Thinking About The World

Neuro-cognitive Disorders

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When the human brain goes wrong it can stop us doing many things we take for granted.

  • What is the relationship between the brain and human cognitive, emotional, and behavioural function?
  • How do brain lesions or other illnesses of the brain affect the processing of memory, attention, language, or emotion?
  • What is the advantage of combining lesion and electrophysiological techniques?
  • How can we enhance our understanding of neurological conditions?
  • Does Parkinson's Disease lead to emotional speech problems?
  • How can a history of substance abuse lead to changes in cognitive processing?
  • How is memory affected after stroke?

We explore these and other questions in an interdisciplinary fashion by combining forces with experts across the Faculty of Science and Health, in particular the Brain-Computer Interfaces and Neural Engineering group in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. We also work closely with psychology academics in areas that are often impacted by neuro-cognitive disorders, such as communication and language, vision, and memory.

Related research


Selected papers

coloured lenses
Impact: Transforming the lives of those suffering visual stress

We developed the Intuitive Colorimeter Curve, which enables opticians to accurately pinpoint the tint best suited to individual patients to relieve the symptoms of visual stress.

Read the case study