I completed my Ph.D. at Brunel University (UK) on the influence of emotions on cognition and my undergraduate studies at University of Toulouse, France. My research interests lie primarily in memory and numerical cognition. In recent years, I have examined how memory interacts with attention and emotions. I have extensive experience in designing, programming, & analysing behavioural & fMRI experiments. I am interested in how Perception and Memory contribute to Expertise, Intuition, and Numerical Cognition.
Foundations of Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology (Year 1)
Research Methods in Psychology (Year 2)
Research Methods in Psychology (Masters)
Artificial neural networks (in collaboration with the Department of Computer Sciences)
Serial killers: From Forensics to Neuroscience (taught with Dr Sue Aitken)
Learning, Expertise, & Talent
The following list of areas constitutes the core of my research interests.
• Memory and its interaction with other cognitive components.
• Expert Intuition. Intuition refers to the understanding of a complex situation problem within seconds. I conceive intuition as the result of the triple interaction between perception, memory, and emotions.
• Numerical cognition.
· Chassy, P., & Anic, D. (2012). L’entraînement du joueur d’échecs: Science et Performance. Montpellier, France: Olibris [Chess training method based on psychology]
· Gobet, F., Chassy, P., & Bilalic, M. (2011). Foundations of cognitive psychology. McGraw & Hill.
· Chassy, P., de Calmès, M., & Prade, H. (2012). Making sense as a process emerging from perception-memory interaction - A model. International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 27(8), 757-775.
· Chassy, P., & Grodd, W. (2012) Comparison of quantities: Core and format-dependent regions as revealed by fMRI. Cerebral Cortex, 22(6), 1420-1430.
· Chassy, P., & Gobet, F. (2011). Measuring chess experts' single-use sequence knowledge: An archival study of departure from 'theoretical' openings. Plos One, 6(11), e26692.
· Chassy, P., & Gobet, F. (2011). A hypothesis about the biological basis of expert intuition. Review of General Psychology, 15, 198-212.
· Chassy, P., & Gobet, F. (2010). Speed of expertise acquisition depends upon inherited factors. Talent Development & Excellence, 2, 17-27.
· Gobet, F. & Chassy, P. (2009). Expertise and Intuition: A tale of three theories. Minds & Machines, 19, 151-180.
· Gobet, F., & Chassy, P. (2008). Season of birth and chess expertise. Journal of Biosocial Science, 40, 313-316.
· Gobet, F., & Chassy, P. (2008). Towards an alternative to Benner’s theory of expert intuition in nursing: A discussion paper. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45, 129-139.
Conference (with published proceedings)
· Chassy, P., Dubois, D., Prade, H. (2011). Understanding what is going on, or how to make sense of situations. First International Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning and Multi-Agent Systems for Sensor Networks, Belfast, pp. 25-34.
· Chassy, P., & Prade, H. (2009). Making sense of a sequence of events: A psychologically supported AI implementation. Third International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management, Washington D.C. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5785. Berlin: Springer, pp. 111-123.
· Benferhat, S., Bonnefon, J. F., Chassy, P., Da Silva Neves, R. M., Dubois, D., Dupin de Saint-Cyr, F., Kayser, D., Nouioua, F., Nouioua-Boutouhami, S., Prade, H., & Smaoui, S. (2008). A comparative study of six formal models of causal ascription. In S. Greco, & T. Lukasiewicz (Eds.), Scalable Uncertainty Management (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 5291). Berlin: Springer, pp. 47-62.
· Chassy, P., & Gobet, F. (2005). A model of emotional influence on memory processing. In L. Cañamero, Symposium on agents that want and like: Motivational and emotional roots of cognition and action. AISB, 2005. University of Hertforshire, UK. pp. 21-24.
· Chassy, P., Hösl, I., & Grodd, W. (2012). Neural codes of number words: An fMRI exploration. Annual conference of the British Psychological Society. London, UK.
· Chassy, P., Erb, M., & Grodd, W. (2010). The neural correlates of abstract mathematical concepts. Human Brain Mapping annual conference. Barcelona, Spain.
· Chassy, P., Erb, M., & Grodd, W. (2010). Nonsymbolic vs Symbolic paths to numerical cognition. Human Brain Mapping annual conference. Barcelona, Spain.
· Chassy, P. (2009). For that experts are mistaken sometimes. Annual conference of the British Psychological Society. Brighton, UK.
· Chassy, P., & Gobet, F. (2008). The role of incidental emotions in skilled judgement. Sixth international conference on thinking, Venice, Italy.
· Chassy, P. & Hilton, D. J. (2008). Perceived temporality in temporal chains. Third London Reasoning Workshop. London, UK.
· Chassy, P., & Hilton, D. J. (2007). Causality and responsibility judgements in temporal chains as a function of outcome severity and order of presentation. What if? So What: Interdisciplinary approaches to counterfactual reasoning. Rotterdam, NL.
· Yousaf, O., Gobet, F., Khagram, L., & Chassy, P. (2007). Inter-faith differences in Stroop performance. Annual conference of the Social Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. University of Kent, UK.
· Gobet, F., & Chassy, P. (2005). Chessplayers' birth pattern in the European Union member states. ESDS International Annual Conference 2005. Royal Statistical Society, London, UK.
· Gobet, F., & Chassy, P. (2005). Emotions can influence high-level visuospatial processing: A chess study. Ninth Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology. Geneva, Switzerland.
· Gobet, F., & Chassy, P. (2005). Emotional influence on memory processing: A model. Ninth Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology. Geneva, Switzerland.