Robin Salesse

Robin Salesse
SAS Mooven · Science Technology and Innovation

PhD ès Human Movement Science

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Introduction
I am now Senior Clinical Research Manager for the CRO Mooven. I am also head for Research, Development and Innovation (Mooven). I was before 2019 a senior Postdoc in the Euromov Laboratory (University of Montpellier) and head research engineer in the hospital of Montpellier (Psychiatric Dpt) to pursue the clinical aspects of several projects. My preferred topics: links between perceived and executed actions.
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - November 2020
Mooven SAS
Position
  • Managing Director
September 2016 - July 2020
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montpellier
Position
  • Engineer
February 2013 - August 2016
Université de Montpellier
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • AlterEgo Project (FP7 - European Commission - #600610) http://euromov.eu/alterego

Publications

Publications (76)
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Mirror game test could detect schizophrenia A new test of movement and social interaction could detect markers of schizophrenia, and help to diagnose and manage the condition. In an effort to establish reliable indicators of schizophrenia, Piotr Slowinski at the University of Exeter, UK and colleagues developed a test that could detect deficits in...
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An important open problem in Human Behaviour is to understand how coordination emerges in human ensembles. This problem has been seldom studied quantitatively in the existing literature, in contrast to situations involving dual interaction. Here we study motor coordination (or synchronisation) in a group of individuals where participants are asked...
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Abstract: Background: The use of humanoid robots to play a therapeutic role in helping individuals with social disorders such as autism is a newly emerging field, but remains unexplored in schizophrenia. As the ability for robots to convey emotion appear of fundamental importance for human-robot interactions, we aimed to evaluate how schizophrenia...
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Semantic priming tasks are classically used to influence and implicitly promote target behaviors. Recently, several studies have demonstrated that prosocial semantic priming modulated feelings of social affiliation. The main aim of this study was to determine whether inducing feelings of social affiliation using priming tasks could modulate nonverb...
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In order to establish natural social synchrony between two humans, two requirements need to be fulfilled. First, the coupling must be bi-directional. The two humans react to each oth-er's actions. Second, natural social bodily synchronization has to be intentional or unintentional. Assuming that these essential aspects of human-human interactions a...
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Improvising is essential for human development and is one of the most important characteristics of being human. However, how mental illness affects improvisation remains largely unknown. In this study we focused on socio-motor improvisation in individuals with schizophrenia, one of the more debilitating mental disorder. This represents the ability...
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Abstract. The current literature has largely highlighted a deficit of effort-based decision-making for reward in schizophrenia. However, not all studies have dissociated effort from reward, while other studies emphasize that difficulty is the main determinant of effort rather than reward. In this study, 33 individuals with schizophrenia and 32 heal...
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Abstract: Most individuals with schizophrenia will be confronted with some form of stigma. In recent years, clinicians and family members have increasingly contested the term "schizophrenia". Many of them discuss changing this name, as a means to fight stigma. Up until now, surprisingly, most research has been conducted using self-reports and behav...
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Theorists have long postulated that facial properties such as emotion and gender are potent social stimuli that influence how individuals act accordingly. Yet extant scientific findings were mainly derived from investigations on the prompt motor response upon the presentation of affective stimuli, which were mostly delivered by means of pictures, v...
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Synchronization of behavior such as gestures or postures is assumed to serve crucial functions in social interaction but has been poorly studied to date in schizophrenia. Using a virtual collaborative environment (VCS), we tested 1) whether synchronization of behavior, i.e., the spontaneous initiation of gestures that are congruent with those of an...
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The aim of the present study was to explore how schizophrenia patients attribute mind to a humanoid robot compared to healthy individuals. Results show that if there is no doubt that robots could assist schizophrenia patients in a variety of their living daily tasks, mind perception and other social cognition deficits could negatively impact their...
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Rapid progress in the area of humanoid robots offers tremendous possibilities for investigating and improving social competences in people with social deficits, but remains yet unexplored in schizophrenia. In this study, we examined the influence of social feedbacks elicited by a humanoid robot on motor coordination during a human-robot interaction...
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Although existing studies indicate a positive effect of interpersonal motor coordination (IMC) on likability, no consensus has been reached as for the effect of likability back onto IMC. The present study specifically investigated the causal effect of likability on IMC and explored, by tracking the natural gaze direction, the possible underlying me...
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N = 21 • 8 men (M=29.14 years, SD=6.82) • 13 women (M=30.83 years, SD=10.14) • All subjects were naive as to the purpose of the study. Frequency properties allowing human-robot unintentional motor synchronization Interacting with a robot will soon become important in our social life. However, several questions still stay unaddressed regarding the w...
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Introduction Most individuals with schizophrenia will be confronted with some forms of stigmatization. In recent years, the term “schizophrenia” has been increasingly contested by clinicians and family members and many of them argue for a change of name. Surprisingly, most of the research has been explored though self-reports but behavioural resear...
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Human interaction often relies on socio-motor improvisation. Creating unprepared movements during social interaction is not a random process but relies on rules of synchronization. These situations do not only involve people to be coordinated, but also require the adjustment of their posture in order to maintain balance and support movements. The p...
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Human movement has been studied for decades, and dynamic laws of motion that are common to all humans have been derived. Yet, every individual moves differently from everyone else (faster/slower, harder/smoother, etc.). We propose here an index of such variability, namely an individual motor signature (IMS) able to capture the subtle differences in...
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Self-face recognition has been shown to be impaired in schizophrenia (SZ), according to studies using behavioral tasks implicating cognitive demands. Here, we employed an eye-tracking methodology, which is a relevant tool to understand impairments in self-face recognition deficits in SZ because it provides a natural, continuous and online record of...
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Introduction L’utilisation de stimuli auditifs discrets générés par un métronome pour la synchronisation de mouvements rythmiques est connue pour améliorer la stabilité locale (diminution de la variabilité du mouvement appelée ancrage) et la stabilité globale des coordinations (retard de la transition de patrons). Néanmoins, les travaux portant sur...
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It has been well established in social psychology that people tend to interact with others who look and behave like themselves. Thus, it would be desirable to create a customized virtual player (VP) able to interact with a human player (HP) in order to enhance the social competence of patients suffering from social disorders (i.e., schizophrenia an...
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Introduction In psychiatry, behavioral therapies do not focus on motor behaviors embedded in social interaction. Yet, it is well known that nonverbal motor behaviors play a fundamental role in the success of our interactions [1]. Several studies have previously shown that our motor behaviors of imitation (i.e. behavioural matching: BM) and of synch...
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Introduction: Nowadays, high-technology (utilization of avatars or robots) has been becoming widely used in medical rehabilitation programs. The biggest advantage of the high-tech agents is to help designing individualized rehabilitation plans and saving caregivers' time. Since previous research in human-human interaction showed that the way indivi...
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Abstract: Background: Although some studies reported specifically self-face processing deficits in patients with schizophrenia disorder (SZ), it remains unclear whether these deficits rather reflect a more global face processing deficit. Contradictory results are probably due to the different methodologies employed and the lack of control of others...
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Introduction Nowadays, high-technology (utilization of avatars or robots) has been becoming widely used in medical rehabilitation programs. The biggest advantage of the high-tech agents is to help designing individualized rehabilitation plans and saving caregivers’ time. Since previous research in human-human interaction showed that the way individ...
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Abstract: Schizophrenia is often characterized by nonverbal communication deficits that directly impact patients’ everyday life and often induce stigmatization. Although clinicians have developed several interventions and training sessions for these patients, paradoxically, these interventions are not focused on social motor interaction. The goal o...
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Introduction Altered self-awareness has been hypothesized as a core feature of schizophrenia [1]. However, eye-tracking methodology has never been applied to investigate how patients recognize their own face. Objective We aimed to explore scan path strategies used by schizophrenia patients while discriminating their own face compared to an unknown...
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Motor coordination of interacting people influences social cognitive functioning, impacting feelings of connectedness or interpersonal rapport and communication. Social interaction deficits are one of the most significant and defining features of schizophrenia but until recently no quantitative and objective measures of social motor coordination in...
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What leads healthy individuals to abnormal feelings of contact with schizophrenia patients remains obscure. Despite recent findings that human bonding is an interactive process influ-enced by coordination dynamics, the spatiotemporal organization of the bodily movements of schizophrenia patients when interacting with other people is poorly understo...
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Schizophrenia, autism, or social phobia are typically accompanied by social interaction deficits. The objective of the AlterEgo European project is the creation of an interactive cognitive architecture, implementable in various artificial agents, allowing a continuous interaction with patients suffering from social disorders by virtue of changes in...
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Semantic priming tasks are classically used to influence and implicitly promote target behaviors. Recently, several studies have demonstrated that prosocial semantic priming modulated feelings of social affiliation. The main aim of this study was to determine whether inducing feelings of social affiliation using priming tasks could modulate nonverb...
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Defined by a persistent fear of embarrassment or negative evaluation while engaged in social interaction or public performance, social anxiety disorder (SAD) is one of the most common psychiatric syndromes. Previous research has made a considerable effort to better understand and assess this mental disorder. However, little attention has been paid...
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Intermediate endophenotypes emerge as an important concept in the study of schizophrenia. Although research on phenotypes mainly investigated cognitive, metabolic or neurophysiological markers so far, some authors also examined the motor behavior anomalies as a potential trait-marker of the disease. However, no research has investigated social moto...
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Inspired by studies of interpersonal coordinations, we assumed that unintentional synchrony is a fundamental parameter to initiate and maintain Human Machine interactions. We developed, in our previous works, a neural model allowing a robot to synchronize its behavior depending on the human movement frequency, and thus to choose this interacting pa...
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a b s t r a c t Expressive behaviour plays a crucial role in the success of social interactions. Abnormality of expressive behaviour has been reported in interpersonal interactions of patients suffering from schizophrenia and social phobia, two debilitating mental disorders with important social deficits. However, no study has compared the expressi...
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Il est actuellement admis que les symptômes négatifs apparaissent précocement dans la maladie schizophrénique et seraient plus prédictifs du fonctionnement futur des patients que les symptômes positifs. L’apathie, symptôme transnosographique puisqu’on le retrouve dans un ensemble de maladies neurologiques, fait partie des symptômes négatifs fréquem...
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The aim of this work was to assess the social motor behaviors in schizophrenia. In our experimental situations, we used the Motor-Affective-Social-Scale (Trémeau et al., 2008) to assess the social motor behaviors (spontaneous smiles and hand gestures and voluntary facial expression) and the hand-held pendulum task (Schmidt & O’Brien, 1997) to asses...