Lecturer in psychology

Contact details

Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, UMR 5263 CLLE, Maison de la recherche, 5 allées Antonio Machado 31058 TOULOUSE Cedex 9
C-617 (Maison de la recherche)
+ 00 33 5 61 50 35 26
Office 2
M-164 (UFR de Psychologie)
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Taught academic discipline(s)

I teach on the undergraduate degree programs for BSc Psychology. I contribute to different units including developmental psychology, comparative psychology, epistemology and behavior sampling techniques. I supervise undergraduate dissertations on comparative and developmental psychology. I also teach animal behavior on different programs for professionals working with dogs and horses.

Research topics

The aim of MODAL is to advance the knowledge on the acquisition and origins of the multimodal facets of language. I test predictions about the comparative use of sensory modalities by communication learners observed in situations of attentional or communicative breakdowns. I combine cross-species and cross-cultural comparisons of attention-getters used in mother-infant communication with a formal linguistic approach applied to monkey communication and artificial languages to elucidate the factors that shape the use of vocal and gestural modalities in the emergence of language.

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Activities / Resume

Since 2022: Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR, see below).

Since 2020: Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France

Since 2014 : Lecturer in psychology - Department of developmental psychology - Laboratoire Cognition, Langues, Langage, Ergonomie (CLLE), Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès

2013-2014 : Postdoctoral Fellow - Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive (LPC), Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille.

2011-2012 : Postdoctoral Fellow - Centre de Recherche en Psychologie de la Connaissance, du Langage et de l’Emotion (PsyCLE), Aix-Marseille Université, Aix-en-Provence.

2010-2011 : Postdoctoral Fellow - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany) & Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Strasbourg.

2009-2010 : Postdoctoral Fellow - Département d’Ecologie, Physiologie et Ethologie, Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Strasbourg.

2006-2007 : Teaching and research assistant - Laboratoire d’Ethologie Animale et Humaine, Université de Rennes 1.

2007 : Ph.D., Biology of behavior, University of Strasbourg, France.

Publications extraites de HAL affiliées à Cognition, Langues, Langage, Ergonomie

Additional information


HDR dissertation:

Bourjade, M. (2022). Passerelles entre geste et voix chez différentes espèces de primates: Vers une hypothèse multimodale des origines du langage. HDR dissertation. Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès.

Thesis Dissertation:
Bourjade, M. (2007). Social ontogeny and manifestation of individual and collective behavior in horses. Thesis dissertation, University of Strasbourg, France.

Laboratoire CLLE, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès: Fabio Montermini, Michèle Guidetti, Hélène Cochet.
Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), Toulouse School of Economics: Lauren Bader.
Université de Tilburg, Departement de sciences cognitives et intelligence artificielle: Paul Vogt.
Centre de Recherche PsyCLÉ, Aix-en-Provence : Marianne Jover et Céline Scola.
University of California San Diego, Uaso Ngiro Baboon Project: Shirley Strum.
University of St Andrews, Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution: Cat Hobaiter.