Dr Jordan Pierce


Jordan Pierce was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Basic Neurosciences and in the Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Geneva. She obtained her Ph.D. and M.S. in psychology from the University of Georgia, USA. Her projects in the Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology Laboratory included meta-analytic and fMRI studies addressing the role of the cerebellum and basal ganglia in habit formation and expression, and the impact of the limbic loop on these processes. Jordan has returned to the USA in 2020 and we wish this brilliant researcher the best of luck in her career.

Email: jordan.pierce@unige.ch

Selected publications :

  • Benis, D., Haegelen, C. Voruz, P., Pierce, J., Milesi, V., Houvenaghel, JF., Vérin, M., Sauleau, P., Grandjean, D., & Péron, J. (Accepted) Subthalamic nucleus oscillations during vocal emotion processing are dependent of the motor asymmetry of Parkinson’s disease. Neuroimage.
  • Pierce, J., & Péron, J. (In press)  The basal ganglia and the cerebellum in human emotion, Social and Cognitive Affective Neuroscience.
  • Pierce, J.E. & Péron, J.A. (in revisions). The role of the basal ganglia and the cerebellum in human emotions
  • Saj, A., Pierce, J., Caroli, A., Ronchi, R., Thomasson, M., & Vuilleumier, P. (2020). Rightward exogenous attentional shifts impair perceptual memory of spatial locations in patients with left unilateral spatial neglect. Cortex, 122: 187-97. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2019.10.002.2
  • Pierce, J.E., Saj, A., & Vuilleumier, P. (2019). Differential parietal activations for spatial remapping and saccadiccontrol in a visual memory task. Neuropsychologia, 131: 129-38. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2019.05.010
  • Pierce, J., Ricou, C., Thomasson, M., & Saj, A. (2019). Sensorimotor plasticity in response to predictable visual stimuli could correct the signs of spatial neglect. Ann Phys Rehabil Med, 62(3): 198-99. doi:10.1016/j.rehab.2018.11.002
  • Pierce, J., & Saj, A. (2019). A critical review of the role of impaired spatial remapping processes in spatial neglect. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 33(5): 948-970, doi: 10.1080/13854046.2018.1503722
  • Pierce, J.E., Clementz, B.A., & McDowell, J.E. (2019). Saccades: Fundamentals and Neural Mechanisms. In C. Klein & U. Ettinger (eds.), Eye Movement Research: An Introduction to its Scientific Foundations and Applications. Springer Nature Switzerland AG: Cham, Switzerland. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20085-5
  • Pierce, J.E. & McDowell, J.E. (2017). Contextual effects on cognitive control and BOLD activation in single versus mixed saccade tasks. Brain and Cognition, 115:12-20. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2017.03.003.
  • Pierce, J.E. & McDowell, J.E. (2017). Reduced cognitive control demands following practice of saccade tasks in a trial type probability manipulation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29(2):368-381. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01051
  • Pierce, J.E. & McDowell, J.E. (2016). Effects of preparation time and trial type probability on performance of anti- and pro-saccades. Acta Psychologica (Amst),164:188-194. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.01.013
  • Pierce, J.E., & McDowell, J.E. (2016). Modulation of cognitive control levels via manipulation of saccade trial type probability assessed with event-related BOLD fMRI. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115(2):763-72. Doi  10.1152/jn.00776.2015.