Damien Marie, PhD 



Research gate webpage: here

Email: damien [dot] marie [at] unige [dot] ch



Post-doc: Team Cognition Comparée, Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive UMR 7290 CNRS Aix-Marseille University, France, with Dr. A. Meguerditchian

PhD in Neuroscience, Groupe d’Imagerie Neurofonctionelle UMR 5296 CNRS CEA University of Bordeaux, France, with Dr. N. Tzourio-Mazoyer

MSc in Neuroscience and Health Imaging, Groupe d’Imagerie Neurofonctionelle UMR 5296 CNRS CEA, University of Caen Normandy, France, with Dr. N. Tzourio-Mazoyer

BSc in Biology, University of Caen Normandy, France


Research Interests:

I am interested in the anatomy of auditory cortex areas, its development, inter-individual variability, plasticity, and how that relates to auditory function and to dysfunction, particularly in the domains of speech perception and more generally, language. The main topics that I have worked on, using MRI, are the relationships between the anatomy of Heschl’s gyrus on the one hand and brain function and behavior on the other hand, in humans (e.g. speech listening, handedness). I have also worked on the evolutionary origins of the anatomical properties of the planum temporale within a comparative evolutionary framework, comparing humans and Old World Monkeys (olive baboons), in order to shed light on the organization and evolution of the language system.



Marie D, Love A S, Roth M, Lacoste R, Nazarian B, Bertello A, Coulon O, Anton J-L, Meguerditchian A (2016) The average baboon brain: MRI templates and tissue probability maps from 89 individuals. NeuroImage. In press.

Marie D, Maingault S, Crivello F, Mazoyer B, Tzourio-Mazoyer N (2016) Surface-Based Morphometry of Cortical Thickness and Surface Area Associated with Heschl's Gyri Duplications in 430 Healthy Volunteers. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00069

Meguerditchian A, Bourjade M, Marie D, Love SA, Fresnais P, Plouvier M, Margiotoudi K, Roth M, Lacoste R, Nazarian B, Hopkins WD, Gaunet F, Coulon O, Anton J-L (2015) Brain, gestures & mouth in baboons (Papio anubis): what may it tell us about the origins of some language properties? 6th European Federation for Primatology Meeting, XXII Italian Association of Primatology Congress Rome, Italy, August 25-28, 2015: Abstracts. Folia Primatologica 86 (4):321-322. doi:10.1159/000435825

Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Joliot M, Marie D, Mazoyer B (2015) Variation in homotopic areas' activity and inter-hemispheric intrinsic connectivity with type of language lateralization: an FMRI study of covert sentence generation in 297 healthy volunteers. Brain Struct Funct. doi:10.1007/s00429-015-1068-x

Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Marie D, Zago L, Jobard G, Perchey G, Leroux G, Mellet E, Joliot M, Crivello F, Petit L, Mazoyer B (2015) Heschl's gyrification pattern is related to speech-listening hemispheric lateralization: FMRI investigation in 281 healthy volunteers. Brain Struct Funct 220 (3):1585-1599. doi:10.1007/s00429-014-0746-4

Marie D, Jobard G, Crivello F, Perchey G, Petit L, Mellet E, Joliot M, Zago L, Mazoyer B, Tzourio-Mazoyer N (2015) Descriptive anatomy of Heschl's gyri in 430 healthy volunteers, including 198 left-handers. Brain Struct Funct 220 (2):729-743. doi:10.1007/s00429-013-0680-x