Nicolas Escoffier

Tel.: (65) 6516 8020
Fax.: (65) 6773 1843
Mailing address: National University of Singapore
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
9 Arts Link
Singapore 117570


Ph.D.  2013     National University of Singapore
M.S.    2006     University of Lyon II, France

Professional Experience

2015 – present     Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore
2013 – 2015         Research Associate, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Current Research

I am currently studying the neural correlates of evaluative conditioning and attitude change.


Escoffier, N., Herrmann, C.S., & Schirmer, A. (2015). Auditory rhythms entrain visual processes in the human brain: Evidence from evoked oscillations and event-related potentials. NeuroImage, 111, 167–176.
Escoffier, N., Zhong, J., Schirmer, A., & Qiu, A. (2013). Emotions in voice and music: Same code, same effect? Human Brain Mapping, 34, 1796–1810.
Escoffier, N., Sheng, D.Y., & Schirmer, A. (2010). Unattended Musical Beats Enhance Visual Processing. Acta Psychologica, 135(1), 12–16.
Schirmer, A., Teh, K. S., Wang, S., Vijayakumar, R., Ching, A., Nithianantham, D., Escoffier, N., & Cheok, A.D. (In press). Squeeze Me, But Don’t Tease Me: Human and Mechanical Touch Enhance Attention and Emotion Discrimination. Social Neuroscience.
Schirmer, A. & Escoffier, N. (2010). Emotional MMN: Anxiety and heart rate correlate with the ERP signature for auditory change detection. Clinical Neurophysiology, 121, 53–59.
Escoffier, N. & Tillmann B. (2008). The tonal function of a task-irrelevant chord modulates speed of visual processing. Cognition, 107, 1070–1083.
Schirmer, A., Escoffier, N., Li, Q.Y., Li H., & Strafford-Wilson, J. (2008). What grabs his attention but not hers: Estrogen correlates with neurophysiological measures of vocal change detection. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 33,718–27.
Schirmer, A., Escoffier, N., Zysset, S., Koester, D., Striano, T., & Friederici, A. (2008). When vocal processing gets emotional: On the role of social orientation in relevance detection by the human amygdala. Neuroimage, 40, 1402–1410.
Schirmer, A., Escoffier, N., & Simpson, E. (2007). Listen up! Processing of intensity change differs for vocal and nonvocal sounds. Brain Research, 1176, 103–112.
Schirmer A., Lui M., Maess B., Escoffier N., Chan M., Penney T. B. (2006). Task and sex modulate the brain response to emotional incongruity in Asian listeners. Emotion, 6, 406–17.
Tillmann, B., Koelsch, S., Escoffier, N., Bigand, E., Lalitte, P., Friederici, A. & von Cramon, Y. (2006). Cognitive priming in sung and instrumental music: Activation of inferior frontal cortex. Neuroimage, 31, 1771–82.
Tillmann B., Bigand E., Escoffier N. & Lalitte P. (2006). The influence of musical relatedness on musical timbre discrimination. The European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 18, 343–358.