UE936 - COGSCI 310 - Action, Decision and Volition

Type d'UE
Initiation/introduction
Disciplines
Psychologie et sciences cognitives
Page web
https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/program/m2-program-13572 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Sciences cognitives
Aires culturelles
-

The course aims at understanding how humans make voluntary decisions and adaptively act in the environment. The course notably addresses the neural bases of central executive functions (judgment & decision-making) in humans. These functions associated with the frontal lobes form the capacity to decide not only in response to external events but also in relation with intentions and choices stemming from motives, preferences and beliefs, which in turn derive from overt behaviour and covert reasoning. The course will address this issue from the viewpoint of cognitive and computational neurosciences and to a lesser extent, from modern philosophy.    

Class 1: Executive functions: Introduction to basic concepts and methods (Etienne Koechlin)

Class 2: Neuropsychology of frontal lobe function (Richard Levy)

Class 3: Categorisation and fronto-parietal interactions (Valentin Wyart)

Class 4: Cognitive control and lateral prefrontal function (Etienne Koechlin)

Class 5: Neurophysiology of the prefrontal cortex (Emmanuel Procyk)

Class 6: Cognitive control and frontopolar function (Etienne Koechlin)

Class 7: Reinforcement learning and frontal-basal ganglia loops (Stefano Palminteri)

Class 8: Motivational control and dorsomedial prefrontal function (Etienne Koechlin)

Class 9: Affective control and orbitofrontal function (Philippe Domenech)

Classes 10 & 11: Computational models of prefrontal executive functions (Etienne Koechlin)

Class 12: Control and Agency (Valerian Chambon)

Class 13: Philosophy of action (Elisabeth Pacherie)

Class 14: Key open issues for future research (Etienne Koechlin)

  • Sciences cognitives – M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – autre (participation orale), examen, exposé oral
  • Étienne Koechlin [référent·e]   directeur de recherche, INSERM /
Contacts additionnels
cogmaster@psl.eu
Informations pratiques

The complete syllabus of the course is available on the Cogmaster's website. For any information, please contact the secretariat of the Cogmaster.

Registration procedure (external students) : https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/students/external-students-13501

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

M1 in Cognitive Sciences with interests in computational modeling or M2 in at least one of the field of Cognitive Sciences (Neurosciences, Psychology, Philosophy, modeling and computer sciences) with some knowledge in the other fields. Interests in computational modeling or MD degrees in Neurology/Psychiatry with interests in computational modeling.

  • Autre lieu Paris
    ENS 29 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris (salle à préciser)
    1er semestre / hebdomadaire, jeudi 16:00-18:00
    du 24 septembre 2020 au 21 janvier 2021


Intervenant·e·s


  • Étienne Koechlin [référent·e]   directeur de recherche, INSERM /

Planning


  • Autre lieu Paris
    ENS 29 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris (salle à préciser)
    1er semestre / hebdomadaire, jeudi 16:00-18:00
    du 24 septembre 2020 au 21 janvier 2021


Description


Type d'UE
Initiation/introduction
Disciplines
Psychologie et sciences cognitives
Page web
https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/program/m2-program-13572 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Sciences cognitives
Aires culturelles
-

The course aims at understanding how humans make voluntary decisions and adaptively act in the environment. The course notably addresses the neural bases of central executive functions (judgment & decision-making) in humans. These functions associated with the frontal lobes form the capacity to decide not only in response to external events but also in relation with intentions and choices stemming from motives, preferences and beliefs, which in turn derive from overt behaviour and covert reasoning. The course will address this issue from the viewpoint of cognitive and computational neurosciences and to a lesser extent, from modern philosophy.    

Class 1: Executive functions: Introduction to basic concepts and methods (Etienne Koechlin)

Class 2: Neuropsychology of frontal lobe function (Richard Levy)

Class 3: Categorisation and fronto-parietal interactions (Valentin Wyart)

Class 4: Cognitive control and lateral prefrontal function (Etienne Koechlin)

Class 5: Neurophysiology of the prefrontal cortex (Emmanuel Procyk)

Class 6: Cognitive control and frontopolar function (Etienne Koechlin)

Class 7: Reinforcement learning and frontal-basal ganglia loops (Stefano Palminteri)

Class 8: Motivational control and dorsomedial prefrontal function (Etienne Koechlin)

Class 9: Affective control and orbitofrontal function (Philippe Domenech)

Classes 10 & 11: Computational models of prefrontal executive functions (Etienne Koechlin)

Class 12: Control and Agency (Valerian Chambon)

Class 13: Philosophy of action (Elisabeth Pacherie)

Class 14: Key open issues for future research (Etienne Koechlin)


Master


  • Sciences cognitives – M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – autre (participation orale), examen, exposé oral

Renseignements


Contacts additionnels
cogmaster@psl.eu
Informations pratiques

The complete syllabus of the course is available on the Cogmaster's website. For any information, please contact the secretariat of the Cogmaster.

Registration procedure (external students) : https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/students/external-students-13501

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

M1 in Cognitive Sciences with interests in computational modeling or M2 in at least one of the field of Cognitive Sciences (Neurosciences, Psychology, Philosophy, modeling and computer sciences) with some knowledge in the other fields. Interests in computational modeling or MD degrees in Neurology/Psychiatry with interests in computational modeling.