Conférence CRNL Antoine Coutrot - Influence of culture on cognition: insights from two large scale neuropsychological projects

Antoine Coutrot, Chercheur CNRS, LIRIS, Lyon

A l'invitation de

Jérémie Mattout et le GT conférences du CRNL

Antoine Coutrot


How culture influences cognitive functioning and individual behavior remains largely unknown. Most neuroscience and psychology studies rely on limited pools of participants from similar background (the WEIRD population, Henrich et al., 2010), which greatly hinders the generalizability of findings. In this talk I will present results from two ongoing cross-cultural neuropsychological projects aiming to collect behavioral and social cognition data from large and diverse slices of the human population. First, I will present data collected by the International Network on Social Cognition Disorders, a collaborative scientific network for large scale social cognition studies distributed across 20 centres in 13 countries. Second, I will talk about the Sea Hero Quest project, where the spatial navigation behavior of over 3.9 million participants from all over the world has been collected via a mobile video game.



Antoine Coutrot, Chargé de recherche CNRS au LIRIS (Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Image et Systèmes d'information, Lyon).

He is a researcher in computational, cognitive, and behavioural neuroscience. His current areas of interest include:
• human behaviour modelling,
• applied machine learning,
• eye-tracking,
• spatial navigation,
• multimodal signal processing,
• citizen science.

12 septembre 2023 12:00–13:30

CRNL | CH Le Vinatier | Bâtiment 462 Neurocampus Michel Jouvet | Amphithéâtre | 95 Boulevard Pinel | 69500 Bron