Research Themes

The Healthy Brain

  • Identifying the mechanisms of brain disease
  • Age-related changes in cognition and sensorimotor control
  • Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of brain disease and trauma
  • Rehabilitation and treatment of sensory and motor loss

The Developing Brain

  • The development of the brain mechanisms underlying speech, reading, arithmetic, reasoning, and social behaviour
  • The neural correlates of developmental disorders
  • Optimizing education for normal and abnormally developing brains

The Working Brain

  • Genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms
  • Networks and connectivity
  • Computational models of the working brain

The Thinking/Acting Brain

  • Attention, memory, perception, and decision-making
  • Sense of self, theory of mind, and meta-cognition
  • Neural substrates of social behaviour
  • Speech and language
  • Consciousness
  • Sensorimotor control systems
  • Computational models of cognition and sensorimotor control
  • Neuroethology

The Brain and Neurotech

  • Neuroimaging, EEG, fNIRS, ECoG etc
  • Brain stimulation
  • Brain-computer/machine interfaces
  • Cognitive ergonomics

The Artificial Brain and Robotics

  • Emulating human decision-making in AI
  • Recognition and classification in AI
  • Collaborative robotics
  • Autonomous and semi-autonomous robotics