Vision Group


Research center

45 rue d’Ulm
75230 Paris
Marc Mézard


Ecole Normale Supérieure
ED 3C - 158


Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs
Phone: 01 42 86 43 14
UMR 8248
Institut d’Etude de la Cognition


behavioural psychophysics, integrative neuroscience, and computational modelling
predictive coding, scene analysis, and dynamic sensory processes


de Gardelle V, Le Corre F, Mamassian P. Confidence as a Common Currency between Vision and Audition. PLoS One. 2016 Jan 25;11(1):e0147901. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147901. eCollection 2016.

Vienne, C., Blondé, L., and Mamassian, P. (2014). Perception, 43(6), 481-498.

Desantis, A., Mamassian, P., Lisi, M., and Waszak, F. (2014). Experimental Brain Research.

Vienne, C., Sorin, L., Blondé, L., Huynh-Thu, Q., and Mamassian, P. (2014). Vision Research, 100, 124-133.
de Gardelle, V., and Mamassian, P. (2014). Psychological Science, 25(6), 1286-1288.

Narain, D., Mamassian, P., van Beers, R. J., Smeets, J. B., and Brenner, E. (2013). PLoS One, 8(4):e62276. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062276.

Simoncini, C., Perrinet, L. U., Montagnini, A., Mamassian*, P. and Masson*, G. S. (2012). Nature Neuroscience, 15, 1596-1603. (*):joint senior author.

Fields of research

Cognitive neurosciences / neuropsychology /neuroeconomy

Research Theme

The vision team of the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception has research interests in all aspects of visual perception. Its expertise covers visual attention, visual awareness and perceptual decisions, sensorimotor coupling, 3D perception, and the interaction of vision with the other senses. It relies on experimental methods issued from psychophysics, neuroimagery, patient studies, and modelling. Specific research topics include motion perception, colour modelling, visual attention, three-dimensional perception from multiple cues, cross-modal interactions, eye-movements, perception-action interactions, intention-based vs. reflexive actions, and time perception.