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Centre for Neuroscience in Education


Dr Manon Couvignou is a Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow working at the Centre for Neuroscience in Education since October 2023.


Manon holds a double Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Modern Literature from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and from the Sorbonne Nouvelle and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Sciences from the École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France). She carried out her PhD in Psychology at the Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, under the supervision of Prof. Régine Kolinsky. Her thesis, entitled “Music and reading disorders in childhood: comorbidity, cognitive overlap, and developmental trajectories” investigated the relationships between developmental dyslexia and congenital amusia, two neurodevelopmental disorders that affect a particular cognitive domain, namely reading and music perception. Her current project aims to characterize the melodic and temporal skills of adults with dyslexia at behavioural and neurophysiological levels, in relation to their phonological and reading difficulties.


  • Couvignou, M., Peyre, H., Ramus, F., Kolinsky, R. (in revision). Do early musical impairments predict later reading difficulties? A longitudinal study of pre-readers with and without familial risk for dyslexia.
  • Couvignou, M., Tillmann, B., Caclin, A., Kolinsky, R. (2023). Do developmental dyslexia and congenital amusia share underlying impairments? Child Neuropsychology, 1-47. doi: 10.1080/09297049.2022.2162031
  • Peretz, I., Bolduc, J., Couvignou, M. (2021). Montreal Evaluation of Musical Abilities on tablet for 4- to 6-year-old children. PsychArchives. doi: 10.23668/psycharchives.5112
  • Couvignou, M., Kolinsky, R. (2021). Comorbidity and cognitive overlap between developmental dyslexia and congenital amusia in children. Neuropsychologia, 155, 107811. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2021.107811
  • Couvignou, M., Peretz, I., Ramus, F. (2019). Comorbidity and cognitive overlap between developmental dyslexia and congenital amusia. Cognitive Neuropsychology36(1-2), 1-17. doi: 10.1080/02643294.2019.1578205  

Other Professional Activities

Manon is a member of the Belgian Association of Psychological Science, the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, and the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music.

Wiener - Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow
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