MARTIAL Charlotte


MARTIAL Charlotte

Faculté de Médecine
Département des sciences cliniques
GIGA Consciousness - Coma Science Group

ULiège address
Bât. B34 GIGA Consciousness - Coma Science Group
Quartier Hôpital
avenue de l'Hôpital 11
4000 Liège
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Personal website (s)
Personal website (s)
Coma Science Group
Personal website (s)
Centre du Cerveau²-CHU Liège

University degrees
2018: Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Université de Liège)
2014: MASTER in Psychological Sciences with specialization in Cognitive & Behavioral Neurosciences (Université de Liège)


Charlotte leads the projects on the phenomenon of near-death experiences (NDEs). More generally, Charlotte's work aims to investigate various states of disconnected consciousness (being conscious without experiencing the external world). She studies conditions in which people are outwardly unresponsive such as during general anesthesia or cardiac arrest, but `disconnected¿ and/or 'connected' to the world, as testified by the detailed subjective reports upon awakening. She also explores the neural correlates of other altered or modified states of consciousness, such as disorders of consciousness and hypnosis (mainly using behavioral assessments, MRI and EEG techniques). She joined the Centre for Psychedelic Research (Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London, UK) in 2019 to investigate the overlap between the phenomenology of the classical psychedelic experiences and NDEs. Charlotte is also affiliated to the Psychology and Neuroscience of Cognition Research Unit (PsyNCog).

Research field

  • Neurosciences cognitives
  • Neurophysiologie
  • Sciences biomédicales en général

Duties or mandates

  • Post-doctoral researcher

Scientific distinctions

  • Lauréat Prix Léon Frédéricq (2018)
  • Prix Louis Gillet (2019)
  • Lauréat Prix Léon Frédéricq (2020)
  • BIAL Foundation Grant for Scientific Research (2022)
  • IBIA Young Investigator Award (2023)

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