From cells to society
Investigating the functional links among neurons, networks and social signals
We strive to understand the brain at multiple levels of function, from cells to cognition. Our approaches range from molecular, cellular and systems level investigations to the brain imaging of human behaviour and cognition.
We specialize in investigating cell signalling, stem cells, brain imaging and formal modelling, with focus on the dynamics of information processing in cortical networks.
- Neuropsychiatric diseases (e.g., schizophrenia and depression)
- Sensory and motor networks
- Spinal cord injury
- Chronic pain
- Social perception
- Emotion recognition
- Healthy and pathological aging
- Communication via language, voice, face and body movement
The structure of the Institute
The Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology (INP) comprises four research groups: Neuroscience, Stroke and Brain Imaging Research, Cognitive Neuroimaging and Social Interactions. Each research group aspires to be an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence conducting high-quality basic, translational and clinical science and offering world-class postgraduate educational experience in the disciplines of Neuroscience and Psychology.
The Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology is part of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences and the College of Science and Engineering.