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 Robert Logie||Human memory in the healthy brain across the lifespan, focused on experimental behavioural studies of working memory.|
|Dr Sarah E. MacPherson||Frontal lobe functions such as memory, executive abilities and social cognition in healthy ageing and damaged brains.|
|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!