Cognitive science and society

Track directors: Thérèse Collins, Mehdi Khamassi, Louise Kirsch
Capacity: 5

General organization

The master’s student must register to one of the tracks. These tracks ensure the acquisition of genuine expertise in the concepts, methods, and techniques specific to each discipline, enhancing the clarity of skills associated with the diploma. The program establishes a common cultural foundation from the first year (M1) through a core curriculum and introductory courses to the different disciplines. In the second year (M2), the majority of courses are fully interdisciplinary and open to students from all tracks. Our goal is to cultivate cognitivists equipped with both robust disciplinary expertise and a broad interdisciplinary culture, essential elements for fostering meaningful collaboration across disciplines.

M1 – Semester 1

Master core curriculum

CORE-102 Data camp (3 ECTS)
CORE-103 How to write a literature review? (3 ECTS), Jonathan Vacher
CORE-104 Ethics in cognitive sciences (3 ECTS), Katie Evans, Anouk Barberousse, Raja Chatila

Track core curriculum

PSYCH-101 Introduction to cognitive psychology (3 ECTS), Thérèse Collins
PHILO-101 Scientific reasoning (5 ECTS), Isabelle Drouet

Options : 15 ECTS among these options

INT-101 Internship (1 day/week) (6 ECTS)
LING-101 Introduction au Traitement Automatique des Langues (3 ECTS), Guillaume Wisniewski
NCIA-101 Introduction to Computational Neuroscience and AI (3 ECTS), Mehdi Khamassi, Benoît Girard
NEURO-101 Introduction to Cognitive Neurocience (3 ECTS), Claire Sergent, Pierre Bourdillon
NEURO-102 Basic methods in Neuroimaging (3 ECTS), Laura Dugué
NEURO-103 Advanced methods in Neuroimaging (3 ECTS), Laura Dugué
NEURO-104 Neuropsychology as a central paradigm in cognitive science (3 ECTS), Lucie Rose, Paolo Bartolomeo, Laurent Cohen
PSYCH-201 Advanced methods for cognitive psychology (6 ECTS), Thérèse Collins

M1 – Semester 2

Master core curriculum

CORE-101 Experimental approach (3 ECTS), Christophe Pallier, Mark Wexler
CORE-102 Data camp (3 ECTS)

Track core curriculum

PSYCH-203 Psychological functions: perception, decision-making, social cognition (6 ECTS), Louise Kirsch
SOC-201 Applying methods of cognitive psychology (3 ECTS), Thérèse Collins
SOC-202 Seminar series with experts of application of cognitive science in society (3 ECTS), Mehdi Khamassi
SOC-203 Supervised project on a major societal issue (3 ECTS), Mehdi Khamassi

Options : 9 to 12 ECTS among these options

INT-201 Internship (1 day/week) (6 ECTS)
PSYCH-202 Psychological functions: language, numerical cognition, animal cognition (6 ECTS), Thierry Nazzi
NEURO-201 Advanced Cognitive Neuroscience (3 ECTS), Louise Kirsch
NEURO-202 Cognitive Neurophysiology (6 ECTS), Chloé Berland
NCIA-202 Bayesian Modeling of brain and behavior (3 ECTS), Jonathan Vacher, Jean Daunizeau
NCIA-205 Model-based neuroimaging (3 ECTS), Laura Dugué
NEURO-SU-203 Python avancé (6 ECTS), Hédi Soula
PHILO-201 Philosophy of cognitive science (5 ECTS), Pascal Ludwig
INFO-SU-203 Interfaces Humain-Machine (lectures in French, slides in English) (6 ECTS), Gilles Bailly, Baptiste Caramiaux

M2 – Semester 3

Master core curriculum

INT-301 Internship preparation (1 day/week) (6 ECTS)

Track core curriculum

To be completed

Options : X ECTS among these options

iMOV-SU-302 Neurophysiology of perception (6 ECTS), Oliver Marre, Grégory Gauvain
MSR-SU-301 Perception and action (3 ECTS), Emmanuel Guigon, Malika Auvray
NEURO-301 Attention (6 ECTS), Laura Dugué
NEURO-302 Decision (6 ECTS), Mathias Pessiglione
NEURO-303 Cognitive neuroscience of consciousness (6 ECTS), Claire Sergent, Jérôme Sackur
NEURO-304 Embodied cognition (6 ECTS), Louise Kirsch
PSYCH-301 Neuro-education: advanced introduction to developmental psychology and neurosciences for education (6 ECTS), Elise Klein, Arnaud Cacchia
PSYCHO-302 Social cognition (6 ECTS), Louise Kirsch, Klara Kovarski
PSYCHO-303 Representations (6 ECTS), Thérèse Collins
NCIA-301 Computational psychiatry (6 ECTS), Fabien Vinckier, Philippe Domenech
BIP-SU-301 Cerveau social et émotions (6 ECTS), Jacqueline Nadel
BIP-SU-302 Development of the nervous system (6 ECTS), Richard Belvindrah, Alexandra Redsam
BIP-SU-303 Neurobiology des Troubles Psychiatriques (6 ECTS), Philippe Fossati
BIP-SU-304 Bases Cérébrales des Fonctions Cognitives (6 ECTS), Katia Andrade, Richard Lévy, Laurent Cohen
PAS-301 Hearing: from mechanisms to restauration (6 ECTS), Brice Bathellier
BIP-SU-301 Spatial Memory and Navigation (3 ECTS), Christelle Rochefort, Laure Rondi-Reig

M2 – Semester 4

Master core curriculum

INT-401 Internship (full time) (30 ECTS)