Équipe Scientifiques

Previous page Jean DAUNIZEAU PhD,CR1, INSERM Team “Motivation, brain and behavior”


Since 2012, Jean Daunizeau is co-leader of the Motivation, Brain and Behavior team at the ICM. He received a PhD in Physics and a PhD in Medical Imaging, did a post-doctoral training at Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at London, where is now honorary member, and a post-doctoral training in department of Economis at Zurich.

Research work

Computational and statistical modeling

Our team aims at understanding the determinants of behavior (why we do what we do), in both normal and pathological conditions. To this aim we combine different scientific approaches: human cognitive neuroscience, experimental neurophysiology, and computational modeling. Our fundamental objective is to elucidate the brain mechanisms that form goals and translate them into particular behaviors. As clinical applications we develop tools that allow inferring predictive markers for a variety of psychiatric and neurological diseases in which motivation is deficient (as in apathy) or uncontrolled (as in impulsivity).