Track directors: Thérèse Collins (Université Paris Cité) and Louise Kirsch (Université Paris Cité)
Capacity: 20

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

Track core curriculum

NEURO-102 Basic methods in Neuroimaging (3 ECTS), Laura Dugué
NEURO-103 Advanced methods in Neuroimaging (3 ECTS), Laura Dugué
PSYCH-102 Advanced methods for cognitive psychology (6 ECTS), Thérèse Collins
INT-101 Internship (0.5 day/week) (3 ECTS)
INT-102 Internship (0.5 day/week) (3 ECTS)

Options: 6 or 8 ECTS among these options

LING-101 Introduction au Traitement Automatique des Langues (in French) (3 ECTS), Guillaume Wisniewski
PHILO-101 Scientific reasoning (5 ECTS), Isabelle Drouet
NCIA-101Introduction to Computational Neuroscience and AI (3 ECTS), Mehdi Khamassi, Benoît Girard
NEURO-101Introduction to Cognitive Neurocience (3 ECTS), Claire Sergent, Pierre Bourdillon
NEURO-104Neuropsychology as a central paradigm in cognitive science (3 ECTS) , Lucie Rose, Paolo Bartolomeo, Laurent Cohen

M1 – Semester 2

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

INT-201 Internship (1 day/week) (6 ECTS)
PSYCH-202 Psychological functions: language, numerical cognition, animal cognition (6 ECTS), Thierry Nazzi
PSYCH-203 Psychological functions: perception, decision-making, social cognition (6 ECTS), Louise Kirsch

Options: 3 ECTS among these options

NEURO-201 Advanced Cognitive Neuroscience (3 ECTS), Louise Kirsch
NCIA-202 Bayesian Modeling of brain and behavior (6 ECTS), Jonathan Vacher, Jean Daunizeau
NCIA-204 Model-based neuroimaging (3 ECTS), Laura Dugué

M2 – Semestre 3

Master core curriculum

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

Options: 24 ECTS among these options

iMOV-SU-302 Physiology of perception (to be confirmed) (6 ECTS), Olivier 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-making (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
PSYCH-302 Social cognition (6 ECTS), Louise Kirsch, Klara Kovarski
PSYCH-303 Representations (6 ECTS), Thérèse Collins
BIP-SU-301 Cerveau social et émotions (in French) (6 ECTS), Jacqueline Nadel
BIP-SU-302 Development of the nervous system (6 ECTS), Richard Belvindrah, Alexandra Rebsam
PAS-301 Hearing: from mechanisms to restauration (6 ECTS?), Brice Bathellier

M2 – Semestre 4

Master core curriculum

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