Lionel Naccache, discreetly

He is a researcher, clinician and one of our best French neuroscientists. For this Friday, a great portrait: Lionel Naccache is our guest.

Known for his discoveries on the mechanics of consciousness, his work has disrupted our conception of subjectivity. He showed that the brain is a machine for representing the world, a machine for creating meaning and narrative. Our mind is constantly engaged in reconstructing the movement, but not only that. After questioning this inner cinema, Lionel Nacache extends a discrete theory of perception.

today’s report

Inside the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, Lionel Naccache opens the doors of his laboratory at the Brain Institute, where he studies, with his PICNIC “Neuropsychology and functional neuroimaging”, which he co-directs with Laurent Cohen and Paolo Bartolomeo, The mechanisms of consciousness and its strange manifestations of discretion. Celine Loozen :

LA_SCIENCE_CQFD – Report with Lionel Naccache at the ICM and Pitié-Salpêtrière MV3

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documentary resources

find the threat of the program of the day in the twitter feed of La Ciencia, CQFD.

Lionel Naccache: “examiner of conscience” (Sorbonne University)

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“Inner Cinema”: our brain, this studio where we make movies (The World, 2020)

Lionel Naccache: “Our perception of the world is an active construction” by Mathias Germain (La Recherche)

Lionel Naccache: “Neurosciences are still in a phase of astonishment” (The World, 2018)

“The essential property of consciousness is to produce meaning” by Benoit de La Fonchais (Mag Cortex)

The very concept of minimal consciousness needs to be revised (for science)




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Publications by Lionel Naccache

The Indoor Cinema – Private Screening in the Heart of Conscience by Lionel Naccache Posted by Odile Jacob in 2020

Do you speak brain? by Lionel Naccache Posted by Odile Jacob in 2020

We are all educated women by Lionel Naccache Posted by Odile Jacob in 2020

musical references

Headline of the day: Everywhere by James

The opening credits: goka dunya by Altin Gun

End credits: pingpxng by Yin Yin References

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