Neuroimaging of Human Cognitive Architectures

Research center

CEA Saclay Bât 145
91190 Gif-sur-Yvette
Stanislas Dehaene

Institution

Inserm
Collège de France
CEA
ED419 - ED158
Université Paris Sud 11

Laboratory

Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit
Phone: 01 69 08 16 74
U992
Idex Neuro Saclay, ERC Advanced "NeuroSyntax"

Keywords

language
Functional imaging
cognition
calculation
consciousness
Available to host a PhD student

Publications

 

Amalric, M., & Dehaene, S. (2016). Origins of the brain networks for advanced mathematics in expert mathematicians. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201603205. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1603205113

Meyniel, F., & Dehaene, S. (2017). Brain networks for confidence weighting and hierarchical inference during probabilistic learning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(19), E3859–E3868. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1615773114

Meyniel, F., Maheu, M., & Dehaene, S. (2016). Human Inferences about Sequences: A Minimal Transition Probability Model. PLoS Computational Biology, 12(12), e1005260. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005260

Nelson, M. J., El Karoui, I., Giber, K., Yang, X., Cohen, L., Koopman, H., … Dehaene, S. (2017). Neurophysiological dynamics of phrase-structure building during sentence processing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(18), E3669–E3678. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1701590114

Trübutschek, D., Marti, S., Ojeda, A., King, J.-R., Mi, Y., Tsodyks, M., & Dehaene, S. (2017). A theory of working memory without consciousness or sustained activity. eLife, 6. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.23871

Fields of research

Cognitive neurosciences / neuropsychology /neuroeconomy

Research Theme

Study of fine-grained cognitive representations and processes underlying cognition and perception; of contrast between conscious and non-conscious operations, to identify signatures of conscious level processing.

 Analyze the impact of education on the adult brain organization for reading and arithmetic.

 Study the development of language and consciousness in human infants and young children and human adult architecture for sentence-level processing of language.

We investigate high-level human cognitive functions using experimental psychology, neuropsychology and neuroimaging approaches (functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI; magneto- and electro-encephalography, MEG & EEG). 

•    Our main lines of research:
o    Consciouness, Number Processing, Reading: Stanislas Dehaene, Manuela Piazza, Evelyn Eger, Philippe Pinel
o    Development: Ghislaine Dehaene, Jessica Dubois, Francois Leroy
o    Language: Christophe Pallier, Asaf Bachrach, Ghislaine & Stanislas Dehaene, Antonio Moreno
o    Dyspraxia: Caroline Huron
o    Multisensory perception, time perception and temporal processes: Virginie Van Wassenhove
o    Brain and Genetics: Philippe Pinel, Antonio Moreno

ENP Students

Darinka TRÜBUTSCHEK

Team members

Philippe Pinel
SCHURGER Aaron
MEYNIEL Florent
MARTI Sébastien
NELSON Matthew
HANNAGHAN Thomas
MOUTARD Clement
AMALRIC Marie
PINHEIRO CHAGAS Pedro
MAHEU Maxime
TROVO Bianca
POTIER WATKINS Cassandra
SANTORO Giovanna
LABRUNA Laurence

Lab rotation

Neuroimaging of Human Cognitive Architectures

Team leader: 

DEHAENE Stanislas

Dates: 

January 2, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Application deadline: 

June 29, 2018

Period

~ Jan-March 2018

~ April-June 2018

Project

The applicant would be integrated in an ongoing ERC project called “NeuroSyntax” whose goal is to understand the neural representation of syntactic structures in various domains (natural language, mathematic, music, artificial grammars). The research involves brain-imaging (fMRI, MEG) and electrophysiological recordings (ECOG, SEEG) in humans as well as comparative work in non-human primates.

Contact

Neurospin - Cognitive NeuroImaging Unit - Bât 145, Point Courier 156 F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex - +33 1 69 08 16 74 - Stanislas.dehaene@cea.fr

Supervisor: 

DEHAENE Stanislas