Julia SLIWA and Leonie KOBAN, two researchers from the Paris Brain Institute rewarded by the ERC Starting grant.

Research Published January 11 2022
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“Letting young talent thrive in Europe and go after their most innovative ideas – this is the best investment in our future, not least with the ever-growing competition globally. We must trust the young and their insights into what areas will be important tomorrow. So, I am thrilled to see these new ERC Starting Grant winners ready to cut new ground and set up their own teams.”

Pr Maria Leptin, President of the European Research Council


Julia SLIWA, CNRS researcher, develops a project on the neural and neuronal mechanisms that enable transformation of social percepts into social concepts named NEUROSOCIETY.

Dr. Julia Sliwa’s website


Leonie KOBAN, CNRS researcher, is interested in how social information, such as other people’s ratings or social feedback and social relationships modulate decision making through the SOCIALCRAVING project.

Dr. Leonie Koban’s website


Since its creation in 2010, the Paris Brain Institute hosted 17 ERC grants which encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and support investigators for scientific excellence.