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 Catcher is one of the tools we are proud to present.

The people behind The Number Catcher

The game was created by Dror Dotan, Stanislas Dehaene, Caroline Huron, and Manuela Piazza.
Many colleagues were consulted for game design including Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, Anna Wilson, Shahar Nash, Limor Tabeka, and Daled Dotan.
Art and graphic design: Prototype studio
Sound: Daled Dotan
Narration: Karine Hyman
User experience consultant: Eila Shamir
Programming: Dror Dotan
Translation: Océane le Tarnec, Stanislas Dehaene, Sherry Nabil, and Rick Teplitz
We thank Leonid Geldin, Moria Lahis, Naama Friedmann, and Rachel Isyomin for their help.

The development of the game was funded by INSERM, CEA, Collège de France, McDonnell Foundation, Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller, and The Lieselotte Adler Laboratory for Research in Child Development.