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Arnaud Saj

Professeur adjoint

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de psychologie

Secondary number: 514 343-6111 #53221 (Travail 1)


Research expertise

Neuropsychologie clinique et expérimentale; réadaptation; prise en charge pluridisciplinaire.


  • 2010 — Postdoctorat — NeurosciencesDépartement de neurosciences, Université de Genève
  • 2007 — Postdoctorat — NeurosciencesLaboratoire CNRS UMR 8160, Université de Lille 2
  • 2006 — Ph.D. — PsychologieUniversité de Lille 3
  • 2001 — DEA national — NeurosciencesUniversité de Toulouse III
  • 2000 — M.Ps. — Neurosciences, PsychologieUniversité de Lyon II
  • 1999 — Licence — PsychologieUniversité de Lille 3

Affiliations and responsabilities

Teaching and supervision



Publications and presentations


Saj, A., Heiz, J., Can Calster, L. & Barisnikov, K. (Sous presse 2019). Visuospatial bias in line bisection in Williams syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12688)

Allali, G., Montembeault, M., Saj, A., Wong, C.H., Cooper-Brown, L.A., Bherer, L., et al. (Sous presse 2019). Structural brain volume covariance associated with gait speed in patients with amnestic and non-amnestic mild cognitive impairment: A double dissociation. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Pierce, J. & Saj, A. (2019). A critical review of the role of impaired spatial remapping processes in spatial neglect. Clinical Neuropsychologist, 33(5), 948-970.

Pierce, J.E., Saj, A. & Vuilleumier, P. (2019). Differential parietal activations for spatial remapping and saccadic control in a visual memory task. Neuropsychologia, 131, 129-138.

Saj, A., Borel, L. & Honoré, J. (2019). Functional neuroanatomy of vertical visual perception in humans. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, 142.

Saj, A., Cojan, Y., Assal, F. & Vuilleumier, P. (2019). Prism adaptation effect on neural activity and spatial neglect depend on brain lesion site. Cortex, 119, 301-311.

Pierce, J., Ricou, C., Thomasson, M. & Saj, A. (2019). Sensorimotor plasticity in response to predictable visual stimuli could correct the signs of spatial neglect. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 62(3), 198-199.

Allali, G., Laidet, M., Armand, S., Saj, A., Krack, P., Assal, F. (2018). Apathy in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: A marker of reversible gait disorders. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(5), 735-742.

Bourgeois, A., Saj, A. & Vuilleumier, P. (2018). Value-driven attentional capture in neglect. Cortex, 109, 260-271.

Saj, A., Mégevand, P. & Assal, F. (2018). Chapitre 1. Évaluation de la perception des émotions faciales chez une patiente présentant une prosopagnosie développementale. In, J. Péron, (ed.), 13 cas cliniques en neuropsychologie des émotions (pp. 27-44). Paris : Dunod.

Saj, A., Ros, T., Michela, A. & Vuilleumier, P. (2018). Effect of a single early EEG neurofeedback training on remediation of spatial neglect in the acute phase. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 61(2), 111-112.

Saj, A., Verdon, V., Hauert, C.A. & Vuilleumier, P. (2018). Dissociable components of spatial neglect associated with frontal and parietal lesions. Neuropsychologia, 115, 60-69.

Allali, G., Laidet, M., Armand, S., Saj, A. & Assal, F. (2017). A combined cognitive and gait quantification to identify normal pressure hydrocephalus from its mimics: the Geneva’s protocol. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 160, 5-11.

Allali, G., Laidet, M., Armand, S., Saj, A., Krack, P. & Assal, F. (2017). Apathy and higher level of gait control in normal pressure hydrocephalus. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 119, 127-131.

Kamtchum-Tatuene, J., Allali, G., Saj, A., Bernati, T., Sztajzel, R., Pollak, P., Momjian-Mayor, I. & Kleinschmidt, A. (2017). An exploratory cohort study of sensory extinction in acute stroke: Prevalence, risk factors, and time course. Journal of Neural Transmission (Vienna), 124(4), 483-494.

Robineau, F., Saj, A., Neveu, R., Van De Ville, D., Scharnowski, F. & Vuilleumier P. (2017). Using real-time fMRI neurofeedback to restore right occipital cortex activity in patients with left visuo-spatial neglect: Proof-of-principle and preliminary results. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29(3), 339-360.

Ros, T., Michela, A., Bellman, A., Vuadens, P., Saj, A. & Vuilleumier P. (2017). Increased alpha-rhythm dynamic range promotes recovery from visuospatial neglect: A neurofeedback study. Neural Plasticity, 2017, 7407241.

Saj, A., Heiz, J. & Barisnikov, K. (2017). Where is the “subjective straight ahead” in Williams syndrome? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 61(5), 512-518.


  • Psychology
  • Neurosciences
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Areas of expertise

  • Neuropsychologie
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Réadaptation