Research at DEC covers the full breadth of human cognitive abilities in four research programs:

  • - Language and communication
  • - Social and collective cognition
  • - Perception, attention and consciousness
  • - Decision making and rationality

  • These cognitive abilities are investigated using the concepts, methods and techniques from a wide variety of disciplines: analytical philosophy, theoretical and experimental linguistics, anthropology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neuro-economics, cognitive neuroscience, integrative neuroscience, and computational neuroscience: analytical philosophy, theoretical and experimental linguistics, anthropology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neuro-economics, cognitive neuroscience, integrative neuroscience, and computational neuroscience.

    Experimental platforms are located at Ecole normale supérieure, Hôpital Mondor and Hôpital Cochin Port-Royal, and allow for the testing of infants, children, and both healthy and brain-lesioned adults. These platforms are equipped with eye-trackers, as well as with EEG and NIRS recording systems.

    The Labex IEC supports research at DEC via its New Ideas program.