Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d'Aquitaine (UMR5287)

Aquitaine Institute for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience

Université de Bordeaux

Zone nord Bat 2 2ème étage
146, rue Léo Saignat
33076 Bordeaux cedex


Supervisory authorities

CNRS Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Université de Bordeaux

Our partners

Neurocampus Unitéde Formation de Biologie


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Motor Control & Cognition

The main goal of the Motor Control and Cognition team is to understand the link between motor control, motor learning and higher cognitive functions in healthy and pathological conditions. We explore the human capacity to plan different actions and form decisions from an abstract level (e.g number processing) to more concrete situation (e.g the ability to use tools). We also seek to understand the impact of mental effort and consecutive mental fatigue on these activities.
We study behaviour from a cognitive psychology point of view and address its neural underpinnings with electrophysiology, pupillometry, transcranial magnetic stimulation and functional neuroimaging. In addition, we use computational models to emulate the cognitive processes at play.
These studies are performed in healthy subjects but also in different populations like Parkinson patients, individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders like developmental coordination disorder or specific learning disorders (dyslexia or dyscalculia). We are also interested in psychiatric diseases like obsessive compulsive disorders in which patients exhibit decision-making dysfunctions.

Post-doctoral position in neuroimaging

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in the Aquitaine Institute for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience, Bordeaux France.

The successful applicant will pursue research projects on the neurobiological and computational underpinnings of the cost of cognition. These projects will combine neuroimaging and computational approaches.

The post is available from early 2019 and is funded for two years by a grant from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche.

Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or a related area. Experience in conducting neuroscience research and in programming (Matlab and/or Python) is required. Experience in conducting neuroimaging research and in building computational models of behavior will be very appreciated.

To apply for the vacancy, or for more information, please contact Dr. Alexandre Zénon (email: Applications should include CV, motivation letter and contact information for 3 references.