Cognitive Science

The Cognitive Science Centre aims to explain cognitive and behavioral processes such as perception, learning, memory, reasoning, communication and belief acquisition by combining linguistic, psychological, ethological and ethnographical approaches.

Projects span developmental, social, and comparative psychology, along with linguistics, cognitive anthropology and behavioural ecology.

Research focuses on humans but our naturalistic framework explicitly includes other vertebrates from fish to primates with the aim to identify the evolutionary origins of and selective pressures on human cognition.


The Preschooler's Empathy Void: "A new study explores how children develop a preference for equality and fairness—research that seems relevant as America prepares to elect its next president." https://www.theatlantic.com/…/the-authoritarian-min…/506312/

About one of our colleagues' experiment (Charafeddine, R., Mercier, H., Clément, F., Kaufmann, L., Reboul, A., & Van der Henst, J. B. (2016). Children’s allocation of resources in social dominance situations. Developmental psychology, 52(11), 1843).



ChimpsCes grands singes qui nous ressemblent (FR)
The interview with Klaus Zuberbühler and Emilie Genty

27 October, 16h15

Redouan Bshary
Towards a mechanistic evolutionary game theory on cooperation
Espace Louis-Agassiz 1, RN08