The Cognition and Neuroscience Group
The C2N Group investigates cognition (from sensory processing to complex human behaviour) and its underlying neurobiological mechanisms. Members within the group study variability in these mechanisms among the individuals, across the lifespan, and between cultures.
The group also attempts to support the development of applications from these mechanisms to solve real-world problems and support intervention approaches to facilitate cognition, psychological health and well-being. The group uses a variety of experimental approaches including psychophysical, neuropsychological, eye-tracking and neuroimaging (high-density EEG, transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulations) methods.
Visit individual staff web pages to learn more about specific research interests, recent papers, grants and awards.
- We are delighted to welcome two lecturers, Dr Peter Holland and Dr Tegan Penton, to our research group
- We are also pleased that several PhD students (Antonia Eisenkoeck, Pietro Caggiano, Mara Golemme, Laura Mora, Bianca Elena Ivanof, Jasmine Tan) working within the Group have successfully completed their doctoral research and have moved to new positions in academia and industry
- Pietro Caggiano, Gianna Cocchini (2021) The functional body: does body representation reflect functional properties? Exp Brain Res 238, 153-169
- Thomas P Hein, Jan de Fockert, Maria Herrojo Ruiz (2021) State anxiety biases estimates of uncertainty and impairs reward learning in volatile environments. NeuroImage 224: 117424
- Laura Lungu, Nicolas Rothen, Devin B Terhune (2021) The time course of synaesthetic colour perception. Cortex 141: 322-330
- Alice Pailhès, Gustav Kuhn (2020) Influencing choices with conversational primes: How a magic trick unconsciously influences card choices. PNAS 117: 17675-17679.
- Alice Pailhès, Gustav Kuhn (2021) Mind control tricks: magicians’ forcing and free will. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 25: 338-341
- Tegan Penton, Caroline Catmur, Michael J Banissy, Geoffrey Bird, Vincent Walsh (2020) Non-invasive stimulation of the social brain: the methodological challenges. SCAN, 1-11
- Sebastian Sporn, Tomas Hein, Maria Herrojo Ruiz (2020) Alterations in the amplitude and burst rate of beta oscillations impair reward-dependent motor learning in anxiety. eLife 9: e50654
- Gavin Stewart, Gregory L Wallace, Martha Cottam, Rebecca A Charlton (2020) Theory of mind performance in younger and older adults with elevated autistic traits. Autism Research 13: 751-762
- Lillian Wieder, Richard Brown, Trevor Thompson, Devin B Terhune (2021) Suggestibility in functional neurological disorder: a meta analysis. J Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 92: 150-157
- Rebecca Charlton has received a Fullbright Visiting Scholar Award funding for a visit to the USA to research on ageing in autism
- Maria Herrojo Huiz has received funding from BrainControl and LiquidWeb s.r.l. to supervise a PhD student (Giuseppe Lai) on brain-computer interfaces.
- Michael Banissy led the largest global study on the importance of touch on our well-being covered by worldwide media including BBC, Times.
- Joydeep Bhattacharya was interviewed by National Geographic for an article on flow experience in kids.
- Gustav Kuhn was a Key Note Speaker at the Learning at City Conference 2021 and was featured on a BBC article on magician’s tactics found in politics and marketing.
- Alice Pailhès gave a presentation, “Secrets of the mind and free will – revealed by magic tricks” in the main TED2020.