From neuron to collective cognition, the functions and dysfunctions of the brain and human cognition

CerCoG@UGA (ex NeuroCoG) is an intensive and structured interdisciplinary research and cooperation program on the neurocognitive bases and functional principles of human intelligence, questioning behavioral, cognitive, and cerebral functions and dysfunctions in a broad perspective starting from the neuron and the neural networks to the cognitive functions and social interactions.

The challenges

CerCoG@UGA is organized around ambitious scientific questions on cognitive functions (perception, action, language, memory, attention, learning), the cognitive bases of social interactions, brain diseases, the underlying neuronal processes (cells and networks), and the associated diagnostic and therapeutic issues; with implications for health and disability, education, cognitive technologies, and public policies.


CerCoG@UGA gathers researchers, engineers, and clinicians, who work in teams and laboratories in psychology, neurosciences, biology, chemistry, neuro-technology, language sciences, philosophy, engineering, mathematics, computer science, educational sciences, in an interdisciplinary perspective, essential to approach these infinitely complex systems that are the brain and human cognition.

A transformative project

The broad interdisciplinary spectrum of CerCoG@UGA will make it possible to connect and coordinate teams from information sciences, life sciences and humanities, and social sciences on all dimensions of research on the brain and cognition in a wide field of interaction, offering a unique perspective "from the cell to social interactions".

National and international reach

Such a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary interactions focused on studying all aspects of the functioning and dysfunctions of the brain and cognition is the strong originality of the project, which gives CerCoG@UGA a unique positioning in France and few equivalents in the world.

For a better visibility of Grenoble

This project, which brings together information sciences, life sciences, and human and social sciences around coordinated scientific objectives and societal issues and which relies on shared site platforms that will enable research to be conducted effectively and collaborations to be strengthened, the Grenoble site will benefit from a first-rate exposure in the field of neuroscience and cognitive science.

Official website

Updated on  February 23, 2024