The Centre for Cognition and Neuroscience

  • United Kingdom

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Research in the Centre for Cognition and Neuroscience (CCN) is focused on the development of fundamental theories of cognitive and neural processing and their application to solving pressing human problems. A unifying conviction motivating research in CCN is that nothing drives basic science better than a good applied problem (Newell & Card, 1985) and so while all CCN research seeks to further our understanding of human behaviour at multiple levels of analysis (social, behavioural, cognitive, neural) it is always inspired by the aim to create a positive impact in the real world. Research in the Centre has been supported by grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Department of Transport, Ordnance Survey, the Ministry of Defence, FIFA and the International Centre for Sport Studies.

The centre is vibrant and interdisciplinary, containing thirteen academic sta and 29 postgraduate students and researchers, with experts in cognitive and behavioural science, articial intelligence and neuroscience. CCN research comes under ve primary themes:

(i) human and machine face recognition
(ii) mechanisms of reward and addiction,
(iii) cognitive processes of deception and lie detection,
(iv) the neural underpinnings of cognition and emotion in healthy and brain damaged individuals, and
(v) computational modelling of mechanisms and processes underlying learning, decision making and spatial cognition

CCN members share a rigorous, quantitative approach and use a wide variety of cognitive and neuroscientic methods to conduct their research, including behavioural measures and response times, eye-tracking, the electro-physiological methods of electroencephalogram (EEG), event-related potentials (ERP) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and mathematical and computational modelling. Researchers in CCN also have extensive and productive links with other researchers and labs worldwide.

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Lie Detection Medicine & Life Sciences
Prefrontal Cortex Medicine & Life Sciences
Semantics Medicine & Life Sciences
witness Social Sciences
Cues Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Autistic Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
Reward Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2020

A Mobile-Based Screening System for Data Analyses of Early Dementia Traits Detection

Thabtah, F., Mampusti, E., Peebles, D., Herradura, R. & Varghese, J., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Medical Systems. 44, 1, 14 p., 24.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Artificial intelligence
Mobile Applications

An examination of stigmatising attributions about mental illness amongst police custody staff

Wainwright, A. & Mojtahedi, D., 1 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 68, 8 p., 101522.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

child custody
mental illness

Using Drift Diffusion Modeling to Understand Inattentive Behavior in Preterm and Term-Born Children

Retzler, J., Retzler, C., Groom, M., Johnson, S. & Cragg, L., 1 Jan 2020, In : Neuropsychology. 34, 1, p. 77-87 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Reaction Time
Task Performance and Analysis
Automatic Data Processing
Regression Analysis

Activities 2015 2019

  • 5 Invited talk
  • 3 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Poster presentation

Humans as lie detectors: Naive or adaptive?

Christopher Street (Speaker)
31 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Spotting Lies

Chris Street (Speaker)
3 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Multiple Representation in Cognitive Architectures

David Peebles (Speaker)
10 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

How do we decide who is lying?

Christopher Street


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities