Psychophysics

Brain and Consciousness

Main field of research: 

Cognitive neurosciences / neuropsychology /neuroeconomy

Keywords: 

consciousness
perception
neuroimaging
Psychophysics
Brain function

ENP label: 

2014

Research Center / Institute: 

ENS Ecole Normale Supérieure

Research Unit Code: 

UMR 8554

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 use various behavioral methods (e.g., priming, psychophysics) and brain imaging techniques (e.g., fMRI, EEG) to study how humans process things unconsciously (e.g., as in situations of subliminal perception, sleep or hypnosis) and compare it to situations of conscious processing.

Leader

Leader: 

Institutions

Principal Institution: 

ENS

Affiliated institutions: 

CNRS
EHESS

University: 

Université Paris Descartes - Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Doctoral School: 

ED158 ED 474
Laboratory

Surname: 

Institut d'Etudes de la Cognition

Initiatives d'Excellence: 

Institut d'Etudes Cognitives
Publications

Publications: 

Goupil L, Romand-Monnier M, Kouider S. Infants ask for help when they know they don't know. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Mar 29;113(13):3492-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1515129113. Epub 2016 Mar 7.

#Bastian, M., #Sackur, J. (2013). Mind-Wandering at the fingertips: automatic parsing of subjective states based on response time variability. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1 -- 11.

#Kouider, S., Stahlhut, C., Gelskov, S., #Barbosa, L, de Gardelle, V., Dutat, M., Dehaene, S., & Dehaene-Lambertz, G. (2013).A neural marker of perceptual consciousness in infants. Science, 50(14), 3736?3744.

#Sackur, J.(2013). Two dimensions of visibility revealed by multidimensional scaling of metacontrast, Cognition, (in press).

Faivre, N., Charron, S., Roux, P., Lehericy, S., & #Kouider, S. (2012). Nonconscious Emotional Processing Involves Distinct Neural Pathways for Pictures and Videos. Neuropsychologia, 50(14), 3736?3744.

Faivre, N., Berthet, V. & #Kouider, S. (2012). Nonconscious influences from emotional faces: a comparison of visual crowding, masking, and continuous flash suppression. Frontiers in Consciousness Research, 3, 1?13.

Vision Group

Main field of research: 

Cognitive neurosciences / neuropsychology /neuroeconomy

Keywords: 

Psychophysics
neuroimagery
behavioural psychophysics, integrative neuroscience, and computational modelling
predictive coding, scene analysis, and dynamic sensory processes

ENP label: 

2008

Research Center / Institute: 

ENS Ecole Normale Supérieure

Research Unit Code: 

UMR 8248

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 interaction of vision with the other senses. It relies on experimental methods issued from psychophysics, neuroimagery, patient studies, and modelling.

Leader

Leader: 

Institutions

Principal Institution: 

Ecole Normale Supérieure

Affiliated institutions: 

CNRS

Doctoral School: 

ED 3C - 158
Laboratory

Surname: 

Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs

Initiatives d'Excellence: 

Institut d’Etude de la Cognition
Publications

Publications: 

de Gardelle V, Le Corre F, Mamassian P. Confidence as a Common Currency between Vision and Audition. PLoS One. 2016 Jan 25;11(1):e0147901. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147901. eCollection 2016.

Vienne, C., Blondé, L., and Mamassian, P. (2014). Perception, 43(6), 481-498.

Desantis, A., Mamassian, P., Lisi, M., and Waszak, F. (2014). Experimental Brain Research.

Vienne, C., Sorin, L., Blondé, L., Huynh-Thu, Q., and Mamassian, P. (2014). Vision Research, 100, 124-133.
de Gardelle, V., and Mamassian, P. (2014). Psychological Science, 25(6), 1286-1288.

Narain, D., Mamassian, P., van Beers, R. J., Smeets, J. B., and Brenner, E. (2013). PLoS One, 8(4):e62276. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062276.

Simoncini, C., Perrinet, L. U., Montagnini, A., Mamassian*, P. and Masson*, G. S. (2012). Nature Neuroscience, 15, 1596-1603. (*):joint senior author.