Scientific and technical visits


• The site visits are open to registered delegates only.

• Registration has to be made onsite at the registration desk. A meeting point will be indicated.

• Registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis and will be according to availability.

• The visits will be conducted in English (unless otherwise specified).

• The organizers reserve the right to cancel a visit if there are not enough participants.


V1 - La Sorbonne (including Binet’s Laboratory)

  • Date: Thursday 10 July, morning
  • Time: 10:00 – 12:00
  • Meeting point: to be specified
  • Language: English
  • Number of participants: 15
  • Conditions: register at the registration area before Wedneday 9 July, 15:00
  • Price per participant: 10 euros (including english speaking guide, return metro ticket)

 More information to come


V2 - Fear of Flying

  • Date: Thursday 10 July, afternoon
  • Time: 12:30 – 15:00
  •  Venue: 1 avenue du Maréchal Devaux, Paray-Vieille-Poste
  • Meeting point: at 12:30, meeting point «point BRAVO”
  • Access: Take RER line C, from Porte Maillot, direction Pont de Rungis Aeroport d’Orly, stop at Pont
  • de Rungis Aeroport d’Orly
  • IMPORTANT: count 1 hour public transportation from Porte Maillot to destination
  • Language: English
  • Number of participants: 20
  • Conditions: register at the registration area before Wedneday 9 July, before 15:00
  • Important: ID card will be requested before starting the visit.
  • Price per participant: 15 euros (including English speaking guide, return ticket to Airport / Palais des Congrès will be provided)
  • Organizer: Philippe Goeury, Psychologist at Air France Stress-Free Flying Center

Guided tour of the Air France pilot and cabin crew training facilities that are made available for the clients of the Stress-
Free Flying Workshop (15 minutes).
In-class presentation of different problems and symptoms encountered by people suffering from the fear of flying and the
solutions provided by the Air France Stress-Free Flying Workshop (1 hour).
Training session in a full-flight aircraft cabin simulator based on an Air France on-demand complementary workshop
designed to help clients who suffer from high-anxiety and who have difficulties «letting go» and/or are claustrophobic
(45 minutes).


V3 / V3-bis - Walk around Alfred Binet

  • Date: V3 :Thursday 10 July / V3-bis : Saturday 12 July
  • Time: 13:00 – 15:30 (duration 2:30)
  • Meeting point: meet your guide at the exit of the metro station «Colonel Fabien»
  • Language: English
  • Number of participants: 20
  • Conditions: be ready to walk for 2:30, wear good shoes!
  • Price per participant: 10 euros (including english speaking guide, coffee break)
  • Organizer: Roger Lécuyer

As it is known, Alfred Binet started researching on developmental psychology by observing his two daughters. He carried on by studying children in schools close to the Sorbonne where he initially studied. He then met Monsieur Vaney, Head of one of these schools located on 36 rue de la Grange aux Belles. Monsieur Vaney was extremely interested by the development of children’s knowledge. The Binet trail will start from this school. As the plaque indicates, this is where Alfred Binet created “the first French laboratory of experimental pedagogy”. We will conclude the Binet trail at the Sorbonne University, where Binet’s Laboratory of Experimental Psychology stood.
The Binet trail is an excuse for going after a suite of historical places: abandon the Gibbet of Montfaucon, to walking along
the Saint Louis Hospital, to reaching the Saint Martin Canal, near the Hotel du Nord, famous because of a great film, then to
the Republic Square, loaded with historical events. We will then go towards Arts et Métiers School, which is famous for its
museum in which one can see Foucault Pendulum with which he could explain how the earth was moving around itself. Later, we will go by the Georges Pompidou Center, museum of modern art. Via the Hotel de Ville Square, crossing over the Seine River, we will reach Notre Dame. We will then go by the school on rue du Sommerard, pass by the building of the Scholarly Society located in rue Serpente, n°28, which was the real modern psychology cradle. The Binet trail will be concluded at number 46 on rue Saint-Jacques, where the Binet’s famous laboratory was.



V4 - Visit the virtual reality room of laboratory Memory and Cognition at the Institute of Psychology of the University Paris Descartes
  • Date: Friday 11 July, morning
  • Time: 10:00 – 12:00
  • Venue : Institut de Psychologie, 71 av. Edouard Vaillant, Boulogne-Billancourt
  • Meeting point: meet your guide at the exit of the metro station Marcel Sembat (line 9)
  • Language: English
  • Number of participants: 12
  • Conditions: register at the registration area before Thursday 10 July, before 15:00
  • Price per participant: 10 euros (including English speaking guide, return metro ticket)
  • Organizer: Pascale Piolino

Visit the virtual reality room of laboratory Memory and Cognition at the Institute of Psychology of the University Paris Descartes. This lab also belongs to the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM U894). The purpose of the visit is to conduct a technical presentation of the immersive room and make a demonstration of new software for building virtual environments created in the laboratory for experiments dedicated to the study of memory in ecological situations.

These experiments are the first steps for conception of remediation and training programs in the field of health. The visitors
will be invited to perform some virtual experiments to tests different kinds of memory.


V5 Visit of the Sainte Anne Museum

  • V5: Saturday 12 July 2014, afternoon
  • Time and venue: 14:00 – 15:00
  • Venue: 1 rue Cabanis, 75014 Paris
  • Meeting point: meet your guide at the exit of the metro station Glacière (metro line 6)
  • Language: English
  • Number of participants: 20
  • Conditions: 10 euros (including entrance to the Museum and guided visit)
  • Organizer: Roger Lécuyer, Serge Nicolas

    Maurice GOUDEMAND, who took care of it up to 2009, founded this Museum in 1989. The Museum is located in the heart of the Saint-Anne hospital, an
 Asylum which opened its doors in 1867. The Museum is under the responsibility of a non profit Association: “Association des Amis du Musée et du Centre Historique Sainte-Anne”.
The main goal of this Association is to illustrate the history of the hospital since it’s founding; it displays many unique documents, books and various objects related to the historical past of the hospital.

 V6 - Important places for French Psychology

  • • Date: V6: Sunday, 13 July 2014, morning
    • Time: V6, 10:00 – 12:00
    • Meeting point: meet your guide at the exit of the metro station  Saint Marcel (metro line 5)
    • Language: English
    • Number of participants: 20
    • Conditions: 10 euros (including English speaking guide, return metro ticket) be ready to walk for 2 h
    • Organizer: Roger Lécuyer, Serge Nicolas

French psychology started within major Parisian psychiatric hospitals along with main research institutions and teaching institutes.
The proposed trail will start from Salpêtrière hospital and end in the Latin Quarter, with, among others, a visit of the building of the Sorbonne and of the historical Medical School.
In this trail, the group will go along the Salpêtrière hospital, which is the emblematic space for French psychiatry where Charcot worked. But it is really in the Latin Quarter, especially in the Sorbonne and in the Collège de France, that French psychology was institutionalized. In fact, Ribot became, in 1885, at the Sorbonne, the first teacher of psychology, as well as, in 1888, the first professor of experimental psychology at the Collège de France. It is also at the Sorbonne that Henry Beaunis founded the first French laboratory of psychology, in 1889, where Alfred Binet, Henri Piéron (who was President of IAAP from 1947 to 1953) and Paul Fraisse were successively the head of. The walk will then go towards the Place de l’Odéon, passing by the historical Medical School. Not far from there, is the building of the Scholarly Society (28 rue Serpente), where Charcot and Ribot founded, in 1885, the Society of Physiological Psychology. This is the emblematic space where the French University Psychology was developed. The trail will end by the Saint Germain des Près church where the René Descartes’ remaining are located, René Descartes as the father of both modern philosophy and psychology.


V7 - Museum of the History of Medicine

CANCELLED

  • Date: Saturday 12 July, afternoon
  • Time : 16:00 – 17:00
  • Venue: Université Paris Descartes, Faculté de Médecine ,Bâtiment de la Surélévation,
  • 12 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, Paris 6
  • Meeting point: meet your guide at the exit of the metro station Odéon
  • Language: English
  • Number of participants: 20
  • Proce : 10 euros (including entrance to the Museum and guided visit)
  • Organizer: Christian Ballouard

Since 1971 the headquarters of Paris Descartes University have been located in the former premises of the Medical School
founded in 1803 and situated in the buildings of the Academy of Surgery.
The Museum of the History of Medicine is housed on the second floor of the building, in a room built in 1905.
Its collections, the oldest in Europe, were put together by the dean Lafaye in the 18th century, then a considerable collection of pieces covering the different branches of operating art until the end of the 19th century was added. One can also discover several rare medical and surgical bags as well as physiology tools.

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