Cognitive Neuroscience

Head, Andrew Lawrence

Cognitive neuroscience is a discipline at the interface of systems neuroscience, computational neuroscience and cognitive psychology.

A thriving community of Cognitive neuroscientists (read more here) in CUBRIC uses a combination of psychophysics, computational modeling and multimodal brain imaging (fMRI, dMRI, MRS, MEG, TMS, tDCS) to understand the biological foundations of key cognitive abilities including memory, social cognition, perception, decision making and the control of action.

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Translational cognitive neuroscience studies examine the breakdown of cognition in neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders; cognitive phenotypes linking polygenic disease risk to brain structure and function throughout the life course; and neuroplasticity in response to cognitive training, sleep engineering and brain stimulation.