Papers for P1

Papers for the WRITTEN and ORAL exams of the Cogmaster's course P1

The exam is composed of a written and an oral part (equal weight for the grade). Both of these are based on the critical evaluation of one published paper on one of the topics covered in the course. The paper should be chosen from 2 randomly assigned papers to each of you (see document "P1_assignements"). One constraint was that the 4 papers assigned to each student (2 written + 2 oral) were from 4 different lecturers. The random assignment was done by matlab. The PDFs of the papers are available below.

WRITTEN EXAM:
> Deadline to return your exam: Thursday 5 January 2017, 1pm
> Where to return your exam: send it in PDF format by email to the Cogmaster <mastere@cogmaster.net>
Choose one of the two papers assigned to you and prepare a written document of no more than 10 pages (everything included; aim for about 2,000 words). Write your evaluation in the style of a “Dispatch” for Current Biology or a “News and Views” for Nature Neuroscience (see "example_written" for an example). Place the work in some broader context, summarise the main findings, and provide your own critical thinking about the work, eventually by referring to other published papers on similar topics. Do not hesitate to copy figures (with references in the caption) or make your own figures if you think this could help.

ORAL EXAM:
> Date of the exam: Thursday 19 January 2017
> Location of the exam: salle de Broglie D, 45 rue des Saints-Pères, 75005 Paris
Choose one of the two papers assigned to you and prepare a powerpoint presentation (or whatever software you prefer). The presentation should be no more than 15min (you will be stopped if you attempt to go beyond), and will be followed by 15min of questions by the lecturers of the course. Some papers are dense, packed with a lot of data; if this happens, do not attempt to summarise everything, but instead give the big picture and go in depth on only one or two key points. Clearly distinguish what is in the paper and what is your own critical thinking.

Language (written and oral): Both English and French are acceptable. If you hesitate, go for English.

Please let me know (by email at pascal dot mamassian at ens dot fr) which 2 papers you have chosen for the written and oral exams by Thursday 15 December.
 

 

 

 

               
Date Time     Last Name First Nameme Article Lecturerr
Thu 19 JAN 2017 09:00 09:30 GARRIC Clémentine Cichy (2014) NatNeuro jean
Thu 19 JAN 2017 09:30 10:00 CHABANI Emma Cornelissen (2015) JOV pascal
Thu 19 JAN 2017 10:00 10:30 COOPER Claire Cichy (2014) NatNeuro jean
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Thu 19 JAN 2017 10:45 11:15 ROGER Matthieu Troncoso (2015) NatComm jean
Thu 19 JAN 2017 11:15 11:45 CHOW-WING-BOM Hugo Dekker (2015) CurrBio pascal
Thu 19 JAN 2017 11:45 12:15 GODON Jean-Merwar von der Emde (1998) Nature peter
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Thu 19 JAN 2017 14:00 14:30 HEILBRON Micha Cichy (2014) NatNeuro jean
Thu 19 JAN 2017 14:30 15:00 ANISZEWSKA Anna Salinas (2006) PlosBio gianluigi
Thu 19 JAN 2017 15:00 15:30 CHARDIN Camille von der Emde (1998) Nature peter
Thu 19 JAN 2017 15:30 16:00 LEE John Cichy (2014) NatNeuro jean
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Thu 19 JAN 2017 16:15 16:45 WOLPERT Nicolai Dekker (2015) CurrBio pascal
Thu 19 JAN 2017 16:45 17:15 SABRI Oussama Salinas (2006) PlosBio gianluigi
Thu 19 JAN 2017 17:15 17:45 BERGER-PERRIN Mathilde Cichy (2014) NatNeuro jean
         

 

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