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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.

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The Oxford Cognitive Screen

  • Download OCS documents

    Please find below information on how to obtain all the documentation needed for administering the Oxford Cognitive Screen.

  • Demonstration Video

    This video demonstrates how to administer OCS, including which instructions to give and how to position the testbooklets, participant pages and scoring sheet.

  • OCS Training Course

    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.


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