Institut des Sciences Cognitives Marc Jeannerod
We are a research laboratory dedicated to the study of the cerebral mechanisms of cognition and its disorders. It hosts several groups of scientists interested in topics such as perception, motor plasticity, attention, decision making, motivation and social cognition. The expertise of its members is decisively multidisciplinary, and includes physiology and psychology, as well as mathematics, economics and clinical disciplines such as neurology and psychiatry. Our research makes use of experimental models, behavioural analysis and functional neuroimaging. The Cognitive Neuroscience Centre tries to promote strong interactions between basic and clinical approaches in the hope of advancing our understanding of diseases such as Parkinson’s, schizophrenia or autism and in order to help in the development of novel therapies for the treatment of sensorimotor and cognitive handicaps. The UMR5229 is under joint contract with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Claude-Bernard Lyon University.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
The French National Centre for Scientific Research is among the world's leading research institutions. It is an interdisciplinary public research organisation under the administrative supervision of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and is a major actor of the French public research effort. Its scientists explore the living world, matter, the Universe, and the functioning of human societies in order to meet the major challenges of today and tomorrow. Internationally recognised for the excellence of its scientific research, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development, as well as for the general public.