Main positions:

- Principal investigator (Insert Researcher Director) at the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière (ICM)

- Scientific Head of the Prism platform for the exploration of human behavior.


My research aims at understanding the determinants of behavior (why we do what we do), in both normal and pathological conditions. To this aim I combine concepts and methods from different scientific fields: neuroscience, psychology, economics and computational modeling. My fundamental objective is to elucidate the brain mechanisms that form goals and translate them into particular behaviors. As a clinical application I intend to gain insight into a variety of psychiatric and neurological diseases in which motivation is deficient or excessive.


Phone: (+33) 1 57 27 43 24

Email: mathias.pessiglione(at)