I am former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm, BL 2005), trained in philosophy and in cognitive science in Paris. I have a master degree in cognitive science, including a hands-on training at Alain Berthoz’s laboratory of physiology of perception and action (Collège de France), and at Ecole Normale Supérieure and Panthéon-Sorbonne University I have received an education in history of philosophy and history and philosophy of science.
I earned a PhD in philosophy and history of cognitive science at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in 2015. Pr. Jean-Michel Roy supervised it. My dissertation was devoted to functional brain imaging technologies and their use in cognitive neuroscience. Our dynamic Center for the Epistemology of Cognitive Science held many activities.
As a philosophy teacher, I have taught medical humanities and philosophy of science at Université Claude Bernard de Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Université Versailles Saint-Quentin, and general philosophy at high school.
Serving for two years the Haut Conseil de la science et de la technologie, a board of scientists advising the French government on higher education and research policy, I have an experience in science policy. I was mostly in charge of science and society issues.
I spent several years in Japan, as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellow at Rikkyo University, under the supervision of Tetsuya Kono. I hold previously a similar position at the Osamu Sakura laboratory, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo. I take part in the activities of the Knowledge and Action Lab and the Face-Body Studies in Transcultural Conditions project.
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