The Cognition and Neuroscience Group

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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.

Learn how researchers within the Cognition and Neuroscience Group use brain stimulation to study creativity
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An EEG cap used to record brain activity

Research Highlights

Kuhn, Gustav; Vacaityte, I; D’Souza, ADC; Millett, AC and Cole, GC. 2018. Mental states modulate gaze following, but not automatically. Cognition, vol. 180, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2018.05.020 

Luft, CBD; Zioga, Ioanna; Thompson, Nicholas; Banissy, Michael J. and Bhattacharya, Joydeep. 2018. Right temporal alpha oscillations as a neural mechanism for inhibiting obvious associations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in press. doi:10.1073/pnas.1811465115

Perach, Rotem; Allen, CK; Kapantai, I; Madrid-Valero, JJ; Miles, E; Charlton Rebecca and Gregory Alice M. 2019. The psychological wellbeing outcomes of nonpharmacological interventions for older persons with insomnia symptoms: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, vol. 43, 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2018.09.003

Sporn, Sebastian; Hein, Thomas and Ruiz, Maria Herrojo. 2018. Bursts and variability of beta oscillations mediate the effect of anxiety on motor exploration and motor learning. Bioarxiv. doi:10.1101/442772 

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