About Us

Our Laboratory

The INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, headed by Stanislas Dehaene, is affiliated with INSERM, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. It is located in the Neurospin Center of the CEA in the south of Paris, France. Sixty researchers investigate high-level human cognitive functions such as reading, calculation, language and consciousness - using a variety of tools from psychology and brain imaging.

We are also involved in education projects that aim to serve the community. We try to use our theoretical and experimental knowledge of reading and arithmetic, which was acquired after many years of research, to improve education methods and tools. The Number Race is one of the tools we are proud to present.

The people behind The Number Race

Original conception: Anna Wilson and Stanislas Dehaene
Version 2 programming: Anna Wilson, Stanislas Dehaene, Alexander Maslov, and Andriy Vertiy
Version 3 design: Pekka Räsänen, Stanislas Dehaene, and Alexander Maslov
Vesion 3 development: Alexander Maslov, Ugne Maslova, Johanna Manninen, and Tero Lehtinen
Graphic design: Philippe Pinel and Caroline Jakubek
Original music: Luc Foubert and Philippe Pinel
Voice: Karine Hyman, Isaac McCluskey, and Amy Smith
Translation: Krzysztof Cipora, Stanislas Dehaene, Patricia Kant, Johan Korhonen, and Océane le Tarnec
Web site graphic design: Prototype studio
We thank Toussaint Guglielmi and Dror Dotan for their help

Funding: Foundation Fyssen, McDonnell Foundation, INSERM, the Louis D prize from the Institut de France to Stanislas Dehaene, the Brain and Learning Project of the OECD, Niilo Mäki Institute (project funded by the Ministry of Education, Finland).