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City, University of London
Northampton Square
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Anna Lambrechts is a cognitive neuroscientist trained at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. Her PhD work with Dr Sebastian Gaigg and Dr Kielan Yarrow at City, University of London focused on time perception and temporal aspects of communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Her current work continues to explore the temporal dynamics of communication in ASD. In addition, she investigates learning and reward processing in autistic children and adults who present complex needs such as learning difficulties and language delays.

Topics of interest:
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Temporal dynamics of behaviour
Time perception
Reward processing
ASD & complex needs
Memory in ASD


  1. PhD in Psychology, City, University of London, United Kingdom
  2. MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
  3. BSc in Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure, France


  1. Lecturer, City, University of London, Sep 2019 – present


English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review) and French (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).


Conference papers and proceedings (3)

  1. Lambrechts, A., Gaigg, S., Yarrow, K., Maras, K. and Fusaroli, R. (2014). Temporal dynamics of speech and gesture in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  2. Lambrechts, A., Yarrow, K., Maras, K. and Gaigg, S. (2014). Impact of the Temporal Dynamics of Speech and Gesture on Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  3. Jones, C.R.G., Gaigg, S.B. and Lambrechts, A. (2014). Using Time Perception to Explore Sensitivity to Emotional Stimuli in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Journal articles (15)

  1. Lambrechts, A., Cook, J., Ludvig, E.A., Alonso, E., Anns, S., Taylor, M. … Gaigg, S.B. (2020). Reward Devaluation in Autistic Children and Adolescents with Complex Needs: A Feasibility Study. Autism Research, 13(11), pp. 1915–1928. doi:10.1002/aur.2388.
  2. Desaunay, P., Clochon, P., Doidy, F., Lambrechts, A., Wantzen, P., Wallois, F. … Guillery-Girard, B. (2020). Exploring the Event-Related Potentials' Time Course of Associative Recognition in Autism. Autism Research, 13(11), pp. 1998–2016. doi:10.1002/aur.2384.
  3. Maras, K., Dando, C., Stephenson, H., Lambrechts, A., Anns, S. and Gaigg, S. (2020). The Witness-Aimed First Account (WAFA): A new technique for interviewing autistic witnesses and victims. Autism, 24(6), pp. 1449–1467. doi:10.1177/1362361320908986.
  4. Christensen, J.F., Lambrechts, A. and Tsakiris, M. (2019). The Warburg Dance Movement Library—The WADAMO Library: A Validation Study. Perception, 48(1), pp. 26–57. doi:10.1177/0301006618816631.
  5. Lambrechts, A., Falter-Wagner, C.M. and van Wassenhove, V. (2018). Diminished neural resources allocation to time processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders. NeuroImage: Clinical, 17, pp. 124–136. doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2017.09.023.
  6. Jones, C.R.G., Lambrechts, A. and Gaigg, S.B. (2017). Using Time Perception to Explore Implicit Sensitivity to Emotional Stimuli in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(7), pp. 2054–2066. doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3120-6.
  7. Desaunay, P., Clochon, P., Doidy, F., Lambrechts, A., Bowler, D.M., Gérardin, P. … Guillery-Girard, B. (2017). Impact of semantic relatedness on associative memory: An ERP study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2017.00335.
  8. Fusaroli, R., Lambrechts, A., Bang, D., Bowler, D.M. and Gaigg, S.B. (2017). “Is voice a marker for Autism spectrum disorder? A systematic review and meta-analysis”. Autism Research, 10(3), pp. 384–407. doi:10.1002/aur.1678.
  9. Christensen, J.F., Pollick, F.E., Lambrechts, A. and Gomila, A. (2016). Affective responses to dance. Acta Psychologica, 168, pp. 91–105. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.03.008.
  10. Narkiewicz, M., Lambrechts, A., Eichelbaum, F. and Yarrow, K. (2015). Humans don't time subsecond intervals like a stopwatch. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41(1), pp. 249–263. doi:10.1037/a0038284.
  11. Rebillard, C., Lambrechts, A., Guillery-Girard, B., Eustache, F., Baleyte, J.-.M., Spiess, J. … Lebreton, K. (2014). Apport de la technique d’Eye-tracking dans la compréhension de l’impact des particularités perceptives sur la cognition dans les Troubles du Spectre Autistique (TSA). European Psychiatry, 29(S3), pp. 598–598. doi:10.1016/j.eurpsy.2014.09.194.
  12. Lambrechts, A., Karolis, V., Garcia, S., Obende, J. and Cappelletti, M. (2013). Age does not count: Resilience of quantity processing in healthy ageing. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(DEC). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00865.
  13. Maras, K.L., Memon, A., Lambrechts, A. and Bowler, D.M. (2013). Recall of a live and personally experienced eyewitness event by adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(8), pp. 1798–1810. doi:10.1007/s10803-012-1729-z.
  14. Lambrechts, , Walsh, V. and Van Wassenhove, V. (2013). Evidence accumulation in the magnitude system. PLoS One, 8(12).
  15. Lambrechts, A., Mella, N., Pouthas, V. and Noulhiane, M. (2011). Subjectivity of time perception: A visual emotional orchestration. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 5. doi:10.3389/fnint.2011.00073.