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The TMBI aims to promote interactions between the different actors of integrative neuroscience research in healthy humans, patients as well as animals, by associating basic research and finalized research around the elucidation of the mechanisms of cognitive functions and their dysfunctions during diseases of the nervous system.

It fosters the close collaboration of various disciplines: neuropsychology, linguistics, clinical neurology, integrative neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, pharmacology, cerebral hemodynamics, and brain developmental biology.

Laboratories associated with this institute


The Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), one of the largest Joint Research Units (UMR 5505) at the national level, is one of the pillars of research in Occitania with its 600 members, permanent and non-permanent, and a hundred external collaborators. Because of its multi-tutelage (CNRS, Toulouse Universities), its scientific impact and its interactions with other fields, the laboratory is one of the structuring forces of the landscape of computer science and its applications in the digital world, both at the regional and national levels. Read more…


The Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale (CRCA) main objective is the multidisciplinary and comparative study of cognitive processes in various animal models ranging from invertebrates to vertebrates. The CRCA is part of the Center for Integrative Biology of Toulouse (CBI Toulouse), and its supervisors are the CNRS and the University Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier. The CRCA is composed of about 90 people, organized in 5 teams whose research concerns cognitive processes at the individual and collective levels. Read more…


The Laboratoire de NeuroPsychoLinguistique (LNPL), EA 4156 is an interdisciplinary laboratory of about forty researchers whose work focuses on language function and dysfunction in relation to the cognitive and cerebral activity of human beings, whether they are suffering from a pathology, a handicap, or are experts or learners. The research conducted is divided into two areas: “Language neurocognition, clinical linguistics and phonetics” and “Language acquisition and bilingualism”.




The Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition (CerCo) is a joint CNRS/Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse III) unit and is part of the Toulouse Institute of Cognition, Brain and Behavior Sciences. The scientific objectives of the CerCo are centered on the study of different sensory modalities and their integration, cognitive functions such as memory, object recognition but also consciousness and mental states.

The main objective of TONIC is to study the human brain and the main pathologies that affect it.
For a long time, it was believed that the brain, after the first years of life, had only a very weak capacity to compensate for the damage it suffered. We now know that, throughout life, the brain can adapt and even repair itself…Read more…

The CLLE laboratory (Cognition, Languages, Language, Ergonomics) is a CNRS UMR created in January 2007 and mainly hosted at the University Toulouse Jean Jaurès.

Humaines et Sociales du CNRS is mainly attached to section 34 of the CNRS (Language Sciences) and secondarily to section 26 of the CNRS (Cognition, Brain, Behavior) of the CNRS Institute of Biological Sciences. Read more….


The CERPPS is a research unit since January 1, 2016 (EA7411). Organized in three research poles, the research activities were, during the previous contract, part of the theme of prevention. The deepening of this federative theme has allowed a progressive evolution of our work towards an integrative approach favoring even more the links between fundamental and clinical research. This evolution leads us today to propose a broader common scientific objective ranging from understanding to adaptation. Read more…