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Cognition, Action, and sensorimotor plasticity

Jocelyne Ventre-Dominey

INSERM Senior Researcher PhD - HDR
Jocelyne Ventre Dominey email jocelyne.ventre-dominey{[at]} adresse Laboratoire INSERM U1093
Université de Bourgogne
Faculté des Sciences du Sport (UFR Staps)
BP 27877
21078 Dijon
bureau Room n°202


Jocelyne Ventre-Dominey is Senior Researcher at INSERM-U1093 in Dijon, France. She received her PhD at University Claude Bernard in Lyon in 1982. During her thesis, she described for the first time the role of the posterior cerebral cortex in vestibular function and its anatomical correlates as direct projections from cortex to the vestibular nuclei. During her 2 years post-doctorate in the Laboratory of Bio Engineering-Pavia University (Italy), she specialized in human vestibular function and computational neuroscience. She became full-time researcher at the French health Research Institute (INSERM) in 1986. As a visiting neuroscientist in 1989-1990, she worked with Pr David S. Zee at Johns Hopkins Hospital on oculomotor disorders of Parkinson disease. Her current research interest includes understanding the functional organisation of the cerebral cortex in multimodal representation and high-order cognitive function including language and memory. Her experimental work in human is directly involved in the current humanoid robot implementation (iCub) and in embodiment processing during robotic telepresence.


Cognitive Neurosciences, NeuroImaging, Sensori-Motor Systems, Spatial Cognition, Human, Robots.


  • Verwey, W. B.; Jouen, A. L.; Dominey, P. F. Ventre-Dominey J. (2019); Explaining the neural activity distribution associated with discrete movement sequences: Evidence for parallel functional systems. Cognitive Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience.19: 138-153.
  • Jouen, A. L.; Ellmore, T. M.; Madden-Lombardi, C. J., Pallier C., Dominey PF, Ventre-Dominey J. (2018) Beyond the word and image: II-Structural and functional connectivity of a common semantic system. Neuroimage.166: 185-197.
  • Madden-Lombardi CJ, Dominey PF, Ventre-Dominey J. (2017) Grammatical verb aspect and event roles in sentence processing. Plos One. 12(12) journal.pone.0189919.
  • Dominey PF, Paleologue V, Pandey, A K, Ventre-Dominey J. (2017) Improving Quality of Life with a Narrative Companion. 26th Ieee International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man): 127-134.
  • Ventre-Dominey J, Mollion H, Thobois S, Broussolle E. (2016) Distinct effects of dopamine vs STN stimulation therapies in associative learning and retention in Parkinson disease Behavioural Brain Research. 302: 131-141.
  • Madden-Lombardi C, Jouen AL, Dominey PF, Ventre-Dominey J. (2015) Sequential Coherence in Sentence Pairs Enhances Imagery during Comprehension: An Individual Differences Study. PLoS One. 10(9):e0138269.
  • Jouen AL, Ellmore TM, Madden CJ, Pallier C, Dominey PF, Ventre-Dominey J. (2015) Beyond the word and image: characteristics of a common meaning system for language and vision revealed by functional and structural imaging. Neuroimage.106:72-85
  • Ventre-Dominey J, Bourret S, Mollion H, Broussolle E, Dominey PF. (2014) Dissociable dorsal and ventral frontostriatal working memory circuits: Evidence from subthalamic stimulation in Parkinson's disease. Hum Brain Mapp. 35:552-566
  • C. Cian , A. Paillard , P.A. Barraud, P. Denise , J. Ventre-Dominey. (2014) Otolith signals contribute to inter-individual differences in spatial perception. Exp Brain Res. 232(3):1037-45
  • Ventre-Dominey J (2014) Vestibular Function in the Temporal and Parietal Cortex: Distinct Velocity and Inertial Processing Pathways. Front Integr Neurosci.

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