Sarah Genon


From a very early age, Sarah Genon has had an interest in the workings of the human mind and developed a skeptical attitude: “When I was young, my parents said: Sarah is like Saint Thomas, she only believes in what she can see”. During her teenage years, she developed an interest in history, social science and marketing techniques. Then, at the age of legal majority in 2003, she decided to study psychology at the Free University of Brussels (ULB).

During her student years, she became fascinated by neuropsychology. She then specialized in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Liege. During the presentation of her dissertation at the end of 2008, she met Dr. Fabienne Collette, a researcher at the Cyclotron Research Center, who suggested that she should do a doctoral thesis using neuroimaging techniques. Her thesis work focused on brain and cognitive disruptions that can lead to an alteration of awareness of disorders in Alzheimer’s patients and she was subsequently awarded the Santkin prize.

The complexity of approaches used during her doctorate gave her a desire to better understand aspects of the brain and methods for studying the relationship between the brain and behavior. To this end, she applied for and obtained a research position at the University of Dusseldorf at the end of 2013. During this period, she presented a research project to the German Foundation for Research (DFG) and was awarded a grant to work on modelling relationships between the brain and behavior in the Julich Research Center (FZJ, Germany) in collaboration with Prof. Eickhoff, while at the same time continuing to work as a scientific collaborator at the Cyclotron Research Center of the University of Liege.


Consult the list of publications on ORBI


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Alzheimer’s: when you don’t know that you know…