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Jemel, Boutheina

Ph.D. in cognitive Neuroscience

Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal
Research Center
site : Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies
Research laboratory in neurosciences and cognitive electrophysiology
7070 boul. Perras, Montreal (Quebec) H1E 1A4

Assistant Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, University of Montreal

Phone: 514-323-7260, ext. 2724

Research axis

Neurobiology and cognition

Areas of expertises

Autism - Perception and recognition of faces - Priming phenomena


  • Studying the spatio-temporal dynamics of face processing (CRSNG, principal Investigator, 2010-2015)
  • Subvention de fonctionnement (Autism Speaks, co-Investigator, 2008-2010)
  • Étude des interactions entre les niveaux de traitement de l'information visuelle et de la dynamique corticale dans l'autisme (Research Scholar, Junior 2 FRQS, 2007-2011)
  • Atypical low-level perception in autism: brain mechanisms and behavioral relevance (IRSC, co-Investigator, 2007-2012)



Pirmoradi, M., Jemel, B., Gallagher, A., Tremblay, J., D’Hondt, F., Nguyen, D. K., Beland, R., Lassonde, M. (2016). Verbal memory and verbal fluency tasks used for language localization and lateralization during magnetoencephalography. Epilepsy Res, 119, 1-9. Pubmed

Tessier, S., Lambert, A., Scherzer, P., Jemel, B., & Godbout, R. (2015). REM sleep and emotional face memory in typically-developing children and children with autism. Biol Psychol, 110, 107-114. Pubmed

Gilbert, A. C., Boucher, V. J., & Jemel, B. (2015). The perceptual chunking of speech: A demonstration using ERPs. Brain Res. Epub ahead of print. Pubmed


Busigny, T., Van Belle, G., Jemel, B., Hosein, A., Joubert, S., & Rossion, B. (2014). Face-specific impairment in holistic perception following focal lesion of the right anterior temporal lobe. Neuropsychologia. Epub ahead of print. Pubmed

Gilbert, A. C., Boucher, V. J., & Jemel, B. (2014). Perceptual chunking and its effect on memory in speech processing: ERP and behavioral evidence. Front Psychol, 5, 220. Pubmed


Rivest, J. B., Jemel, B., Bertone, A., McKerral, M., & Mottron, L. (2013). Luminance- and texture-defined information processing in school-aged children with autism. PLoS One, 8(10), e78978. Pubmed

Zerouali, Y., Lina, J. M., & Jemel, B. (2013). Optimal eye-gaze fixation position for face-related neural responses. PLoS One, 8(6), e60128. Pubmed

Massand, E., Bowler, D. M., Mottron, L., Hosein, A., & Jemel, B. (2013). ERP Correlates of Recognition Memory in Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. Epub ahead of print, Pubmed


Jemel, B., Mimeault, D., Saint-Amour, D., Mottron, L. (2012). VEP contrast sensitivity responses reveal reduced functional segregation of visual processing channels in autism. International Journal of Psychophysiology 85(3): 298-298.

Russo, N., Mottron, L., Burack, J. A., Jemel, B. (2012). Parameters of semantic multisensory integration depend on timing and modality order among people on the autism spectrum: Evidence from event-related potentials. Neuropsychologia 50(9): 2131-2141.  


Jemel, B., Mimeault, D., Saint-Amour, D., Hosein, A., & Mottron, L. (2010). VEP contrast sensitivity responses reveal reduced functional segregation of mid and high filters of visual channels in Autism. Journal of Vision, 10(6).


Jemel, B., Coutya, J., Langer, C., & Roy, S. (2009). From upright to upside-down presentation: A spatio-temporal ERP study of the parametric effect of rotation on face and house processing. BMC Neuroscience, 10(1), 100.

Jemel, B., Schuller, A., & Goffaux, V. (2009). Characterizing the Spatio-temporal Dynamics of the Neural Events Occurring prior to and up to Overt Recognition of Famous Faces. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Jul 30. Epub ahead of print.

Zerouali, Y., Jemel, B., & Godbout, R. (2009). The effects of early and late night partial sleep deprivation on automatic and selective attention: An ERP study. Brain Research, Sep 30. Epub ahead of print. - Pubmed


Brodeur M, Lepore F, Lepage M, Bacon BA, Jemel B, Debruille JB. (2008). "Alternative Mode of Presentation of Kanizsa Figures Sheds New Light on the Chronometry of the Mechanisms Underlying the Perception of Illusory Figures." Neuropsychologia. 46(2):554-66.


Jemel B, Mottron L, Dawson M. (2006) "Impaired Face Processing in Autism: Fact or Artifact? J Autism Dev Disord 36(1):91-106.

Lahaie, A, Mottron L, Arguin M, Berthiaume C, Jemel B, Saumier D. (2006) "Face Perception in High-Functioning Autistic Adults: Evidence for Superior Processing of Face Parts, not for a Configural Face-Processing Deficit". Neuropsychology. 20(1):30-41.


Jemel B, Pisani M, Rousselle L, Crommelinck M, Bruyer R. (2005) "Exploring the Functional Architecture of Person Recognition System with Event-Related Potentials in a Within- and Cross-Domain Self-Priming of Faces". Neuropsychologia 43(14):2024-40.


Goffaux V, Jemel B, Jacques C, Schyns PG. (2003) "ERP Evidence of Task Modulations on the Face Perceptual Processing at Different Spatial Scales." Cognitive Science 27(2): 313-325.

Jemel B, Pisani M, Calabria M, Crommelinck M, Bruyer R.(2003) "Is the N170 for Faces Cognitively Penetrable? Evidence from Repetition Priming of Mooney Faces of Familiar and Unfamiliar Persons." Cognitive Brain Research 17(2): 431-446.