The aim of the research at the LSCP is to understand the psychological mechanisms underlying the acquisition and operation of uniquely human cognitive functions, such as language, social cognition, and consciousness. This research is organized around four teams:

  1. Language and its acquisition
  2. Computational mechanisms of cognitive development
  3. Cognitive development and pathology
  4. Brain and consciousness

Through these teams, we integrate into a common approach cognitive psychology techniques for infants, children and adult humans, as well as brain imaging, neuropsychology, and modeling.