Dr Ian Charest


I am generally interested in object representation. I am currently working on Object vision and population code representation. During my PhD at the University of Glasgow, I investigated the neural correlates of voice and voice gender perception.

Research Focus


object vision

voice perception


multivariate statistics

individual differences

Clinical conditions



Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)



Simon Baron-Cohen

Rogier Kievit

Nikolaus Kriegeskorte

Taylor Schmitz

United Kingdom

Pascal Belin Web: http://vnl.psy.gla.ac.uk/

Cyril Pernet Web: http://www.sbirc.ed.ac.uk/lcl/ind...

Guillaume Rousselet Web: http://web.me.com/rousseg...


Shirley Fecteau

Kendrick Kay

Jasper van den Bosch

Associated News Items



    Charest I, Kievit RA, Schmitz TW, Deca D, Kriegeskorte N (2014), “Unique semantic space in the brain of each beholder predicts perceived similarity.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(40):14565-70 Details

    Giordano BL, Pernet C, Charest I, Belizaire G, Zatorre RJ, Belin P (2014), “Automatic domain-general processing of sound source identity in the left posterior middle frontal gyrus.” Cortex 58C:170-185 Details

    Watson R, Latinus M, Charest I, Crabbe F, Belin P (2014), “People-selectivity, audiovisual integration and heteromodality in the superior temporal sulcus.” Cortex 50:125-36 Details


    Charest I, Pernet C, Latinus M, Crabbe F, Belin P (2013), “Cerebral processing of voice gender studied using a continuous carryover FMRI design.” Cereb Cortex 23(4):958-66 Details

    Maurage P, Bestelmeyer PE, Rouger J, Charest I, Belin P (2013), “Binge drinking influences the cerebral processing of vocal affective bursts in young adults.” Neuroimage Clin 3:218-25 Details


    Bruckert L, Bestelmeyer P, Latinus M, Rouger J, Charest I, Rousselet GA, Kawahara H, Belin P (2010), “Vocal attractiveness increases by averaging.” Curr Biol 20(2):116-20 Details


    Charest I, Pernet CR, Rousselet GA, QuiƱones I, Latinus M, Fillion-Bilodeau S, Chartrand JP, Belin P (2009), “Electrophysiological evidence for an early processing of human voices.” BMC Neurosci 10:127 Details

    Maurage P, Campanella S, Philippot P, Charest I, Martin S, de Timary P (2009), “Impaired emotional facial expression decoding in alcoholism is also present for emotional prosody and body postures.” Alcohol Alcohol 44(5):476-85 Details


    Belin P, Fecteau S, Charest I, Nicastro N, Hauser MD, Armony JL (2008), “Human cerebral response to animal affective vocalizations.” Proc Biol Sci 275(1634):473-81 Details