Oxford Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre
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Established in 2012
Funded by grants from the NIHR, the EU, the Leverhulme Trust, The Wellcome Trust and the Stroke Association
Is part of the new Oxford Cognitive Health Clinical Research Facility (OCHCRF)
The CNC provides facilities for the assessment and treatment of neurological patients (stroke, Parkinsons, MS, memory disorders), as well as running training courses for therapists. The Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre was set up by the late Prof Humphreys as a flagship centre for Cognitive Neuropsychololgy Research as part of the NIHR Oxford Cognitive Health Clinical Research Facility. Today it covers research conducted by the Cognitive Neurology Research Group (led by Prof Masud Husain) and the Translational Neuropsychology Group (led by Dr Nele Demeyere).
The Oxford Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre (CNC) has facilities for brain stimulation (e.g., trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, trans-cranial direct current stimulation), psychopharmacological intervention and measuring upper limb and eye movements.
Researchers in the CNC support the clinical screening of stroke patients across the Oxford region as well as experimental medicine studies into novel rehabilitation techniques. Research in our centre spans both basic and translational cognitive neuropsychology and neuroscience.
Our basic research covers topics include: attention, action, object recognition, aspects of language processing and reading, motivation and decision making, memory and social cognition.
This work is often driven by questions raised from neuropsychological studies of individuals with acquired disorders of cognition which are then explored at functional and neuroanatomical levels using a range of techniques including psychophysics, trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, structural and functional neuroimaging (MRI, MEG and EEG), and computational modelling.
Our translational work includes: developing screening techniques for assessing cognitive problems after brain injury, the development of new care pathways for brain injured individuals which are informed by cognitive screening, and rehabilitation and drug treatment studies exploiting neural plasticity to improve cognitive function after brain injury.
Associated Groups & Labs
The Oxford Cognitive Screen
Please find below information on how to obtain all the documentation needed for administering the Oxford Cognitive Screen.
This video demonstrates how to administer OCS, including which instructions to give and how to position the testbooklets, participant pages and scoring sheet.
Training event in which people who are working closely with stroke survivors are invited to learn about stroke related cognitive deficits and how to screen for them using the OCS.
VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR STUDIES
Healthy volunteers will be asked to participate in short memory, attention, and language tests, which are fun to do and may keep you mentally fit!
INDIREA: Individualised Diagnostics and Rehabilitation for Attentional disorders EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network October 2013 – October 2017 Collaborating partners: The University of Oxford, University Pompeu Fabre Barcelona, Copenhagen University, Trinity College Dublin, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Otto Von Guericke University Magdeburg, Brain Products Ltd.