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Cognitive Science Institute (ISC)

This research laboratory is dedicated to 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 multidisciplinary, and includes physiology and psychology, as well as mathematics, economics and clinical disciplines such as neurology and psychiatry. The research makes use of experimental models, behavioural analysis and functional neuroimaging, and 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.