The section 26 is an instance of the National Scientific Research Committee (CoNRS) and is managed by the National Institute of Biological Sciences (INSB) and the National Institute of Humanities and Society Sciences (INSHS). It is the scientific reference structure for researchers and units working in the following areas:
  • Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Computational Neuroscience, Neuroimaging
  • Ethology, Neuroethology
  • Neuropsychology, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Philosophy
  • Perception, Motricity, Sensorimotricity
  • Cognitive Development, Plasticity, Learning, Memory, Language
  • Emotions, Awareness, Reasoning and Decision Making
The section analyzes the current research issues and the perspectives opened by the main findings of the disciplines above. His tasks are multiple:
  • evaluation of the scientific activity of researchers and advice on requests related to their careers,
  • constitution of selection committees for eligibility and recruitment of researchers,
  • appraisal of the projects of the units according to the priority axes of CNRS scientific development,
  • analysis of the scientific situation and its future prospects.