Institut Jean Nicod - IJN

Created in 2002, IJN is jointly managed by the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) and the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), the Institute works on questions of Cognitive Science and has around 80 members, 50% of whom are PhD students. The other half is made up of around 15 CNRS researchers and professors and postdocs.

The Center's work is mainly in Analytical Philosophy but it also covers work on Linguistics and in Social Sciences. The unifying theme or the Center's work is the Human Mind and the Nature of Representations (Linguistic, Mental, Social).

At the ENS, the Institut Jean Nicod is both part of the Philosophy Department and the Cognitive Studies Department.


Should We Trust Our Digital Memories? Remembering Online: A Long-Term Perspective

Thursday 21 February 2019 to Friday 22 February 2019

"Should We Trust Our Digital Memories? Remembering Online: A Long-Term Perspective" This conference on digital memories brings together the most current research from various fields such as media design, cultural studies and philosophy, representing both theoretical and empirical approaches. We will explore the concept of trust, and the many ways it is related to memory...

Is Cognition Still in the Wild ?

Wednesday 3 October 2018, Thursday 4 October 2018

Ed Hutchins , former Head of the Department of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego, and former director of the Distributed Cognition and Human Computer Interaction Laboratory at UC San Diego, is a cognitive anthropologist who has published period contributions in three domains : legal negotiation, cognitive artifacts, and distributed cognition. His early work was...