Jean Daunizeau

Paris Brain Institute (ICM), Paris, France

Translational Neuromodelling Unit (TNU), ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.


I am co-heading the Motivation, Brain and Behaviour neuroscience research group at the ICM.

In brief, I study how the brain learns and makes decisions using neuroimaging, behavioural and computational means. I also develop machine learning and AI approaches to complex systems.

Visit this page for a summary of available research positions in the lab. And here is my CV.


Recent publications:


Trading mental effort for confidence in the metacognitive control of value-based decision making

D. Lee, J. Daunizeau

eLife (2021), 10: e63282 [DOI]


An overcomplete approach to fitting drift-diffusion decision models to trial-by-trial data

Q. Feltgen, J. Daunizeau

Frontiers in AI (2021), 4: 531316. [DOI]


Bridging across functional models: the OFC as a value-making neural network

M. Pessiglione, J. Daunizeau

Behavioral Neuroscience (2021), 135(2): 277-290 [DOI]


Social behavioural adaptation in Autism

B. Forgeot d'Arc, M. Devaine, J. Daunizeau

PLoS Comp. Biol. (2020), 16(3): e1007700. [DOI]


The BRAiN'US project:

You want to help us crowdsourcing neuroscience experiments?

BRAiN’US is a free smartphone app gathering 8 fun tests, which we have designed to decompose the way the brain makes decisions.

You play and we acquire data, which will fuel an ongoing global analysis of human cognitive skills!

You are interested in the DCM-covid project?

Please visit this page :)

Oh, and here is my personal selection of candidates for the IgNobel Prize.