ENS Ecole Normale Supérieure

ENS Ecole Normale Supérieure

Marc Mézard
45 rue d’Ulm
75230 Paris

ENP Teams of the Research Center

The cognitive neuroscience lab conducts researchs to understand the neural bases of Action and related cognitive processes along several dimensions: motor, linguistic, social and intentional. We especially study the brain functional architecture and...
The vision team of the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception has research interests in all aspects of visual perception. Its expertise covers visual attention, visual awareness and perceptual decisions, sensorimotor coupling, 3D perception, and...
The articulation between cognition and consciousness We use MEG and behavior to understand how the neural processes performing perceptual (ie, figure/ground) or cognitive (ie, attentional selection) are articulated with those giving rise to visual...
Boris GUTKIN
The goal of the GNT is to understand the basis of information processing in the brain by identifying links between collective neural dynamics and function. Research in the group comprises a broad spectrum of different topics in Computational...
Boris BARBOUR
Our group aims to understand the operation and function of one particular brain region, the cerebellum, basing our research upon a multidisciplinary characterization of the neural networks it contains. _* The cerebellum is involved in the learning...
We study the representation of sensory information in a cortical column by recording optically the activity of tens to thousands of neurons. We are interested in particular in the tactile information collected by the rodent whiskers and encoded in...
The aim of the group is to understand how inhibitory neurons control the gain and shape the temporal output of neuronal assemblies. To this end we combine electrophysiological recordings, optical recordings and the latest optogenetic tools. More...
Sonia GAREL
The long-term goal of our laboratory is to understand how the anterior part of the mammalian brain, the telencephalon, is shaped and wired during development. The telencephalon, comprising the cerebral cortex and basal ganglia, plays essential roles...
The creation of our team results from the development of an activity at the interface between physics and the sciences of living systems, initiated at the Physics Department of Ens by Gérard Weisbuch and Gérard Toulouse at the beginning of the 80's...
Franck RAMUS
The leading thread behind our research can be summed up in this single question: How can the human genome build a brain that can acquire a language, and other typically human cognitive skills? We attempt to address this question by studying...
Emmanuel DUPOUX
During the last thirty years, developmental psychology have documented the surprising speed and robustness with which babies learn the linguistics and social characteristics of their maternal environment. During the first year alone, infants achieve...
Julie GREZES
Our primary interest is to study the neural time course and correlates underpinning the processing of the early stages of social interactions. We have now set out to address several key issues important to our understanding of the processing of...
Sid KOUIDER
Our team is composed of cognitive scientists working on the neurobiological and psychological foundations of consciousness. We are especially interested in how conscious and unconscious processes differ at both the psychological and neural level. We...
German SUMBRE
Using the zebrafish larva as the experimental model and a multidisciplinary approach, including twophoton calcium imaging to monitor activity of neural networks, motor behaviours, genetic engineering techniques to label, monitor and manipulate...
Sophie DENEVE
Currently developping several research topics 1- Spike-based predictive coding: Progress in understanding brain functions rely in great part on filling the conceptual and experimental gaps between different levels ofanalysis, from single neurons to...
Anne CHRISTOPHE
Language is a complex cognitive function, involving the processing of several interacting levels of linguistic structure (e.g., phonology, syntax, semantics). The aim of our research is to understand the (neuro-)psychological mechanisms underlying...
The Audition team is investigating the mechanisms of auditory perception, at the interface between low-level processing of acoustic features and high-level cognitive processes. We use a wide range of tools in order to address this research topic,...