Dr. Francois R. Foerster

Cognitive neuroscientist & Consultant


Assessing cognitive functioning and cognitive skills.
Evaluating functional neuroimaging data.

Trusted by Biotrial .

Research tools

Electroencephalography [EEG]

EEG is an easy, cheap and mobile tool for discovering the biological roots of human behaviors.

Virtual Reality [VR]

Extended reality platforms render lab research closer to ecological situations, but also enhance the user's engagement with the task at hand.

Eye-tracking [ET]

The way we move our eyes can reveal a lot about who we are, and even more on how our brain works! My recent research links eye movements with brain functioning and behaviors.

Behavior assessment

How fast, precise, and accurate can you be? My research has always had a soft spot for behavior analysis.


International peer-reviewed journal and conference research articles.

Enhanced temporal discrimination abilities in video game players

In prep. (2022)

Foerster, F. R., Chidharom, M., Giersch, A.

Neurocognitive evidence of enhanced implicit temporal processing in video game players

Under Review (2022)

Foerster, F. R., Chidharom, M., Bonnefond, A., Giersch, A.

Volatility of subliminal haptic feedback alters the feeling of control in schizophrenia

Journal of Abnormal Psychology (2021)

Foerster, F. R. et al.

Measuring optimism bias among military personnel

Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour (2021)

Cutello, C. A., Walsh, C., Foerster, F. R., Hanoch, Y., Hellier, E.

Tool use and function knowledge shape visual object processing

Biological Psychology (2021)

Foerster, F. R. & Goslin, J.

Labels strengthen motor learning of new tools

Cortex (2020)

Foerster, F. R., Borghi, A. M., & Goslin, J.

Impact of iris size and eyelids coupling on the estimation of the gaze direction of a robotic talking head by human viewers

Humanoids (2015)

Foerster, F. R., Bailly, G. and Elisei, F.


Postdoctoral Researcher (2022-) - [Coming soon]

Postdoctoral Researcher (2019-2022) - INSERM U1114, University of Strasbourg [France]
Supervisor: Prof. MD Anne Giersch

PhD in Psychology (2016-2019) - School of Psychology, University of Plymouth [UK]
Supervisors: Prof. Jeremy Goslin & Prof. Angelo Cangelosi

MSc in Cognitive Science (2014-2015) - Grenoble Institute of Technology [France]
Supervisor: Prof. Gérard Bailly

MSc in Cognitive Psychology (2013-2014) - Grenoble-Alpes University [France]
Supervisor: Prof. Stéphane Rousset

BSc in Psychology (2010-2013) - University of Strasbourg [France]

Bac. engineering sciences (2008-2010) - Altkirch [France]

Electrician diploma (2006-2008) - Altkirch [France]

Contact me

Need a hand to solve an EEG, VR or ET problem?
Looking for a collaboration?

Don't hesitate to contact me, I am very kind and (quickly) responsive!