Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging

The Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi) represents an interdisciplinary effort to advance the understanding of the complex relationship between the brain, cognition and behaviour at multiple levels of analysis. It brings together researchers with an interest in cognitive neuroscience, functional neuroimaging, neuropsychology and computational modelling. The CCNi aims at developing new methods to further understand brain mechanisms and train interdisciplinary scientists in the use of those methods and techniques. The main research strength of CCNi lies in the application of non-invasive multimodal brain imaging using fMRI, MEG, TMS and EEG. These techniques are used together with sophisticated analysis methods (some of which are developed in our Centre) to study the functioning of the human brain with a particular focus on the dynamics of visual perception (particularly faces) and attention, the functional role of brain oscillations, interactions in brain networks, auditory processing (particularly voices) and predictive coding.

Main research strengths

  • Multi-dimensional measurements of brain functions (fMRI, MEG, TMS, EEG)
  • Development of sophisticated analysis techniques
  • Investigation of brain oscillations
  • Interactions in complex brain networks
  • Dynamic analysis (EEG, MEG) and on-line testing (TMS) of cortical models of information processing
  • Dynamics of visual perception (particularly faces), attention, memory and language processing
  • Auditory processing (particularly voices)
  • Predictive coding; neural code

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