Human cognitive neuroscience
With core interests in memory, attention, executive function, social cognition, sensory integration, and perceptuo-motor control
Human Cognitive Neuroscience (HCN) is comprised of academic staff, research fellows and students with core interests in memory, attention, executive function, social cognition, sensory integration, and perceptuo-motor control in both normally functioning adults and people with a variety of neurological disorders and conditions.
We use a range of methodological tools including traditional behavioural measures, neuroimaging techniques such as fMRI and ERP, eyetracking, motion tracking, computational modelling, and clinical assessment.
Staff working in this area include:
|Professor Sharon Abrahams
|Clinical/experimental neuropsychology and neuroimaging, neurodegenerative diseases in particular MND/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia.
|Dr Thomas Bak
|Bilingualism, language learning and cognitive functions in healthy ageing, stroke and dementia; neurodegenerative diseases; the interaction between language, cognition, motor functions, and culture.
|Dr Neil Bramley
|Causal cognition, active learning, hypothesis generation, control, judgment and decision making, resource rationality, game theory, optimal teaching, iterated learning, rational analysis, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science.
|Dr Nicolas Chevalier
|Executive function development, cognitive development, developmental cognitive neuroscience.
|Professor Sergio Della Sala
|Cognitive neuropsychology, specifically amnesia, visuo-spatial and representational neglect, apraxia and Alzheimer's Disease.
|Dr Leonidas Doumas
|Analogy, relational reasoning, mental representation, cognitive development, computational modelling, neural networks.
|Dr Paul Hoffman
|Behavioural and neuroimaging studies of semantic knowledge and its role in language. Effects of healthy ageing, stroke and dementia on semantic memory.
|Dr Zachary Horne
|Belief formation, attitude change, computational modeling, analogy, scientific explanation, argument generation.
|Professor Sarah E. MacPherson
|Frontal lobe functions such as memory, executive abilities and social cognition in healthy ageing and damaged brains.
|Dr Jasna Martinovic
|Colour perception and cognition, attentional selection of colour, perceptual organisation, machine learning from EEG signals.
|Professor Rob McIntosh
|Neural control of visual perception and visually-guided action in humans.
|Dr Adam Moore
|Judgement and decision making, particularly moral and economic decisions, the roles of working memory, intelligence, self-control, and empathy in decision making about the self and others.
|Dr Hilary Richardson
|Theory of mind; cognitive development; development of functionally specialized brain regions; role of experience in cognitive & brain development.
|Dr Edward Silson
|Functional organisation of human visual cortex and the interplay between visual and memory systems.
Meetings and events
The Human Cognitive Neuroscience (HCN) seminars bring together an exciting line-up of speakers including PhD students, staff members, and visiting researchers. New MSc and PhD students welcome!