The interdisciplinary neuroscience research centre at Bournemouth University embodies research labs in cognitive, social, systems and computational neuroscience, and cognitive neuropsychology from the Faculty of Science and Technology, Health and Social Sciences and collaborating institutions internationally.

Our expertise revolves around cognitive and social psychology and systems, cognitive and computational neuroscience. BU provides neuroscientific equipment such as Electro-encephalography (EEG), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) systems, eye trackers, and a state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, co-funded by Bournemouth University and the Dorset LEP. Neuroscience is represented strongly at Bournemouth University and is one of the main directions of BU research.

The INRC research network provides innovative approaches for identifying the neural underpinnings of cognitive processing.

We leverage multidisciplinary approaches combining behavioural experiments, eye-tracking, EEG, fMRI, tDCS, virtual reality, in vivo electrophysiology and neurocomputational modelling. In addition, we foster neuroscience education by developing graduate and post-graduate programs, holding symposiums and workshops, running seminars and encouraging the application of neuroscientific methods to various research fields across disciplines.

The Neuroscience Research Centre at Bournemouth University encompasses research laboratories with expertise in cognitive psychology, social psychology, human electrophysiology, augmented and alternate reality, cognitive and computational neuroscience and neuroimaging. Our research topics include, among others, visual attention and memory, social attention, way-finding processing, visual cognition, cognitive control, and computational neuroscience.

Neuroimaging and neurophysiological recordings enable us to discern physiological and altered information flow between brain areas. Combined with neurocomputational approaches, we can establish causal links between processing levels ranging from neuronal activities to ensembles and high cognitive functions.

To this end, we utilize state-of-the-art equipment such as 64-channel EEG systems, cutting-edge eye-tracking, translational genetics equipment, tDCS and an avant-garde Siemens 3T MRI Scanner. Furthermore, we have multiple collaborations with British and international institutions which provide access to MEG scanners and in-vivo multi-array cell recordings.

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