First School


Paris, France 

Cité des Sciences et de l'industrie

8-11, April, 2013

Organizing Committee Thierry Baccino (France), José J. Cañas (Spain) and Boris M. Velichkovsky (Germany) 

The scope of the School.  In the recent years, interdisciplinary cognitive research gained a tremendous importance not only for solving enduring scientific problems but also for fostering progress in a number of applied domains such as human-computer interface technology, medicine, and education. The School has covered the main tendencies of this new development. Leading experts from around the world  gave state-of-the-art lectures on topics as diverse as cognitive interface technology, optimization of financial decisions, applied stress research, cognitive neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry. Theoretical presentations were accompanied by in-depth analysis of practical applications, including measurement and data analysis procedures. The renowned speakers were available for extensive discussion of individual projects of all participants to the School. 


Boris M. Velichkovsky

"Studying cognitive systems and 

developing cognitive technologies"

Joachim Paul Hasebrook

"Cognitive science impact on design and decision research"

Thierry Baccino

"Integrated technologies for supporting cognition and modeling natural behavior"

Raja Parasuraman

"Neuroergonomics and applied cognitive research"

Frederic Dehais

"Towards a Neuroergonomics approach to better understand and mitigate human 


Pertti Saariluoma

"Cognitive science and user psychology"

José J. Cañas

"Cognitive analysis of complex tasks"

Michel Denis

"Spatial knowledge: An interdisciplinary 

challenge for cognitive scientists