Cognition, Learning & Plasticity
Founded in 2009
Integrating knowledge from psychology, education & neuroscience
Advancing basic & translational research
Prof. Roi Cohen Kadosh
We conduct research on the psychological and biological factors that shape learning and cognitive achievement, with focus on mathematical cognition and executive functions. Our unique multidisciplinary research has been recognised by a number of awards for originality, creativity, and theoretical contribution in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and education.
It is not a science fiction, it is already real and it will be a critical part of our future.- Stephen Hawking, discussing our research
In our work, we combine cognitive theories and methods with neuroscientific tools. Such an integrative investigation is an endeavour with broad implications for basic science and can greatly inform the development of evidence-based methods for improving human cognition and brain functions.
Aside from its theoretical implications, our research has: 1) a clear translational impact, as evidenced by the national and international patents and our work with industrial partners; and 2) societal and ethical implications which we are exploring with neuroethicists.
Current and Previous Funding
- European Commission
- Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
- Wellcome Trust
- Leverhulme Trust
- The British Academy
- Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
- Action Medical Research
- The Medical Research Council
- The Economic and Social Research Council
- Wiener – Anspach Foundation
- The James S McDonnell Foundation
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- The Cogito Foundation
Public Engagement and Involvement
We are committed to communicating and discussing our scientific activities and ideas, and we participated in many public events and exhibitions including the London Science Museum, British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience, Wellcome Trust Superhuman exhibition, and many schools. Please contact us to discuss the possibility us taking part in activities that you are planning.
Prospective graduate students and postdocs who are interested in applying to join the lab may contact Roi Cohen Kadosh, by email, at email@example.com.