Research teams

Cognition and social neuroscience

"Deepening the study of socially regulated cognition"

Perception and attention

"The perception of natural visual scenes and the recognition of familiar forms (letters, words, objects and handwriting)"

Developpement and cognitive agings

"Studying Development and Cognitive Aging"


"To better understand the complex organization of language: its acquisition, its normal and pathological functioning, as well as its cerebral implementation"

Comparative cognition

"Better define the human cognitive processes through cognitions of other species"



  • Brain & Language Research Institute
  • Institute of Language, Communication & the Brain 
  • Tremplin Carnot - Institut Cognition

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  1. Gaze-controlled vision enhancement system for reading in visually impaired people

    People with low vision, especially those with Central Field Loss (CFL), need magnification to read. The flexibility of Electronic Vision Enhancement Systems (EVES) offers several ways of magnifying text. Due to the restricted field of view of EVES, the need for magnification is conflicting with the need to navigate through text (panning). We have developed and implemented a real-time gaze-controlled system whose goal is to optimize the possibility of magnifying a portion of text while maintaining global viewing of the other portions of the text (condition 1).

  2. Eido, a new typeface for visually impaired patients

    Age-related macular degeneration represents a population of more than one million patients in France. These patients mostly complain of a difficulty in correctly recognizing the words that make up a text. To try to improve the reading skills of these patients, three members of the "Perception et Caution" team (J.-B. Bernard, C. Aguilar, E. Castet E.) developed EIDO, a new Specially designed for visually impaired patients

  3. Boys underperforming in reading: it's in the head!

    On average, boys score far less on reading tests than girls. But the difference disappears when they are made to believe that it is a game.

  4. How to better evaluate student work?

    Pascal Huguet and Isabelle Régner are currently running an alternative to the traditional scoring system in 70 secondary schools: the competency assessment. If the first results are promising, the experience is far from over.

  5. Evidence of a Vocalic Proto-System in the Baboon

    Les babouins produisent des vocalisations comparables aux voyelles. C’est ce qu’ont mis en évidence des chercheurs du Gipsa-Lab (CNRS/Grenoble INP/Université de Grenoble Alpes), du Laboratoire de psychologie cognitive (CNRS/AMU) et du Laboratoire d’anatomie de l’Université de Montpellier grâce à des analyses acoustiques de vocalisations, couplées à une étude anatomique des muscles de la langue et à une modélisation des potentialités acoustiques du conduit vocal des singes.