelve Months of Active Musical Training in 8-to 10-Year-Old Children Enhances the Preattentive Processing of Syllabic Duration and Voice Onset Time

Julie Chobert , Clément François , Jean-Luc Velay , Mireille R Besson
Cerebral Cortex, 2014, 24 (4), pp.956-967. ⟨10.1093/cercor/bhs377⟩
Journal articles hal-01384040v1
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Neural sensitivity to statistical regularities as a fundamental biological process that underlies auditory learning: The role of musical practice

Clément François , Daniele Schön
Hearing Research, 2014, Music: A window into the hearing brain, 308, pp.122-128. ⟨10.1016/j.heares.2013.08.018⟩
Journal articles hal-02062416v1
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Metrical Presentation Boosts Implicit Learning of Artificial Grammar

Tatiana Selchenkova , Clément François , Daniele Schön , Alexandra Corneyllie , Fabien Perrin
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9 (11), pp.e112233. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0112233⟩
Journal articles hal-02062411v1
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Metrical Presentation Boosts Implicit Learning of Artificial Grammar

Tatiana Selchenkova , Clément François , Daniele Schön , Alexandra Corneyllie , Fabien Perrin
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9 (e112233 ), ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0112233⟩
Journal articles hal-01242894v1
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Faster Sound Stream Segmentation in Musicians than in Nonmusicians

C. François , Florent Jaillet , Sylvain Takerkart , Daniele Schön
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9 (7), pp.e101340. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0101340⟩
Journal articles hal-02062401v1
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Music Training for the Development of Speech Segmentation

Clément François , Julie Chobert , Mireille R Besson , Daniele Schön
Cerebral Cortex, 2013, 23 (9), pp.2038-2043. ⟨10.1093/cercor/bhs180⟩
Journal articles hal-01384105v1
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Cognitive and methodological considerations on the effects of musical expertise on speech segmentation

Clément François , Barbara Tillmann , Daniele Schön
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2012, The Neurosciences and Music IV Learning and Memory, 1252 (1), pp.108-115. ⟨10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06395.x⟩
Journal articles hal-02062407v1

Deficit in the preattentive processing of syllabic duration and VOT in children with dyslexia

Julie Chobert , Clément François , Michel Habib , Mireille R Besson
Neuropsychologia, 2012, 50 (8), pp.2044-2055. ⟨10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.05.004⟩
Journal articles hal-01384132v1
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Musical Expertise Boosts Implicit Learning of Both Musical and Linguistic Structures

Clément François , D Schon
Cerebral Cortex, 2011, 21, pp.2357 - 2365. ⟨10.1093/cercor/bhr022⟩
Journal articles hal-03053499v1
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Enhanced Passive and Active Processing of Syllables in Musician Children

Julie Chobert , Céline Marie , Clément François , Daniele Schön , Mireille R Besson
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2011, 10, pp.420 - 3887. ⟨10.1162/jocn_a_00088⟩
Journal articles hal-01382742v1
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Musical Expertise and Statistical Learning of Musical and Linguistic Structures

Daniele Schön , Clément François
Frontiers in Psychology, 2011, 2, pp.167. ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00167⟩
Journal articles hal-02062405v1
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La musique comme outil thérapeutique durant la petite enfance

Clément François , Solène Pichon
E. Bigand; G. Mick. Musique science et santé, Dunod, inPress, Nouveaux chemins de la santé, 9782100800261
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Chapter 5. The role of prosody in early speech segmentation and word-referent mapping

Maria Teixidó , Clément François , Laura Bosch , Claudia Männel
Edited by Pilar Prieto and Núria Esteve-Gibert. The Development of Prosody in First Language Acquisition, pp.79 - 100, 2018, ⟨10.1075/tilar.23.05tei⟩
Book sections hal-03053945v1

Influence of musical expertise on the perception of pitch duration and intensity variations in speech and harmonic sounds

Mireille R Besson , Julie Chobert , François Clément , Corine Astésano , Céline Marie
Corine Astésano; Mélanie Jucla. Neuropsycholinguistic Perspectives on Language Cognition: Essays in honour of Jean-Luc Nespoulous, Psychology Press, pp.88-102, 2017, 9780815356974
Book sections hal-02159899v1
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Neurosciences de la musique

Clément François , Daniele Schön
Eric Tardif et Pierre-André Doudin. Neurosciences et cognition, Perspectives pour les sciences de l'éducation, De Boeck superieur, 2016, 9782807301801
Book sections hal-03104939v1