Director: Roberto Casati
Deputy director: Frédérique de Vignemont
Administrator: Nathalie Evin

Address: 29 rue d’Ulm, Pavillon jardin, 75005 Paris
Phone: +33 (0)1 44 32 26 47


The Institut Jean Nicod is a multidisciplinary CNRS research unit created in 2002, with two university-level affiliations: the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) and the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). It is a cognitive science laboratory with about eighty members, of whom half are doctoral students, the other half including about fifteen researchers attached to the CNRS, along with teacher- researchers and post-doctoral associates.

While its core discipline is analytical philosophy, the Institute also hosts state-of-the-art research in linguistics and the social sciences, with, as unifying theme, the human mind and the nature of its representations (linguistic, mental, and social). At the ENS, the Institut Jean Nicod is attached to both the Department of Philosophy and the Department of cognitive studies (DEC).