The Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) focuses on fundamental and applied research into the relationships between brain function, behaviour and psychological processes - using techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), eye-tracking, psychophysics, transcranial magnetic stimulation(TMS), transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), infrared thermography and behavioural experiments.
Bringing together cognitive neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, cognitive psychologists and sports and exercise psychologists the group aims to carry out cutting edge research on cognitive/perceptual/motor processes and their neural substrates in these three main research strands:
- Vision – visual attention, visual perception, face perception, visual language.
- Action – motor control, executive control, performance (e.g. sport).
- Plasticity – lifespan changes, acquisition of expertise (e.g. in areas above such as vision, action and performance), neurodegeneration/rehabilitation.