Patricia SAGASPE

Current Status

  • Research Engineer (PhD) – Bordeaux Hospital





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University Degrees

  • PhD Psychology – University of Bordeaux 2 (2004)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) specialization – University of Bordeaux 2 (2003-2004)
  • Psychologist degree (2000)



  • 2011- : Research Engineer - Bordeaux Hospital - USR CNRS 3413 SANPSY (Sleep, Attention and NeuroPSYchiatry) - University of Bordeaux
  • 2005-2011 : Post-Doctoral position IFSTTAR (Institut Français Sciences Technologies Transports Aménagement Réseaux) - Paris
  • 2004-2005 : Post-Doctoral position – University of Geneva (Switzerland) (Laboratory of Neurology and Imagery of the Cognition) - FYSSEN Foundation Post-doctoral research Fellowship
  • 2000-2004 : PhD Psychology – University of Bordeaux 2 - Fellowship from French Ministry of Research MENRT
  • 2000-2004 : Lecturer Psychology – University of Bordeaux 2



  • Domains : Cognitive Psychology, cognitive neurosciences, sleep, virtual reality, aging
  • Scientific expertise : Attentional processes, behavioural vigilance, executive functions, inhibition, attentional deficits, sleep disorders, driving simulator, sleepiness at the wheel, virtual reality environments, normal and pathological aging


  1. Bioulac, S; de Sevin, E; Sagaspe, P; Claret, A; Philip, P; Micoulaud-Franchi, J A and Bouvard, M P Qu'apportent les outils de réalité virtuelle en psychiatrie de l'enfant et l'adolescent ?. In L'Encéphale, 44 (3): 280-285, 2018. doi 
  2. Bioulac, S.; Micoulaud-Franchi, J-A.; Maire, J.; Bouvard, M. P; Rizzo, A. A; Sagaspe, P. and Philip, P. Virtual Remediation Versus Methylphenidate to Improve Distractibility in Children With ADHD: A Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial Study. In Journal of attention disorders: 1087054718759751, 2018. doi 


  1. Bioulac, S.; Micoulaud-Franchi, J-A.; Arnaud, M.; Sagaspe, P.; Moore, N.; Salvo, F. and Philip, P. Risk of Motor Vehicle Accidents Related to Sleepiness at the Wheel: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. In Sleep, 40 (10), 2017. doi 
  2. Philip, P; Micoulaud-Franchi, J-A.; Sagaspe, P; de Sevin, E; Olive, J; Bioulac, S and Sauteraud, A Virtual human as a new diagnostic tool, a proof of concept study in the field of major depressive disorders. In Sci Rep, 7, 2017.


  1. Micoulaud-Franchi, J A; Sauteraud, A; Olive, J; Sagaspe, P; Bioulac, S and Philip, P Validation of the French version of the Acceptability E-scale (AES) for mental E-health systems. In Psychiatry Res, 2016.
  2. Philip, P.; Micoulaud-Franchi, J-A.; Sagaspe, P.; de Sevin, E.; Bonhomme, &.; Olive, J.; Bioulac, S. and Sauteraud, A. Fréquence de la dépression au sein d'une consultation de sommeil et nouveaux outils numériques : de l'intérêt d'agents virtuels pour aider les médecins à l'identification des troubles de l'humeur. In Médecine du Sommeil, 13 (1): 27, 2016. doi 
  3. Bioulac, S; Sagaspe, P; Micoulaud-Franchi, J A; Altena, E; Taillard, J; Schröder, C; Bouvard, M P; Fabrigoule, C and Philip, P Objective level of alertness and inhibitory control predict highway driving impairment in adults with ADHD. In Journal of Attention Disorders, 2016.
  4. Micoulaud-Franchi, J-A.; Lopez, R.; Cermolacce, M.; Vaillant, F.; Péri, P.; Boyer, L.; Richieri, R.; Bioulac, S.; Sagaspe, P.; Philip, P.; Vion-Dury, J. and Lancon, C. Sensory Gating Capacity and Attentional Function in Adults With ADHD: A Preliminary Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Study. In Journal of attention disorders: 108705471662971, 2016. doi 
  5. Quera-Salva, M A; Hartley, S; Sauvagnac-Quera, R; Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Contrand, B; Micoulaud, J A; Lagarde, E; Barbot, F and Philip, P Association between reported sleep need and sleepiness at the wheel: comparative study on French highways between 1996 and 2011. In BMJ Open, 2016. doi 


  1. Philip, P; Micoulaud-Franchi, J A; Lagarde, E; Taillard, J; Canel, A; Sagaspe, P and Bioulac, S Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms, Sleepiness and Accidental Risk in 36140 Regularly Registered Highway Drivers. In PLoS One, 10, 2015.
  2. Bioulac, S; Chaufton, C; Taillard, J; Claret, A; Sagaspe, P; Fabrigoule, C; Bouvard, M P and Philip, P Excessive daytime sleepiness in adult patients with ADHD as measured by the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test, an electrophysiologic measure. In J. Clin. Psychiatry, 76: 943-948, 2015.


  1. Philip, P; Chaufton, C; Taillard, J; Capelli, A; Coste, O; Leger, D; Moore, N and Sagaspe, P Modafinil Improves Real Driving Performance in Patients with Hypersomnia: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Crossover Clinical Trial. In Sleep, 37(3): 483-487, 2014.
  2. Philip, P; Chaufton, C; Orriols, L; Lagarde, E; Amoros, E; Laumon, B; Akerstedt, T; Taillard, J and Sagaspe, P Complaints of Poor Sleep and Risk of Traffic Accidents: A Population-Based Case-Control Study. In PLoS One, 9 (12), 2014. doi 
  3. Chaufton, C; Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Capelli, A; Coste, O; Leger, D; Moore, N and Philip, P Le modafinil améliore les performances de conduite réelle chez des patients souffrant d'hypersomnie centrale. In Médecine du Sommeil, 11 (1), 2014. doi 
  4. Philip, P.; Sagaspe, P.; Taillard, J.; Amoros, E.; Lagarde, E.; Orriols, L.; Chaufton, C.; Capelli, A.; Laumon, B. and Akerstedt, T. La somnolence au volant et le risque d'accidents de la route : une étude de population cas–témoins menée en France. In Médecine du Sommeil, 11 (1): 12-13, 2014. doi 
  5. Motak, L; Bayssac, L; Taillard, J; Sagaspe, P; Huet, N; Terrier, P; Philip, P and Daurat, A Naturalistic conversation improves daytime motorway driving performance under a benzodiazepine: A randomised, crossover, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. In Accid Anal Prev, 67: 61-66, 2014.


  1. Philip, P; Chaufton, C; Taillard, J; Sagaspe, P; Leger, D; Raimondi, M; Vakulin, A and Capelli, A Maintenance of Wakefulness Test scores and driving performance in sleep disorder patients and controls. In Int J Psychophysiol, 89 (2): 195-202, 2013.
  2. Sarram, S; Debrabant, R; Fatseas, M; Daulouede, J P; Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Philip, P and Auriacombe, M Changes in sleep quality and alertness in opiate-dependent subjects after stable methadone and buprenorphine maintenance treatment. A pilot exploratory report. In Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, 15 (1): 39-44, 2013.
  3. Daurat, A; Sagaspe, P; Motak, L; Taillard, J; Bayssac, L; Huet, N; Authie, C; Mestre, D and Philip, P Lorazepam impairs highway driving performance more than heavy alcohol consumption. In Accid Anal Prev, 60c: 31-34, 2013.


  1. Tassi, P; Schimchowitsch, S; Rohmer, O; Elbaz, M; Bonnefond, A; Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Leger, D and Philip, P Effects of acute and chronic sleep deprivation on daytime alertness and cognitive performance of healthy snorers and non-snorers. In Sleep Med., 13 (1): 29-35, 2012. doi 
  2. Philip, P; Sagaspe, P; Prague, M; Tassi, P; Capelli, A; Bioulac, B; Commenges, D and Taillard, J Acute versus chronic partial sleep deprivation in middle-aged people: differential effect on performance and sleepiness. In Sleep, 35 (7): 997-1002, 2012. doi 
  3. Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Amieva, H; Beck, A; Rascol, O; Dartigues, J F; Capelli, A and Philip, P Influence of Age, Circadian and Homeostatic Processes on Inhibitory Motor Control: A Go/Nogo Task Study. In PLoS ONE, 7 (6): e39410, 2012. doi 
  4. Taillard, J.; Capelli, A.; Sagaspe, P.; Anund, A.; Akerstedt, T. and Pierre, P. In-Car Nocturnal Blue Light Exposure Improves Motorway Driving: A Randomized Controlled Trial. In PLoS ONE, 7 (10): e46750, 2012. doi 
  5. Davenne, D; Lericollais, R; Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Gauthier, A; Espie, S and Philip, P Reliability of simulator driving tool for evaluation of sleepiness, fatigue and driving performance. In Accid Anal Prev, 45: 677-682, 2012. doi 


  1. Sagaspe, P; Schwartz, S and Vuilleumier, P Fear and stop: a role for the amygdala in motor inhibition by emotional signals. In Neuroimage, 55 (4): 1825-1835, 2011. doi 
  2. Verster, J C; Taillard, J; Sagaspe, P; Olivier, B and Philip, P Prolonged nocturnal driving can be as dangerous as severe alcohol-impaired driving. In J Sleep Res, 20 (4): 585-588, 2011. doi 
  3. Taillard, J; Philip, P; Claustrat, B; Capelli, A; Coste, O; Chaumet, G and Sagaspe, P Time course of neurobehavioral alertness during extended wakefulness in morning- and evening-type healthy sleepers. In Chronobiol. Int., 28 (6): 520-527, 2011. doi 
  4. Philip, P and Sagaspe, P Sleep and accidents. In Bull. Acad. Natl. Med., 195 (7): 1635-1643, 2011.


  1. Philip, P; Sagaspe, P; Lagarde, E; Leger, D; Ohayon, M M; Bioulac, B; Boussuge, J and Taillard, J Sleep disorders and accidental risk in a large group of regular registered highway drivers. In Sleep Med., 11 (10): 973-979, 2010. doi 
  2. Sagaspe, P; Leger, D; Taillard, J; Bayon, V; Chaumet, G and Philip, P Might the Berlin Sleep Questionnaire applied to bed partners be used to screen sleep apneic patients?. In Sleep Med., 11 (5): 479-483, 2010. doi 
  3. Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Bayon, V; Lagarde, E; Moore, N; Boussuge, J; Chaumet, G; Bioulac, B and Philip, P Sleepiness, near-misses and driving accidents among a representative population of French drivers. In J Sleep Res, 19 (4): 578-584, 2010. doi 


  1. Chaumet, G; Taillard, J; Sagaspe, P; Pagani, M; Dinges, D F; Pavy-Le-Traon, A; Bareille, M P; Rascol, O and Philip, P Confinement and sleep deprivation effects on propensity to take risks. In Aviat Space Environ Med, 80 (2): 73-80, 2009.


  1. Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Akerstedt, T; Bayon, V; Espie, S; Chaumet, G; Bioulac, B and Philip, P Extended driving impairs nocturnal driving performances. In PLoS ONE, 3 (10): e3493, 2008. doi 
  2. Chaumet, G; Quera-Salva, M A; Macleod, A; Hartley, S; Taillard, J; Sagaspe, P; Mazaux, J M; Azouvi, P; Joseph, P A; Guilleminault, C; Bioulac, B; Leger, D et al. Is there a link between alertness and fatigue in patients with traumatic brain injury?. In Neurology, 71 (20): 1609-1613, 2008. doi 
  3. Galliaud, E; Taillard, J; Sagaspe, P; Valtat, C; Bioulac, B and Philip, P Sharp and sleepy: evidence for dissociation between sleep pressure and nocturnal performance. In J Sleep Res, 17 (1): 11-15, 2008. doi 
  4. Philip, P; Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Chaumet, G; Bayon, V; Coste, O; Bioulac, B and Guilleminault, C Maintenance of Wakefulness Test, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, and driving risk. In Ann. Neurol., 64 (4): 410-416, 2008. doi 


  1. Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Chaumet, G; Guilleminault, C; Coste, O; Moore, N; Bioulac, B and Philip, P Maintenance of wakefulness test as a predictor of driving performance in patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea. In Sleep, 30 (3): 327-330, 2007.
  2. Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Chaumet, G; Moore, N; Bioulac, B and Philip, P Aging and nocturnal driving: better with coffee or a nap? A randomized study. In Sleep, 30 (12): 1808-1813, 2007.
  3. Sagaspe, P; Philip, P and Schwartz, S Inhibitory motor control in apneic and insomniac patients: a stop task study. In J Sleep Res, 16 (4): 381-387, 2007. doi 


  1. Sagaspe, P; Sanchez-Ortuno, M; Charles, A; Taillard, J; Valtat, C; Bioulac, B and Philip, P Effects of sleep deprivation on Color-Word, Emotional, and Specific Stroop interference and on self-reported anxiety. In Brain Cogn, 60 (1): 76-87, 2006. doi 
  2. Philip, P; Taillard, J; Moore, N; Delord, S; Valtat, C; Sagaspe, P and Bioulac, B The effects of coffee and napping on nighttime highway driving: a randomized trial. In Ann. Intern. Med., 144 (11): 785-791, 2006.


  1. Philip, P; Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Valtat, C; Moore, N; Akerstedt, T; Charles, A and Bioulac, B Fatigue, sleepiness, and performance in simulated versus real driving conditions. In Sleep, 28 (12): 1511-1516, 2005.
  2. Philip, P; Sagaspe, P; Moore, N; Taillard, J; Charles, A; Guilleminault, C and Bioulac, B Fatigue, sleep restriction and driving performance. In Accid Anal Prev, 37 (3): 473-478, 2005. doi 


  1. Philip, P; Taillard, J; Sagaspe, P; Valtat, C; Sanchez-Ortuno, M; Moore, N; Charles, A and Bioulac, B Age, performance and sleep deprivation. In J Sleep Res, 13 (2): 105-110, 2004. doi 


  1. Philip, P; Sagaspe, P; Taillard, J; Moore, N; Guilleminault, C; Sanchez-Ortuno, M; Akerstedt, T and Bioulac, B Fatigue, sleep restriction, and performance in automobile drivers: a controlled study in a natural environment. In Sleep, 26 (3): 277-280, 2003.
  2. Taillard, J; Philip, P; Coste, O; Sagaspe, P and Bioulac, B The circadian and homeostatic modulation of sleep pressure during wakefulness differs between morning and evening chronotypes. In J Sleep Res, 12 (4): 275-282, 2003.
  3. Philip, P; Taillard, J; Klein, E; Sagaspe, P; Charles, A; Davies, W L; Guilleminault, C and Bioulac, B Effect of fatigue on performance measured by a driving simulator in automobile drivers. In J Psychosom Res, 55 (3): 197-200, 2003. doi 
  4. Sagaspe, P; Charles, A; Taillard, J; Bioulac, B and Philip, P Inhibition and working memory: effect of acute sleep deprivation on a random letter generation task. In Can J Exp Psychol, 57 (4): 265-273, 2003.

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