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Cognitive Neuroscientists seek to understand how the cognitive mechanisms that guide human behaviour are implemented in the neural circuitry of the brain.

Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience

The department has a number of research groups whose work is focussed on understanding the neural basis of perception, attention, memory, language, decision-making, and social behaviour.  Their research uses cognitive testing, computational modelling, brain stimulation, and structural and functional brain imaging in healthy humans and patient populations.  Researchers enjoy access to state-of-the-art imaging facilities, including 3T and 7T scanners at the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (fMRIB) and EEG, MEG and TMS at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity.  Research on patients takes place at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre.



Groups within this theme

Prof. Mark J. Buckley
Brain & Behaviour

Prof. Mark J. Buckley

Prof. Kia Nobre
Brain & Cognition

Prof. Kia Nobre

Prof. John Duncan
Brain & Flexible Cognition

Prof. John Duncan

Dr. Paul Azzopardi
Consciousness & Cognition

Dr. Paul Azzopardi

Professor Charles Spence
Crossmodal Perception

Professor Charles Spence

Prof. Matthew Rushworth
Decisions & Action

Prof. Matthew Rushworth

Prof. Chris Summerfield
Human Information Processing

Prof. Chris Summerfield

Dr. Hannah Smithson
Perception

Dr. Hannah Smithson

Dr. Andrew Bell
Social Neuroscience

Dr. Andrew Bell