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Cognitive & Behavioural

There are a number of groups working on the neural and neurochemical basis of cognitive and emotional behaviour in humans and other species, including studies of stress, anxiety, depression, and language. This includes the examination of morphological deficits and genetic polymorphisms. The neural systems involved in drug seeking, the reward system and reinforcement are also an important focus of research, as are the mechanisms of decision making. These areas, together with studies into the neural basis of learning, memory and perception, are the subject of techniques ranging from neuroimaging to computational modelling. The MRC/Wellcome Trust Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit provide important channels for cross-disciplinary interactions in this area.

Principal investigators

  • Michael Anderson Dr Michael Anderson
    Dr. Anderson focuses on fundamental mechanisms of memory, attention, and cognitive control, and their interaction. A central observation is that memory, like other aspects of cognition and behaviour, poses problems of control. Dr. Anderson uses ...
  • Dr John Apergis-Schoute
    The psychological link between appetite and emotions is clear. Often enough food consumption is powerfully influenced by emotional cues that are unrelated to energy requirements. As the amygdala and hypothalamus, two neural regions that code for a...
  • Duncan  Astle Dr Duncan Astle
    My research uses EEG and MEG with children and adults to explore the neural and cognitive mechanisms of top-down attentional control. In particular, I am interested in how these control mechanisms interact with our ability to store information in ...
  • John Aston Professor John Aston
    Statistical Neuroimaging
  • Bonnie Auyeung Dr Bonnie Auyeung
    Bonnie Auyeung is a researcher at the University's Autism Research Centre, where her primary research examines the effects of prenatal hormones on psychological and neural postnatal development.
  • David Baguley Dr David Baguley
    Tinnitus remains a clinical enigma. My research considers mechanisms of tinnitus, and optimising interventions for troublesome tinnitus in the clinical population. I am based within the Departments of Audiology and Otolaryngolgy at Addenbrooke's ...
  • Sara Baker Dr Sara Baker
    I am interested in the role of pre-frontal functions (i.e., impulse control) in the formation and expression of beliefs especially during early childhood. I use behavioral and physiological measures (eye-tracking) to examine how children learn to...
  • Philip Barnard Dr Philip Barnard
    My programme of work focuses mainly on Executive Control and Emotional Meanings in Cognitive and Neural systems. Current work is organised under four project headings: [a] Core Theoretical work on Interacting Cognitive Subsystems - a macro-theory...
  • Jean-claude Baron-Cohen Professor Jean-Claude Baron
    My research focuses on the pathophysiology of ischaemic stroke and the mechanisms underlying subsequent deterioration or recovery, including neuronal damage, tissue inflammation and long-term plasticity processes. In terms of methodology, my appro...
  • Simon Baron-Cohen Professor Simon Baron-Cohen
    The Autism Research Centre (ARC), of which I am Director, has 6 programs of research, all focusing on Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC): (a) Perception and Cognition (investigating social and non-social cognition and sensory processing); (b) Neu...
  • Andrew Bateman Dr Andrew Bateman
    Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation has a research strategy that has three themes: i) development of assessments, ii) development and immplementation innovative therapeutic interventions iii) evaluation of neuro-rehabil...
  • Tristan Bekinschtein Dr Tristan Bekinschtein
    I am interested in non-classic approaches to study the physiology and cognition of consciousness. I have wide Interests in Cognition and neurophysiology. In the last few years I have been mainly concentrating in describing different states of con...
  • David Belin Dr David Belin
    Our research is interested in the neural, cellular and molecular substrates of inter-individual vulnerability to develop impulsive / compulsive disorders such as drug addiction, Obsessive / compulsive disorders, Tourette’s syndrome, pathological g...
  • Alan Blackwell Dr Alan Blackwell
    I construct and apply models of human behaviour when interacting with technology. These models take a variety of forms, not all drawing on neuroscience, but I have a particular interest in neuroeconomic models of abstraction formation and use. Thi...
  • Clemence Blouet Dr Clemence Blouet
    My work focuses on the characterization of brain nutrient-sensing circuits implicated in the regulation of energy homeostasis. This research is done through 3 main axes: 1. the characterization of molecular mechanisms implicated in brain nutrien...
  • Mirjana Bozic Dr Mirjana Bozic
    I study language as a cognitive and a neural system. My research focuses on the neural mechanisms that support spoken language comprehension, and the structure of the underlying lexical representations. Using behavioural and neuroimaging technique...
  • Carol Brayne Professor Carol Brayne
    My research programme is based around longitudinal population based studies of people aged 65 and above, running since 1985. They include collections of blood, and are linked to the Cambridge Brain Bank. Opportunities exist for translation from la...
  • Peter Bright Dr Peter Bright
    1. Neuroimaging and neuropsychological investigations of object processing (with an emphasis on the role of medial temporal lobe structures). 2. Disease progression and cognitive decline in semantic dementia. 3. Retrograde amnesia in brain dama...
  • Donald Broom Professor Donald Broom
    Developing and using methods of evaluating animal welfare. Assessing cognitive ability in domestic animals including cattle, pigs, sheep and dogs.
  • Tim Bussey Professor Tim Bussey
    Lisa Saksida and I are PIs in the Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (TCNLab). The driving force behind all of the work in our lab is exactly as the name suggests: we want to understand the neuroscience of cognition, and to facilitate transl...
  • Rudolf Cardinal Dr Rudolf Cardinal
    I am interested in computational models of attentional selection and cognition.
  • Bob Carlyon Dr Bob Carlyon
    My research has spanned a wide range of topics in human hearing, but has most recently focused on the problem of how we can listen to one voice in the presence of interfering sounds, such as other speakers. It incorporates behavioural and electrop...
  • Roger Carpenter Professor Roger Carpenter MA PhD ScD
    I work on the brain mechanisms of human decision. The most common decision we make - two or three times every second - is what to look at next, and the measurement of the time taken to choose to look at a visual target - the saccadic latency - ha...
  • Samuel Chamberlain Dr Samuel Chamberlain MB/BChir PhD MRCPsych
    My research focuses on the neurochemical and neural substrates of cognition, and psychiatric endophenotypes.
  • Dennis Chan Dr Dennis Chan
    I am interested in identifying alterations in the function of the entorhinal cortex (EC) and hippocampus in early Alzheimer's disease (AD), with the ultimate aim of diagnosing AD prior to symptom onset. EC grid cell and hippocampal place cell fun...
  • Isabel  Clare Dr Isabel Clare
    I work in the Cambridge Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Group in the Dept. of Psychiatry and as a a senior member of the Enduring Disability and/or Disadvantage clinical theme in the NIHR's CLAHRC East of England. My research in...
  • Luke  Clark Dr Luke Clark
    My research is directed at the broad interface between psychological disorders and cognitive neuroscience, with a particular focus on the brain mechanisms underlying gambling decisions. Gambling is a popular recreational activity that can also bec...
  • Nicky Clayton, Professor Nicky Clayton, FRS
    Nicky studies the development and evolution of cognition in members of the crow family (including jackdaws, rooks and jays) and humans. Her work has challenged many of the common-held assumptions that only humans can plan for the future and remini...
  • Hannah Critchlow Dr Hannah Critchlow
    Hannah strips down the brain with the BBC broadcast Naked Scientists. Using Radio, on-line channels and live events she designs, produces and presents a neuroscience focused, interactive multimedia experience for the public. In 2014 Hannah was na...
  • Ian Cross Professor Ian Cross
    My research explores the biological and cultural bases for human musicality, in particular, the mechanisms underlying the capacity for achievement and maintenance of inter-individual synchrony of behaviour, those underlying the experience of meani...
  • Tim Dalgleish Dr Tim Dalgleish
    I am broadly interested in affective neuroscience in relation to clinical depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am particularly interested in mental control and emotion regulation in these conditions and the psychological and neu...
  • Jeff Dalley Dr Jeff Dalley
    Primary research interests include behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, psychopharmacology and neuromodulation of limbic cortico-striatal brain circuitry. Specific interests include behavioural and neurobiological endophenotypes in experimental...
  • Greg Davis Dr Greg Davis
    Consciousness, 'Free Will' Visual attention, vision, autism
  • Matt Davis Dr Matt Davis
    My work is interdisciplinary, combining diverse methodologies from Cognitive Neuroscience to investigate the neural mechanisms involved in spoken and written language comprehension. I work on a range of topics, including speech perception, lexical...
  • Benedetto De Martino Benedetto De Martino
    My research aims to provide a mechanistic understanding on how the brain constructs the values used to guide choice. I approach this complex problem by combining a number of different theoretical frameworks from economics and computational neurosc...
  • Anthony Dickinson Professor Anthony Dickinson
    My primary research interests concern learning, memory, motivation, and future planning in both humans and animals. My interest in learning and memory is focussed on the distinction between goal-directed and habitual instrumental behaviour as asse...
  • Robert Dudas Dr Robert Dudas
    I have carried out research projects on cognitive impairment in the context of progressive-degenerative dementias and affective symptomatology. My current research focuses on the neurobiology of emotional dysregulation and self-harm in the affect...
  • John Duncan Professor John Duncan
    Brain basis for attention, intelligence and cognitive control; including studies of normal cognition and behaviour, impairments following brain damage, functional brain imaging, and single cell electrophysiology. For John Duncan's popular science...
  • Michelle Ellefson Dr Michelle Ellefson
    Dr. Ellefson is a senior lecturer in Psychology & Education with the Faculty of Education. Her work integrates cognition, neuroscience, child development, and education into a multi-disciplinary research programme aimed at improving maths and scie...
  • Karen Ersche Dr Karen Ersche
    My research focuses on the neuropsychological correlates and neurochemical processes underlying addictive behaviour and the translation of this knowledge into therapeutic interventions. This work involves a combination of approaches including neur...
  • Mark Evans Dr Mark Evans
    My group are interested in (1) how brain detects changes in blood glucose and how this glucose-sensing interacts with peripheral metabolism; (2) how defences against hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) may become abnormal in diabetes; (3) the short an...
  • Barry Everitt FMedSci FRS Professor Barry Everitt Sc.D., F.R.S., F.Med.Sci.
    My research is concerned with the neural and psychological mechanisms underlying learning, memory, motivation and reward especially related to drug addiction. A major research theme is the impact of learning on drug addiction - both its developmen...
  • Shuhai Fan Professor Shuhai Fan
    1 Modeling, simulation and optimization of some kinds of artificial neural network with humoral regulation (includes anesthetic, hormone and so on). Apply these kinds of artificial neural network to the quality control system of mass customizatio...
  • Sadaf Farooqi Professor Sadaf Farooqi
    Using a candidate gene approach in patients with severe, early onset obesity recruited to the Genetics Of Obesity Study (GOOS), we have identified patients with mutations in genes encoding leptin, the leptin receptor and targets of leptin action ...
  • Dr Lei Feng
    Psychiatric-Neuroimaging Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders Population-based cohort studies on dementia, cognitive decline and late-life depression Systematic review and meta-analysis on the epidemiology and novel treatments of psychiatric dis...
  • Emilio  Fernandez-Egea Dr Emilio Fernandez-Egea
    My research interests are mostly the biological and clinical aspects of chronic schizophrenia. I’m the Clozapine Clinic Lead and the Good Outcome Schizophrenia Clinic lead for the local MH Trust (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trus...
  • Paul Fletcher Professor Paul Fletcher
    I am interested in psychosis. I agree with the long tradition of clinical psychiatric research which suggests that, during a psychotic illness, the world is a strange place because strange associations are formed and inconsequential stimuli are as...
  • Professor Thanasis Fokas PhD-MD
    Analytical algorithms for several medical imaging techniques including PAT, SPECT, MEG, EEG.
  • Dr David Franklin
    I am interested in how we are able to develop models of the external world and use these to adapt our movements to new experiences. I am currently studying the adaptation of humans to novel force fields generated with a 2 degree-of-freedom robotic...
  • Professor Susan Gathercole
    I am a cognitive psychologist specialising in memory, learning and language. My research is concerned primarily with understanding the cognitive and neural basis of childhood disorders of working memory and other executive functions, and with ide...
  • Dino Giussani Professor Dino Giussani
    We have intertwined our interests in oxygen and the development of the central nervous and cardiovascular systems to propose that oxidative stress underlies the common molecular pathway via which prenatal hypoxia contributes to a developmental ori...
  • Dervila Glynn Dr Dervila Glynn
    I have recently been appointed as the Cambridge Neuroscience Coordinator. If you have any neuroscience related news that you would like to publicise on the website, please let me know. My research is focused on understanding the mechanisms underl...
  • Hedwig Gockel Dr Hedwig Gockel
    My research has covered various aspects of human hearing, mostly in healthy individuals. Amongst them are pitch perception, auditory grouping and streaming processes, effects of attention on auditory perception, loudness perception and masking. I...
  • Ian  Goodyer Professor Ian Goodyer
    I am a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist based at Cambridge University pursuing research into the connections between human development and psychopathology. My studies are centred on adolescents in the community as well as current patients. Our re...
  • Usha Goswami Professor Usha Goswami
    I am the Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education. The Centre uses EEG and fNIRS to explore the developing brain. Key research projects include the neural basis of developmental dyslexia, the neural basis of speech and language impairm...
  • Fergus Gracey Dr Fergus Gracey
    My research themes relate to assessment, recovery and rehabilitation following brain injury. I am especially interested in identity and emotional adjustment following acquired brain injury, self-regulation, cognitive rehabilitation and service del...
  • Mark Gurnell Dr Mark Gurnell
    Current programmes of research: 1. endocrine basis of financial decision-making 2. genetic and acquired disorders of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis 3. novel approaches to sparing hypothalamic-pituitary function in patients with sellar/par...
  • Olaf Hauk Dr Olaf Hauk
    I use a multi-modal imaging approach to problems in the neuroscience of language and cognition. Reading: How are the complex computations underlying reading behaviour implemented so efficiently and flexibly in our brains? I address this question ...
  • Sarah Hawkins Professor Sarah Hawkins
    Trained as a psychologist and acoustic phonetician, I have worked mainly on speech perception, including a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship on acoustic-phonetic contributions to a biologically-plausible theory of how speech is understood. From...
  • Berthold Hedwig Dr Berthold Hedwig
    I analyse the neural mechanisms underlying acoustic communication in insects which use species-specific sounds for mate attraction. I use behavioural, neurophysiological and optical imaging techniques with the aim to understand: 1. The neural mech...
  • Richard Henson Professor Richard (Rik) Henson
    My primary interest concerns how we remember things. Specifically, I use the techniques of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electro- and magneto- encephalography (EEG/MEG) to examine brain activity as healthy volunteers try to reme...
  • Melissa Hines Professor Melissa Hines
    I study gender development, and am particularly interested in how prenatal influences (e.g., gonadal hormones) interact with postnatal experience to shape brain development and behaviour. My current research programme includes studies of individu...
  • Tony Holland Professor Tony Holland
    The focus of our interdisciplinary research is on learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities/mental handicap) from different perspectives. Research to date has had the following main themes. First, the relationship between specific genetical...
  • Dr Joni Holmes
    I am interested in the overlap between working memory, attention and executive function processes in children and adults. My research has focussed on the role of working memory in children's mathematical skills, and on understanding the cognitive ...
  • Emily Holmes Professor Emily Holmes
    In the Emotional Disorders and Mental Imagery programme we investigate three areas: Psychological trauma Depressed mood Bipolar disorder
  • Michael Hornberger Dr Michael Hornberger
    I am a translational neuroscientist who works in the interface between cognitive and clinical neuroscience. My research focus is on decision making and memory in the human brain. To investigate these processes I develop and employ experimental cog...
  • Ayla Humphrey Dr Ayla Humphrey
    As a Lead Psychologist (Children's Division, CPFT) & Affiliated Lecturer in Developmental Psychiatry, I am interested in developing clinical services for children & families. Recent service initiatives include: co-founder of first UK holistic neur...
  • Napoleon  Katsos Dr Napoleon Katsos
    I am interested in how developmental research can inform theoretical linguistic inquiry and vice versa. My particular focus is in the area of semantics and pragmatics, and in language learning by monolingual and bilingual children as well as child...
  • Barry Keverne Professor Barry Keverne
    Professor Keverne has long standing experience in behavioural neuroscience and has, in the past 10 years, brought molecular genetic techniques to focus on brain development and investigate how genetic perturbations of the brain influence brain fun...
  • James Kirkbride Dr James Kirkbride Ph.D.
    Please note, from 1 January 2014 I will relocate to UCL, Division of Psychiatry. I will continue to collaborate with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, on the SEPEA and EU-GEI studies. I am a psychiatric epidemiologist intere...
  • Aleksandr Kogan Dr Aleksandr Kogan
    My lab investigates the prosociality and well-being from biological, psychological, and cross-cultural perspectives. In particular, we are highly interested in cooperation, trust, altruism, positive emotions, close relationships, happiness, physic...
  • Zoe Kourtzi Professor Zoe Kourtzi
    My work aims to understand the role of learning and experience in enabling humans of all ages to translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours. Adaptive cognitive abilities are critical for survival and social interac...
  • Nikolaus Kriegeskorte Dr Nikolaus Kriegeskorte
    - visual object recognition - pattern-information fMRI - computational modelling - species relationships
  • Dina Kronhaus Dr Dina Kronhaus
    My research is focused on studying connectivity and neural re-organisation, in the human brain, using theoretical modelling techniques to complement analysis of experimental data. I aim to identify overlapping yet distinct neural circuits implicat...
  • Máté Lengyel Dr Máté Lengyel
    I study learning and memory from computational, algorithmic/representational and neurobiological viewpoints. I also maintain an active interest in the possible computational functions of neural oscillations, particularly those present in the hippo...
  • Victoria Leong Dr Victoria Leong
    When infants first learn language, prosodic rhythm ('Strong-weak' syllable patterning) is an important cue used for segmenting speech into words. I work on 'infant-like' analytical models that detect prosodic rhythm using only temporal patterns in...
  • Darren Logan Dr Darren Logan
    Our research interest is in understanding the molecular and genetic basis of olfaction, and how that influences behaviour. Our wider aim is to characterise the neural circuits that instruct stereotyped hard-wired behaviours, and investigate how th...
  • Michael Lombardo Dr Michael Lombardo
    I am interested in understanding the mechanisms occurring in early development that are behind atypical brain development in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Tom Manly Dr Tom Manly
    Our research relates to understanding impairment and rehabilitation in attentional and executive function. Our work with stroke patients mainly focuses on spatial neglect and its relationship to executive/frontal impairment. Our work with patients...
  • William Marslen-Wilson Dr William Marslen-Wilson
    My research interests are in the cognitive science and neuroscience of language. I study the comprehension of spoken language in the mind and the brain using interdisciplinary techniques aimed at identifying the neural processing streams that supp...
  • Fiona Matthews Dr Fiona Matthews
    Drawing on the data resource of the MRC Cognitive Function and Ageing study, but additionally using other population based studies; my programme provides methodologically sound estimates of health and ill health for populations. The methodological...
  • Brian McCabe Dr Brian McCabe
    The neural mechanisms of learning and memory, particularly imprinting in the domestic chick. The young of many species, when exposed to a conspicuous object, rapidly learn the object's characteristics and subsequently narrow their social preferenc...
  • Dr Richard Meiser-Stedman BSc PhD DClinPsy
    My main research interest is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents. I mainly utilise prospective longitudinal, case control and clinical trial study designs. My research looks at: - the natural course of post-traumatic...
  • David Menon Professor David Menon
    The research program of the University Division of Anaesthesia has aimed to understand regional cerebral pathophysiology to advance the care of critically ill patients after brain injury, from initial ictus, through recovery from coma and rehabili...
  • Amy Milton Dr Amy Milton
    Memory is a critical function of the brain, but little is known about the mechanisms by which memories are modified, adapted, and persist. Memories are known to 'reconsolidate' undergoing updating and strengthening following their destabilisation ...
  • Eneida Mioshi Dr Eneida Mioshi
    My research focuses on the impact of dementias and other progressive neurodegenerative diseases on everyday functioning (e.g., Activities of daily living), and family carers. To this end, my research involves development of better assessments of ...
  • Professor John Mollon
    My research interests are in the visual perception of colour, motion, form and depth; the genetic basis for individual variations in perception; the nature of the information carried by the cerebral bus; and the history of neuroscience and of colo...
  • Brian Moore Professor Brian Moore
    Mechanisms of normal hearing and hearing impairments; relationship of auditory abilities to speech perception; design of signal processing hearing aids for sensorineural hearing loss; fitting of hearing aids to suit the individual; electrical stim...
  • Professor Jenny Morton
    Our research is focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration and on developing strategies to delay or prevent the death of neurones in injured or degenerating brain, particularly in Huntington's disease. We are also interes...
  • Dr Nicholas Mundy
    We study the evolutionary genetics of brain size and sensory systems in primates. In particular, we are interested in the evolution and selection of colour vision polymorphisms in New World monkeys and lemurs, the evolution of vomeronasal recept...
  • Graham Murray Dr Graham Murray
    My research investigates the brain basis of particular neuropsychiatric symptoms - namely delusions, hallucinations and anhedonia. It's already known that brain systems involving the neurotransmitter dopamine are disturbed in psychotic illnesses s...
  • Ulrich Müller Dr Ulrich Müller
    My major research interest is the neurotransmitter modulation of cognitive and emotional processes, with a focus on the role of dopamine and noradrenaline in frontostriatal functions. I use fMRI, radioligand imaging with PET, pharmacological chall...
  • Pradeep Nathan Pradeep Nathan
    I am a clinical pharmacologist with research interests in the neuropharmacology and neural substrates of cognition and emotion and psychiatric and neurological endophenotypes. I use cognitive, functional and molecular neuroimaging techniques (i.e....
  • John T O'Brien Professor John T O'Brien
    My research interests in dementia include the role of biomarkers, especially MRI, SPECT and PET imaging, in the differential and early diagnosis of dementia, including identifying those ‘at risk’ of future cognitive decline and developing markers ...
  • Cahir O'Kane Dr Cahir O'Kane
    We use Drosophila as a model organism to study synapse function. Questions of major interest include the mechanisms of synaptic vesicle trafficking, and the roles of cellular trafficking pathways in the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases. Rec...
  • Roy Patterson Dr Roy Patterson
    We have developed a computational model of the auditory signal processing that transforms a sound wave into the auditory image you hear in response to that sound wave. We investigate how the cochlea and neural centres in the auditory pathway proce...
  • Jesus Perez Dr Jesus Perez
    My research activity is mainly focused on early detection and intervention in psychosis and the history of psychiatry. I am particularly interested in the epidemiological apects of young people at high-risk of developing psychosis and with first-e...
  • Kate Plaisted Dr Kate Plaisted-Grant
    My research interest in autism was sparked by the fascinating cognitive strengths shown by many individuals with autism. These include exceptional abilities to process fine details, better discrimination abilities compared to typical individuals a...
  • Brechtje Post Dr Brechtje Post
    My research primarily focuses on speech prosody - intonation, accentuation, rhythm, and phrasing. Prosody simultaneously encodes information from different components of the linguistic system in the speech signal, in particular morpho-syntax, prag...
  • Howard Ring Dr Howard Ring
    My research covers three main areas. My work in epilepsy is largely concerned with studying the management and behavioural correlates of treatment-resistant epilepsy in people with developmental or acquired brain damage. In the field of Autism res...
  • Trevor Robbins Professor Trevor Robbins
    Research interests span the areas of cognitive neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience and psychopharmacology. Main work focuses on the functions of the frontal lobes of the brain and their connections with other regions. These brain systems are re...
  • Angela Roberts Professor Angela Roberts
    I am interested in the brain networks underlying cognitive and emotional behaviour. In particular, my research focuses on the executive control functions of the prefrontal cortex and related brain structures, including the basal ganglia and the am...
  • Peter Robinson Professor Peter Robinson
    I am a computer scientist with an interest in neuroscience. My research concerns problems at the boundary between people and computers. This involves investigating new technologies to enhance communication between computers and their users, and...
  • James Rowe Dr James Rowe BA BM BCh PhD
    Characterisation and optimisation of prefrontal cortical functions in health and disease. The functions of the prefrontal cortex remain controversial yet they are of great importance to our everyday life, thoughts, actions and self expression. I ...
  • Mikail Rubinov Mikail Rubinov
    I model large-scale brain anatomy and activity as complex networks of brain regions and interregional associations. I use brain-imaging -- such as optical and magnetic-resonance imaging -- data sets and computer simulations to construct these netw...
  • John Rust Professor John Rust
    The development, evaluation and implementation of psychometric tests and psychometric testing procedures. As Director of The Psychometrics Centre I have been responsible for the UK standardisation of many of the most widely used psychometric tests...
  • Barbara Sahakian Professor Barbara Sahakian FMedSci
    My research is aimed at understanding the neural basis of cognitive, emotional and behavioural dysfunction in order to develop more effective pharmacological and psychological treatments. The focus of my lab is on early detection, differential dia...
  • Lisa Saksida Dr Lisa Saksida
    We are working toward a better understanding of the psychological processes underlying memory and perception through a programme of theoretically-driven experimental research using both healthy subjects and brain-damaged populations. Research in m...
  • William Schafer Dr William Schafer
    The fundamental nature of mental phenomena such as perception, learning and memory is one of the remaining scientific mysteries. Since the neuroanatomy of mammalian nervous systems is exceedingly complex and incompletely characterized, it is diffi...
  • Wolfram Schultz Professor Wolfram Schultz
    Our group is interested to relate the mechanics of brain activity to measurable behaviour. We combine neurophysiological, imaging and behavioural techniques to investigate the neural correlates of goal-directed. We are interested in outcome value ...
  • Jon Simons Dr Jon Simons
    Our research investigates the role of brain regions such as the frontal, medial temporal, and parietal lobes in human memory. This work involves inter-relating cognitive hypotheses with evidence from functional neuroimaging of healthy volunteers ...
  • Michael Spencer Dr Michael Spencer
    I am interested in the scientific investigation of psychiatric disorders, particularly through the integration of clinical research methods together with brain imaging. I led a team of researchers at the Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge, that ...
  • Professor Peter St George-Hyslop
    My laboratory focuses upon understanding the causes and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Fronto-Temporal Dementia. We and others have shown that these diseases are frequently c...
  • Emmanuel  A Stamatakis Dr Emmanuel A Stamatakis
    My research aims to decode complex relationships between remote and/or proximal brain regions, which form networks at rest or during goal directed behaviour. This includes work on network adaptive behaviour (reorganisation/plasticity) triggered by...
  • John Suckling John Suckling
    Neuroimaging is a major contributor to the renaissance of experimental psychiatry and psychology. Drawing on the extensive infrastructure of Cambridge Neuroscience and Department of Psychiatry’s close links between research and clinical practice, ...
  • Denes Szucs Dr Denes Szucs
    Szucs is a cognitive neuroscientist doing research on the representaiton of mathematics in the brain and on perceptual/motor integration and conflict detection/resolution. He is using behavioral methods, electro-physiology (EEG) and functional mag...
  • David Tolhurst Dr David Tolhurst
    Visual coding of natural scenes. Information coding in the visual cortex studied by single unit recording, computational models and psychophysical discrimination by human observers. Visual deficits in developmental or acquired visual abnormality.
  • Lorraine Tyler Professor Lorraine Tyler
    Lorraine K Tyler is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. She heads the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain (http://csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk/), an interdisciplinary research group which combines neuroimaging, neuro...
  • Gonzalo P. Urcelay Dr Gonzalo P. Urcelay
    I am interested in learning theories and the neurobiological substrates of acquired behaviour. I am currently conducting studies to assess the involvement of the prefrontal cortex in the transition from goal-directed to habitual behaviours and its...
  • Bert Vaux Dr Bert Vaux
    --grounding of phonological learning in a mathematical implementation of evolutionary information theory. --phonological cognition. --implications of selective aphasias, first and second language acquisition phenomena, processing and production ef...
  • Valerie Voon Dr Valerie Voon
    Why do we repeat behaviours that we know are bad for us? I am an Honorary Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and Wellcome Trust Fellow with the Department of Psychiatry. I head the Compulsive Behaviours research group and focus on mechanisms underlyin...
  • Trevor Wardill Dr Trevor Wardill
    I am a sensory neurobiologist. I investigate evolution of dynamic cephalopod iridescence and colour vision in flies, how they evolved, how they function and what purpose they serve in the ecology of the animal. In particular, I am interested in un...
  • Sam  Wass Dr Sam Wass
    I research the development of attention during infancy. My research is in two strands: - developing new gaze-contingent paradigms to train endogenous attentional control during infancy. This includes research with typical and atypical populations...
  • Andrew Welchman Dr Andrew Welchman
    I am interested in how the brain brings together information from the senses to support perception and interaction with the rapidly changing world. Work in my lab integrates psychophysics, movement recording, modelling and brain imaging techniques...
  • Joyce Whittington Dr Joyce Whittington
    Early research on specific learning disabilities - dyslexia - and associated cognitve deficits. For the last 10 years research has focussed on various prevalence, cognitive and behavioural aspects of Prader-Willi syndrome. Most of the latter is d...
  • Paul Wilkinson Dr Paul Wilkinson
    Paul Wilkinson is University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. His main research interests are the epidemiology and treatment of self-harm and depression. He investigates biologi...
  • Daniel Wolpert Professor Daniel Wolpert FMedSci FRS
    The group uses engineering approaches to understand how the human brain controls movement. The work includes both computational modelling and experimental approaches using robotic and virtual reality interfaces. Research areas include motor planni...
  • John Xuereb Dr John Xuereb
    The neuropathological basis of dementia with a special interest in clinicopathological correlation of Frontotemporal Syndromes.
  • Steve Young Professor Steve Young
    My primary interest is in adaptive learning in spoken dialogue systems. This currently involves modelling human machine dialogues using the framework of Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDPs). The research issues addressed incl...
  • Dr Shahid Zaman
    The main theme of our research is to understand the role of amyloid and mitochondrial dysfunction in the genesis of cognitive impairment and dementia in people with Down's syndrome.