The Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology (INP) brings together researchers who not only study phenomena in perception, cognition, affect, communication, and social interaction, but are committed to creating synergy across these areas at multiple levels of explanation, using the most sophisticated scientific tools available. The Institute provides researchers with state-of-the-art infrastructure for performing this kind of research, including fMRI, MEG, EEG, TMS, and peripheral physiological assessment, together with eye-, body-, and face-tracking technology. A large and fast computing grid handles the Institute’s data and processing demands, together with a sophisticated and accomplished technical staff that supports all aspect of research.
Within the INP, the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi) and the Centre for Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (cSCAN) offer further resources and support. Whereas CCNi focuses more on the technical and methodological aspects of research, cSCAN focuses more on specific research phenomena. Both Centres offer regular seminars, mini-courses in methodology, workshops, and special events. Together, the INP, CCNi, and CSI are committed to creating a context that leads to unusually creative, important, and impactful projects at the forefront of research in neuroscience and psychology. The Institute and Centres are also committed to international collaborations with researchers at other Universities, in government agencies, and in commercial settings, further aiming to achieve a high level of public outreach.
Students interested in the lab can join in a variety of ways. Post graduate students wishing to pursue a PhD can do so in Neuroscience and Psychology. Post graduate students wishing to obtain an MSc can do so in Brain Sciences, Psychological Science Methods, and Psychological Science Studies. Undergraduate students in the School of Psychology can perform their Maxi Project or Critical Review in the lab. Post doctoral positions will be available as a function of funding.