08-01-2024 - NEW Camp Manager for the Tai Chimpanzee Project
The Tai Chimpanzee Project (TCP) is a long-term field site situated in the Tai National Park in Ivory Coast. At TCP we investigate the behavior and the cognition of wild chimpanzees and mangabeys since 45 years. The successful candidate will manage the daily processes in the field site under supervision of the director of TCP based at the ISC Marc Jeannerod in Lyon (F) following protocols in place. The candidate is supposed also to follow and observe the chimpanzees and invest in creating research ideas, which can lead into a PhD project at TCP. - **Activities**: The successful candidate will manage the daily processes in the field site, like for example: pay salaries, create working schedules, supervise data collection, clean and store data, oversee repairs of camps and cars, reinforce health and quarantine regulations, keep supplies running, and more. This will follow existing protocols and is supervised by the director of TCP, Roman Wittig, based at the ISC Marc Jeannerod in Lyon (F). In addition the successful candidate is requested to follow and observe the chimpanzees, collect behavioural data, urine and fecal samples and other data for the long-term data collection of TCP. It is explicitly wished that the successful candidate develops research ideas that can lead into a PhD project at TCP. - Competence: The successful candidate has experience in managing a team, can work independently following a protocol, is resilient to stress, and has experience in living under remote conditions. Since we are a research project, scientific interest in the research with wild great apes is conditional. A Master in behavioural ecology, anthropology or psychology is of advantage. The candidate must be fluent in English and French and needs to be socially mature and has good problem solving skills. Experience in Africa, where the candidate worked at a field site conducting behavioural observations on social mammals will be of advantage. The successful candidate will be part of TCP within the Ape Social Mind Lab at UMR 5229 and report directly to the directors of TCP Roman Wittig and Catherine Crockford. - Risques: This work is at a remote field site. If interested please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
15-06-2023 - Andrew Dykstra ISC Seminar
Andrew Dykstra from the University of Miami, presented in his talk titled “Multiscale neural dynamics of auditory perceptual awareness” how to identify neural markers of perception of target sounds in noise with multiple neuroimaging methods and computational modeling.
30-05-2023 - Lei Zhang Seminar
Dr Lei Zhang, in his talk titled "Cracking the neurocomputational mechanisms of flexible (social) behavior in health and disease" illustrated how computational modeling helps to assess flexible learning behavior, in two specific studies, in order to motivate new research avenues in social neuroscience and computational psychiatry.
30-05-2023 - ISC Seminar : Björn Lindström
Björn Lindström, from the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute, gave a talk titled "Human social learning from simple mechanisms" in which he presented and explained two projects analyzing different types of human social learning through the lens of reward learning theory showing that a wide range of social learning phenomena might emerge from the fundamental principles of reward learning.
02-05-2023 - ISC Seminar : Victoria Southgate
Victoria Southgate, director at the Centre for Early Childhood Cognition studying the ontogeny and development of human social cognition, showed using behavioural and neuroimaging methods on infants, how they take other perspectives into account and how it influences their cognitive processing.
02-05-2023 - Nicolas Goupil PhD Defense
On May 2nd, Nicolas Goupil defended his thesis titled "Neural and developmental aspects of the perception of socially-relevant spatial relations between people". Congratulations!
27-04-2023 - ISC Seminar : Alain Barrat
In his talk titled “Finding structures and timescales in temporal graphs”, Alain Barrat, CNRS senior researcher at the Centre de Physique Théorique in Marseille, presented recent methods to extract relevant structures and timescales from temporal networks.
13-04-2023 - Alice Massera PhD Defense
On April 13th, Alice Massera defended her thesis titled "Long-term behavioural and neurocognitive outcomes after exposure to early psychosocial deprivation in rhesus macaques: a longitudinal study" supervised by Pier Francesco Ferrari and Holly Rayson. Congratulations!
06-04-2023 - ISC Seminar : Alexander Paunov
Alexander Paunov in his talk titled “fMRI evidence for dissociation and interactions between language and theory of mind in adult cognition”, showed that although dissociable, language and theory of mind are also synchronized providing a signature of inter-network information sharing. This supports a view of language and theory of mind as distinct cognitive domains and suggests future work on their division and interactions.
30-03-2023 - ISC Seminar: David Thura
David Thura, from the Impact Team at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Centre, informed us about how control of decisions and actions could share common principles and neural circuits and concluded that there is a strong and adaptive level of integration of decision-making and movement control during goal-oriented behavior in his talk titled: "Behavioral and neurophysiological markers of the integrated control of decision-making and action execution".
27-03-2023 - ISC Seminar : Inza KONE
Inza KONE, Professor in Conservation Biology at the University Felix Houphoet Boigny in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, and Director General of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Cote d'Ivoire, informed us on primate conservation challenges, during his talk titled: "Metting new challenges for primate conservation in Cote d'Ivoire: The role of transdisciplinary research".
22-03-2023 - Labex Cortex Conference: Alessandra Angelucci
As part of the Labex Cortex Conferences, Alessandra Angelucci discussed the fundamental role of feedback in early visual processing thanks to new labeling and optogenetic approaches in her talk titled: "Organization and function of inter-areal feedback connections in early visual processing".
20-03-2023 - Marie Habart PhD Defense
On March 20th, Marie Habart defended her thesis titled “Oxytocin and Vasopressin cell networks and influence of early life stress”. Congratulations!