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

19th November 2018

‘Newsweek’ and ‘The Independent’ reported on research which investigated the effects of the party drug MDMA on social interaction. The study, which included Roehampton’s Dr James Gilleen, aimed to evaluate potential to use MDMA in the treating psychological disorders. Researchers found in the study that the direction of modulation (i.e, the increase in empathy of participants) during social interaction was dependent on how they perceived the trustworthiness of others. Given the ‘social nature’ of psychotherapeutic approaches to treatment, understanding how MDMA affects social interaction may develop evidence to support its’ use in treatment.

See the ‘Newsweek’ report, Pure MDMA makes men trust again after being betrayed’, 19th November 2018 here.

20th November 2018

Read ‘The Independent’ report ‘MDMA helps people cooperate and rebuild trust’, 20th November 2018 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

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Research in the news

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