Nicolas Legrand

Nicolas Legrand

Postdoctoral fellow

Aarhus University

About me

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Embodied Computation Group under the supervision of Micah Allen. My researches focus on memory, metacognition and brain-body interactions using brain imaging, computational models and physiological signal analysis.

I am the creator of several open source Python libraries: Systole (cardiac and respiratory signal analysis), Cardioception (Measuring interoceptive performance with Psychopy) and metadPy (fitting Hierarchical Bayesian models of confidence ratings using PyMC3).


  • Memory
  • Metacognition
  • Computational Psychiatry
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Physiological Signal Analysis


  • PhD in Psychology, 2018

    University of Caen

  • MSc in Behavioral Sciences, 2014

    University of Caen

  • MSc in Cognitive Sciences, 2013

    Université Lumière Lyon 2

  • BSc in Philosophy, 2011

    Grenoble University

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Long-term modulation of cardiac activity induced by inhibitory control over emotional memories

Abstract Efforts to exclude past experiences from conscious awareness can lead to forgetting. Memory suppression is central to …

Effects of Sleep and Age on Prospective Memory Consolidation: A Walk in a Virtual Museum

Prospective memory (PM) refers to our ability to perform actions at the appropriate moment, either when a predetermined event occurs …

Neurosciences et mémoires collectives : les schémas entre cerveau, sociétés et cultures