Problem solving in acellular slime molds

Learning and decision making have hitherto been investigated almost exclusively in multicellular neural organisms. Yet, evidence for learning and decision making have been described in single celled organisms : ciliates and slime molds for instance. In this conference, in the first part of my talk, I will focus on decision making in slime molds and explore various frameworks: nutritional geometry, speed versus accuracy trade-off, Weber's law and social influence.

Judgment Biases: Where Do They Come From? What Can We Do About Them? (Conférence virtuelle)

FREE PASTRIES (with discussion of implicit bias in academia)

On Monday, January 20, the DEC Equality & Diversity Team will host a viewing of an online talk on practical advice for reducing implicit bais in academia (see abstract and speakers below), followed by a brief discussion. This talk was part of a 2019 online SFN workshop. Please note that without an SFN membership, watching this online would cost $150, so please take advantage of this free viewing. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of FREE PASTRIES AND COFFEE.


Mental Health 

Pôle Santé ENS:

Address: 45 rue d'Ulm, Rataud building, 1st floor. 


Tel: 01 44 32 36 46

  • Dr. Maccotta, a psychiatrist specialised in young adults, is present at ENS on Friday mornings. Consultations (by appointment only) are free of charge. To make an appointment with him:

Help and support outside ENS:

Evidence-based practices for promoting equality & diversity. Discussion with the founders of Women in Cognitive Science (WiCS)

What works for promoting equality and diversity in academia?
How to take cross-cultural differences into account when trying to adopt evidence-based practices?
How to monitor effectiveness, namely when data is missing or its collection is restricted?

Mentions légales


Département d'études cognitives
29 rue d’Ulm - Paris cedex 05

Conception graphique et web development


Coordination éditoriale

Département d'études cognitives

Informations techniques

Hébergement et maintenance du site: Centre de Ressources Informatiques (CRI).

Administration du site

Ines Guerreiro, ines.completo (at)



Promote equality and diversity across underrepresented and minority groups, including disabilities, ethnicity, gender, LGBT...


Raise awareness of: 

  • Existing inequalities
  • Challenges faced by underrepresented and minority groups
  • Explicit/implicit biases and stereotypes

Address inequalities through initiatives that provide: