Mélanie JUCLA

  • Lecturer in Language Sciences
  • Contact details

    Address
    Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès Maison de la Recherche, bureau E 1.15 5 allées Antonio Machado 31058 TOULOUSE Cedex 9
    Office
    E 1.15
    Phone
    05.61.50.24.69
    Email
    melanie.jucla@univ-tlse2.fr

    Taught academic discipline(s)

    -Psycholinguistics (L2 and M1 in Language Sciences, M2 of Neuropsychology and clinical neuroscience, Toulouse)
    -Neurolinguistics and written language disorders (M1 in Language Sciences)
    -Methods in linguistics (L1 in LS)
    -Development and Origin of Language (L1 in LS)
    -Morphology (L2 in LS).
    -Introduction to morphology, syntax and semantics (1st year of language and speech therapy institute)

    Research topics

    My theoretical and methodological background comes from psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics and neuropsychology of language.

    My favorite research topics are:
    • Memory and language deficits in neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer's disease, primary progressive aphasia).
    • Written language learning disorders (developmental dyslexia): phonemic awareness and visual attention span disorders, dyslexia remediation, procedural learning and memory in dyslexia and developmental coordination disorders.
    • Shared and specific processes in written versus oral language production.

    Methods used: expérimental psycholinguistics, corpus analysis, neuroimaging (EEG, fMRI).

    Activities / Resume


    Current research projects

    TellMA "Neuropsycholinguistic study of discourse in Alzheimer's disease" (PI: M. Jucla, grant from Région Midi-Pyrénées, UT2J, Inserm and ISCT, 2015-2017; co-PIs : Pr. Jérémie Pariente and Patrice Péran; Inserm ToNIC UMR 1214, CHU Toulouse).

    Co-PI of DYSTAC-MAP project "Neurocognitive study of procedural learning and memory in developemental dyslexia and developmental coordiEtude neurocognitive de l'apprentissage procédural et de la mémoire procédurale dans la Dyslexie et le Trouble de l'Acquisition de la Coordination" (PI : Pr Y. Chaix, financement ANR 2014-2018)

    Loquace « Interdependency between language and memory in neurodegenerative disorders : behavioral and neuroimaging studies" doctoral thesis in Neurosciences of Aurélie Pistono, co-supervisor Pr J. Pariente. (grant from MSHS-T).

    Neuroscribe : Neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic study of written word production (with Samuel Planton, Dr in Neuropsychology and Christiane Soum, Lecturer in Language Sciences). Grants from the MSHS-T and the ISCT.


    Collaborations

    I'm working with reasearchers from different labs on different topics such as word identification in dyslexic children, neuro-functionnal correlates of reading and handwriting, language disorders in neurodegenrative deseases.
    • URI Octogone-Lordat, Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès with  C. Soum (MCF), B. Köpke (PR) and J.-L. Nespoulous (PR émérite).
    • UMR 1214 Inserm ToNIC and CHU de Toulouse with Pr. Y. Chaix (PU-PH), Pr. J. Pariente (MCU-PH), Dr. P. Péran (CR1), C. Bezy (orthophoniste), Dr. Jean-Michel Albaret (MCF) and Dr. Jessica Tallet (MCF).
    • CerCo laboratory (Centre de Recherche sur la Cognition, UMR CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier) with Emmanuel Barbeau (DR) et Thomas Busigny (postdoc).
    • Université Aix-Marseille - laboratoires LPL, PsyCLE, LNC - with Marianne Jover, Stéphanie Ducrot, Stéphanie Bellocchi, Christine Assaiante, Jean-Luc Velay within DYSTAC-MAP project.


    Additional informations

    Publications

    Articles in peer-reviewed journals

    Pistono, A., Guerrier, L., Péran, P., Rafiq, M., Gimeno, M., Bézy, C, Pariente, J., Jucla, M. (2021). Increased functional connectivity supports language performance in healthy aging despite grey matter loss. Neurobiology of aging, 98, 52-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2020.09.015

    Maziero, S., Tallet, J., Bellocchi, S., Jover, M., Chaix, Y., & Jucla, M. (2020). Influence of comorbidity on working memory profile in dyslexia and developmental coordination disorder. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology42(7), 660-674.

    Lê, M., Blais, M., Jucla, M., Chauveau, N., Maziero, S., Maëlle Biotteau, M., Albaret, J.-M., Péran, P., Chaix, Y. & Tallet, J. (2020). Procedural learning and retention of audio-verbal temporal sequence is altered in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder but cortical thickness matters. Developmental science, e13009.

    Pistono, A., Pariente, J., Bézy, C., Lemesle, B., Le Men J. & Jucla, M. (2019). What happens when nothing happens? An investigation of pauses as a compensatory mechanism in early Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychologia, 124, 133-143. Publié online le 26 décembre 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.12.018

    Pistono, A., Busigny, T., Jucla, M., Cabirol, A., Dinnat, A.-L., Pariente, J. & Barbeau, E. (2019). Changes in celebrities' knowledge in old adults: analysis of semantic organization and consistency. Experimental Aging Research 45(1), 74-93.

    Pistono, A., Jucla, M., Bézy, C., Lemesle, B., Le Men J. & Pariente, J. (2018). Discourse informativeness as a marker of linguistic and extralinguistic functions decline in early Alzheimer's disease. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. Publié online le 15 novembre, doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12444. 

    Jucla, M. & Maziero, S. (2017). Rôle de la mémoire déclarative dans les troubles du langage et de l’apprentissage : Hypothèse compensatoire ? ANAE, 149, 467-473.

    Planton, S., Jucla, M., Démonet, J.-F. & Soum-Favaro, C. (2017). Effects of orthographic consistency and word length on the dynamics of written production in adults: psycholinguistic and rTMS experiments. Reading & Writing, 1-32.

    Pistono, A., Pariente, J., Bézy, C., Pastor, J., Tran, T. M., Renard, A., ... & Jucla, M. (2017). Inter-individual variability in discourse informativeness in elderly populations. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics31(5), 391-408.

    Planton, S., Longcamp, M., Péran, P., Démonet, J. F., & Jucla, M. (2017). How specialized are writing-specific brain regions? An fMRI study of writing, drawing and oral spelling. Cortex88, 66-80.

    Pistono, A., Jucla, M., Barbeau, E.J., Saint-Aubert, L., Köpke, B., Puel, M. & Pariente, J. (2016). Pauses during autobiographical discourse reflect episodic memory processes in early Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s disease, 50(3), 687-698.

    Jucla, M. (2014). Que reste-t-il de l’hypothèse phonologique ? ANAE, 128, 19-26.

    Planton, S., Jucla, M., Roux, F. E., & Démonet, J. F. (2013). The “handwriting brain”: a meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies of motor versus orthographic processes. Cortex49(10), 2772-2787.

    Roux, F.-E., Durand, J.-B., Jucla, M., Réhault, E., Reddy, M., & Démonet, J.-F. (2013) Segregation of lexical and sub-lexical reading processes in the left perisylvian cortex. PLOS One, 7(11):e50665.

    Jucla M., Dufor O., Planton S., & Démonet, J.-F. (2012) Les bases neurophysiologiques de la production écrite. ANAE, 118, 287-294.

    Reilhac C., Jucla M., Iannuzzi S., Valdois S. & Démonet J.-F. (2012) Effect of orthographic processes on letter identity and letter-position encoding in dyslexic children. Front. Psychology ,3(154-).

    Jucla M., Nénert R., Chaix Y., Démonet J.F. (2010) Remediation effects on N170 and P300 in children with developmental dyslexia. Behavioural Neurology, 22(3-4), 121-129.

    Silva S., Bataille B., Jucla M., Minville V., Fourcade O., Démonet J.F., Samii K., Loubinoux I. (2010) Temporal analysis of regional anaesthesia induced sensorimotor dysfunction: A model for understanding phantom limb? British Journal of Anaesthesia, 105(2), 208-213.

    Jucla M., Iannuzzi S., Trabanino, M., Nespoulous J.L., Chaix, Y., Démonet J.F. (2008) Influence of visual versus phonological remediation in dyslexia subtypes. Revue Parole, 45, 49-80.


    Book editor
    • Astésano, C. & Jucla, M. (Eds.) (2015). Neuropsycholinguistic perspectives on Language cognition (Essays in honor of Prof. J-L. Nespoulous). London : Psychology Press (Routledge).

    Book Chapters
    • Jucla M. (2010). Actualités et exemple de protocole multimodal dans la prise en charge de la dyslexie. In S. Chokron & J.F. Démonet (Eds.), Approche neuropsychologique des troubles des apprentissages (pp. 315-349). Marseille : Solal.
    • Démonet J.F. & Jucla M. (2010). Approche neurologique des dyslexies. In S. Chokron & J.F. Démonet (Eds.), Approche neuropsychologique des troubles des apprentissages (pp. 47-65). Marseille : Solal.