What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I am a cognitive neuroscientist researching the neural correlates of self-initiated movements in humans through M/EEG and integration-to-bound models (PhD to be from Sorbonne University and CEA Saclay, Paris). But since 2020 I have been moonlighting as a founder and builder in the Web3 space working on use cases of blockchain technology for open science.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I am excited about the two roles of science communication and how each of them nurtures the other: how we communicate science among peers (researchers) and how we communicate it to the public (citizens). I think the pandemic has made the transition between the two levels smoother, and better scientific communication to the bigger public might reflect also better scientific communication and practices among researchers (transparency, replicability, trustworthiness…).

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?
Since 2019 I became interested in meta-science and tools for making science more open access, less biased towards minorities, and overcoming the current limitations of the traditional journal-based publication model. In 2020 I co-developed and published a protocol & MVP (called Ants-Review) for decentralizing preprints and incentivizing their reviews on an open-access platform built in a pseudonymous way. During my research on peer reviews, I realized the strong potential that preprints and the communities of researchers have and how the two could constitute a self-sufficient and self-governed form of decentralized peer review. I’m here to learn more about the preprints landscape, contribute to the ongoing conversation and experiments on crowd preprint reviews, and network with like-minded peers enthusiastic about open science and preprints.

Ask me about…

Free will, power laws, New Statistics, DeSci (Decentralized Science), mechanism design, Quadratic Funding (QF) ~ hanami, Paris hidden gems, sightseeing, the best jazz clubs.

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