Cognitive Neuroscience research in the School is wide-ranging, spanning normal and neuropsychological studies into the neural mechanisms of memory, perception, attention, action control and social communication. We have strong links with other groups in the School (e.g., Imaging Science, Behavioural Neuroscience and Wellbeing, Health and Mental Health), researchers elsewhere in the University (Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute) and with the Schools of Psychology at Bangor and Swansea (Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience).
Our research is organised into three themes
- How do we remember our past experiences?
- How is memory affected in old age, amnesia and dementia?
- How do we co-ordinate, execute and update our behaviour?
- What role does attention play in minimising distraction?
- What are the neural mechanisms of emotion and motivation?
- How does the brain decode emotion expressions?