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Neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene, new Professor at l'X

Stanislas Dehaene, professor at the Collège de France, joins École Polytechnique to teach cognitive science to the first-year Ingénieur Polytechnicien students. His courses offer an introduction to cognitive science, an area with important social issues.

The courses of the neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene began on April 18 for the first-year  Ingénieur Polytechnicien students as part of the common core. Six theoretical sessions offer an introduction to the cognitive sciences, and address the following topics: an introduction to the questions and methods of cognitive science: the example of decision-making, the Bayesian brain and the baby statistician, the brain mechanisms of the acquisition of reading and acquisition of mathematical operations, contemporary analysis of the problem of consciousness, and the main principles of learning.

Stanislas Dehaene is a graduate of École Normale Supérieure and a doctor in cognitive psychology. Since 2005, he is Professor at the Collège de France where he also holds the Chair of experimental cognitive psychology. He heads the cognitive neuroimaging unit (INSERM-CEA-Université Paris-Sud), located at the NeuroSpin center in Saclay (Ile-de-France), where he became Director in May 2017.