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Associate Professor



Background: Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, Neuroimaging

Contact: michel.thiebaut [a]


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Michel Thiebaut de Schotten


I completed my doctorate in Neuroscience in 2007 on the study of the neural bases of the spatial-neglect syndrome. My work during that period revealed that spatial neglect is a consequence of the disruption of communication between the frontal and the parietal lobes and thus should be considered as a disconnection syndrome. In October 2007, I began my position at the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London) as post-doctorate researcher funded by the Marie Curie fellowship. I co-authored, with Marco Catani, The Atlas of the Human Brain Connections, as well as participated in the co-founding of the NatBrainLab. Building on my research experience, I aim to increase my knowledge of multimodal imaging in stroke. Currently, I'm pursuing my career as head of the BCB group ( in between the Institute of Psychiatry in London and the Hôpital de la Salpêtrière (ICM) in Paris.



For a list of recent publications please click here.


  • Zeestraten EA, Gudbrandsen MC, Daly E, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Catani M, Dell'Acqua F, Lai M-C, Ruigrok ANV, Lombardo MV, Chakrabarti B, Baron-Cohen S, Ecker C, MRC AIMS Consortium, Murphy DGM and Craig MC. Sex differences in frontal lobe connectivity in adults with autism spectrum conditions.  Translational Psychiatry 7, e1090

  • Thiebaut de Schotten M & Shallice T 2017 Identical, similar or different? Is a single brain model sufficient?.pdf Cortex
    3. Cerliani K, Thomas RM, Aquino D, Contarino V and Bizzi A 2017 Disentangling subgroups of participants recruiting shared as well as different brain regions for the execution of the verb generation task: A data-driven fMRI study. Cortex


  • Sanefuji M, Craig M, Parlatini V,Mehta M, Murphy DG, Catani M, Cerliani L, Thiebaut de Schotten M. 2017 Double-dissociation between the mechanism leading to impulsivity and inattention in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder- A resting-state functional connectivity study.pdf Cortex

  • Parlatini V, Radua J, Dell’Acqua F, Leslie A, Simmons A, Murphy DG, Catani M, Thiebaut de Schotten M. 2017 Functional segregation and integration within fronto-parietal networks.pdf Neuroimage


  • Cerliani L, D’Arcueil H, Thiebaut de Schotten M. 2016 Connectivity-based parcellation of the macaque frontal cortex and its relation with the cytoarchitectonic distribution described in current atlases. Brain Structure and Function 

  • Thiebaut de Schotten M, Urbanski M, Batrancourt B, Levy R, Dubois B, Cerliani L, Volle E. 2016 Rostro-caudal Architecture of the Frontal Lobes in Humans. Cerebral Cortex 

  • Bartolomeo P, Thiebaut de Schotten M. 2016 Let thy left brain know what thy right brain doeth. Neuropsychologia

  • Ecker C, Andrews DS, Dalya E, Murphy C, Catani M, Dell’Aqua F, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Baron-Cohen S, Laib MC, Lombardo MV, Bullmore ET, Suckling J, Williams S, Jones D, Chiocchetti A, the MRC AIMS Consortium**, Murphy DGM. 2016 Relationship Between Cortical Gyrification, White Matter Connectivity, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cerebral Cortex

  • Urbanski M, Brechemier ML, Garcin B, Bendetowicz D, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Foulon C, Rosso C, Clarencon F, Dupont S, Pradat-Diehl P, Labeyrie MA, Levy R, Volle E. 2016 Reasoning by analogy requires the left frontal pole_lesion-deficit mapping and clinical implications. Brain 139:1783-1799.

  • D’Anna L, Mesulam MM, Michel Thiebaut de Schotten M, Dell’Acqua F, Murphy D, Wieneke C, Martersteck A, Cobia D, Rogalski E, Catani M. 2016 Frontotemporal networks and behavioral symptoms in primary progressive aphasia. Neurology 86:1393-1399.

  • Catani M, Dell’Acqua F, Budisavljevic S, Howells H,Thiebaut de Schotten M, Froudist-Walsh S,D’Anna L,Thompson A, Sandrone S, Bullmore ET, Suckling J, Baron-Cohen S, Lombardo MV, Wheelwright SJ, Chakrabarti B, Lai MC, Ruigrok ANV, Leemans A,Ecker C, MRC AIMS Consortium, Craig MC,Murphy DGM. 2016 Frontal networks in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Brain 139:616-630.

  • Zhao J, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Altarelli I, Dubois J, Ramus F. 2016 Altered hemispheric lateralization of white matter pathways in developmental dyslexia_Evidence from spherical deconvolution tractography. Cortex 76:51–62

  • Rojkova K, Volle E, Urbanski M, Humbert F, Dell'Acqua F, Thiebaut de Schotten M. 2016. Atlasing the frontal lobe connections and their variability due to age and education_a spherical deconvolution tractography study. Brain structure & function 221:1751-1766.


  • Froudist-Walsh S, Karolis V, Caldinellia C, Rodríguez-Toscano E,Tesse M, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Brittain PJ, Kroll J, Colquhoun M, Howes O, Dell’Acqua F,  Murray RM, William SCR, Nosarti C. 2015. Very early brain damage leads to remodelling of the working memory system in adulthood; a combined fMRI:tractography study.pdf Journal of Neuroscience 35(48):15787–15799

  • Cavedo E, Lista S, Khachaturian Z, Aisen P, Amouyel P, Herholz K, Jack CR Jr, Sperling R, Cummings J, Blennow K, O'Bryant S, Frisoni GB, Khachaturian A, Kivipelto M, Klunk W, Broich K, Andrieu S, de Schotten MT, Mangin JF, Lammertsma AA, Johnson K, Teipel S, Drzezga A, Bokde A, Colliot O, Bakardjian H, Zetterberg H, Dubois B, Vellas B, Schneider LS, Hampel H. 2014. The Road Ahead to Cure Alzheimer's Disease_Development of Biological Markers and Neuroimaging Methods for Prevention Trials Across all Stages and Target Populations. J Prev Alzheimers Dis.

  • Thiebaut de Schotten M, Dell’Acqua F, Ratiu P, Corkin S, Cabanis E, Iba-Zizen MT, Leslie A, Dronkers N, Plaisant O, Simmons A, Murphy D, Catani M.  From Phineas Gage and Monsieur Leborgne to HM_Revisiting Disconnection Syndromes. Cerebral Cortex 2015 

  • Lunven M, Thiebaut De Schotten M, Bourlon C, Duret C, Migliaccio R, Rode G, Bartolomeo P. 2015. White matter lesional predictors of chronic visual neglect_a longitudinal study. Brain 138:746-760.

  • Ćurčić-Blake B, Nanetti L, van der Meer L, Cerliani L, Renken R, Pijnenborg GH, Aleman A. 2015. Not on speaking terms: hallucinations and structural network disconnectivity in schizophrenia. Brain Struct Funct. 

  • Lecce F, Rotondaro F, Bonni S, Carlesimo A, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Tomaiuolo F, Doricchi F. 2015. Cingulate neglect in humans_Disruption of contralesional reward learning in right brain damage. Cortex al White matter lesional predictors of chronic visual neglect: a longitudinal study Brain (2015)



























  • Duffau H, Thiebaut de Schotten M & Mandonnet E. White matter functional connectivity as an additional landmark for dominant temporal lobectomy.pdf Journal of Neurosurgery (2008)





  • Urbanski M. et al. Unilateral spatial neglect a dramatic but often neglected consequence of right hemisphere damage. La Revue Neurologique (2007)



  • Thiebaut de Schotten M & Bartolomeo P. Neuro-anatomy of space processing. Med Sci (2006)



  • Thiebaut de Schotten M & al. Direct evidence for a parietal-frontal pathway subserving spatial awareness in humans.pdf Science (2005).


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