M2 NPES- Teaching Program

Neurosciences and Sensory Analysis

The M2 NPES provides students with a solid background in neuroscience and sensory analysis. It includes theoretical and practical classes, external interventions from experts, and training in the field of sensory analysis.

First Semester

Disciplinary Courses

Scientific Tools

Psychophysiology of perception

The teaching unit addresses the core psychophysiological mechanisms underpinning the perception of senses (touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste), their integration, and their relation with cognition (attention, memory) and emotion. The unit proposes standard and highly interactive inverted-classes, and practical classes with a focus on techniques used to measure perception in humans.

More info: PsychoPhy

Responsable/s: Irene CRISTOFORI (irene.cristofori@univ-lyon1.fr)

Psychophysiology of perception

The teaching unit addresses the core psychophysiological mechanisms underpinning the perception of senses (touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste), their integration, and their relation with cognition (attention, memory) and emotion. The unit proposes standard and highly interactive inverted-classes, and practical classes with a focus on techniques used to measure perception in humans.

More info: PsychoPhy

Responsable/s: Irene CRISTOFORI (irene.cristofori@univ-lyon1.fr)

Sensory evaluation and consumer studies

This teaching unit provides the sensorial analysis tools to perform quantitative and qualitative consumer studies in different fields. The unit proposes standard and practical classes, and interventions from external experts in different fields of the sensorial analysis domain (e.g. Institute Paul Bocuse).

More info: SensoConso

Responsable/s: Irene CRISTOFORI (irene.cristofori@univ-lyon1.fr) and Agnès GIBOREAU (agnes.giboreau@institutpaulbocuse.com)

Business applications

This teaching unit provides 1) several lectures with professionals from various fields involved in sensorial analysis and 2) means to implement the project elaborated in the UE Project (experimenting, results reporting, and recommendations to the sponsor).

More info: BusinessApp

Responsable/s: Anne Didier (anne.didier@univ-lyon1.fr)

Statistical and bibliographic tools

This teaching unit aims at mastering methods used for:  1) searching, critical reviewing, synthesis and communication of scientific information ; and 2) understanding, selecting, using appropriate and advanced statistics in biology.

More Info: Stats/Biblio

Responsable/s: Philippe BOULINGUEZ (philippe.boulinguez@univ-lyon1.fr)

Project Management

Lectures on the theory, methodology and techniques of scientific project elaboration and management (including planning, budgeting and communication), followed by a practical application: groups of students elaborate a research project. A private company sponsors the project.

More Info: Project

Responsable/s: Philippe BOULINGUEZ (philippe.boulinguez@univ-lyon1.fr) & Anne DIDIER (anne.didier@univ-lyon1.fr)

English

English courses specifically designed for scientific communication. This includes writing of scientific articles, training for poster presentation, job interviews and writing letters for editors/reviewers.

More info: English

Responsable/s: Nathalie DOURLOT (nathalie.dourlot@univ-lyon1.fr)

Second Semester

Internship in a company

Full-immersion in the world of sensorial analysis in a company for a period of 6 months in France or abroad. Students can also apply for their internship to the work/study training program (alternance, alternating one month at the University and one month at the company during the first semester and entirely at the company during the second semester).

More info: Internship

Responsable/s: Anne DIDIER (anne.didier@univ-lyon1.fr)