Cognitive & Network Neuroscience

Head Valérie Doyère, Deputy head Glenn Dallérac

In brief

The CNN department investigates fundamental behavioural and cognitive processes, their neural bases, as well as their deficits in neuropathological disorders.

Research areas

CNN gathers research teams that use different animal models, in the field or in the lab, to study fundamental behaviors and cognitive functions, such as communication, decision-making, learning and memory, as well as their underlying mechanisms at the cellular and network levels.

Through the study of drosophila, mice, rats, birds and marine mammals over the entire lifespan, our research projects aim at understanding:

  • communications between animals in different social contexts
  • executive functions and their relations to brain internal states
  • temporal control of behavior from seconds to circadian scales
  • neurodevelopmental, neuropsychiatric, and neurodegenerative diseases as well as disorders associated with aging.