Centre for Cognition, Neuroscience and Neuroimaging



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The Centre for Cognition, Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (CNNI) conducts research into behaviour and brain function in healthy and clinical populations using a range of neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques. Members of the centre are engaged in research studies investigating memory, attention/cognitive control, emotional processing and decision-making and have access to a range of research tools including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). 

CNNI aims to advance applied research by combining neuropsychology and multimodal brain imaging. Members of the research centre are using brain stimulation and neurofeedback protocols to improve the treatment and management of mental illness and cognitive impairment. CNNI is involved in collaborative studies with King’s College London, University of Cambridge and Birkbeck, University of London.

CNNI research in the News

The BBC reports how researchers have helped sufferers of schizophrenia control verbal hallucinations using new techniques.

Schizoprenia patients calmed by video game

Dr Natasza Orlov describes how Trans-cranial Direct current Stimulation (TDS) techniques may help schizophrenia sufferers to improve their memory and concentration on 

BBC World Service ‘Health Check’ programme (from 16.00 mins), Aug 2017. 

The Guardian reports that a research team, which includes Professor Paul Allen, has demonstrated how a substance found in cannabis my help people with psychotic disorders. Find out more here.

Combined Universities Brain Imaging Centre

CNNI is an affiliated member of the CUBIC Magnetic Resonance Imaging facility at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Funded research

Research centre members

Phd Students

Would you like to participate in research? 

For more information, or to apply to participate, please follow the links below or contact one of our researchers.

CNNI Participant Recruitment form