Jean Daunizeau

Brain and Spine Institute (ICM), Paris, France

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


I am currently a group leader at ICM (team Motivation Brain and Behaviourand an honorary fellow at the TNU.

I am interested in how the brain learns and makes decisions. I am also designing computational approaches for inference on complex systems.

Visit this page for a summary of my current research directions. And here is my CV.



The BRAiN'US project:


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

Let's crowdsource brain experiments!



Recent publications:


Reading wild minds: a computational assay of Theory of Mind sophistication across seven primate species
M. Devaine, A. San-Galli, C. Trapanese, G. Bardino, C. Hano,  M. St Jalme, S. Bouret, S. Masi, J. Daunizeau
PLoS Comp. Biol. (2017), in press.

Learning about and from others' prudence, impatience or laziness: the computational bases of attitude alignment
M. Devaine, J. Daunizeau
PLoS Comp. Biol. (2017), 13(3): e1005422. [PubMed] [France TV-info video]


Does the way we read others' mind change over the lifespan? Insights from a massive web poll of cognitive skills from childhood to late adulthood.
D. Klindt, M. Devaine, J. Daunizeau
Cortex (2016), 86: 205-215. [PubMed]