About Us

Research at the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN) investigates the dynamical interactions that bring about human thought and behaviour – from the fast neural timescale of a few milliseconds, to the slow timescale of life-span development.

We combine physiological imaging of the brain and the rest of the body in different modalities; we use multi-level computational modelling, the use of mathematics to describe and explore regularities in the structure and the function of the brain; we measure behaviour and physiology in the lab, in the clinic, and in the world at large. Blending our methods enables us to focus on the physiological and psychological mechanisms that underpin complex behaviour, targeting typical and atypical development across the life span. This places us in a unique position to contribute to dealing with global challenges such as safeguarding mental health, supporting neurodiversity, tackling obesity, slowing cognitive decline, and promoting healthy ageing.

We take a relentlessly interdisciplinary approach. We build on the excellence of our research in neuroscience, cognitive science and philosophy, systems biology, physiology, cybernetics, mathematics and statistics, psychology and language sciences, to collaborate with clinicians, educators, engineers, regulators and other public organisations to translate our work to societal benefit.

We prize and promote interdisciplinary training, providing our students and early career researchers with the skills and experience they need to develop a deeper understanding of the complex interdependence between physiology, cognition, and wellbeing across the life span.

Ageing and Neurodegeneration

As modern advances in diagnosis and treatment of health ever increase the average life expectancy, the prevalence of age-related disorders also increases as a consequence. For example, between 2015 and...Read More >

Language and Multilingualism

Our research looks at how the brain manages to tackle the hard problem of using two or more languages, as is the case in various bi-/multilingual populations. We look at…Read More >

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health was commonplace throughout modern society even before the pandemic, however the recent periods of lockdown as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak significantly increased the prevalence and attention…Read More >

Multimodal Imaging

Whilst there are multiple neuroimaging methods to measure activity of the brain in real time, each one has their own limitations. For example, fMRI has the inherent limitation of not…Read More >

Neurocognitive Development

Whilst we might primarily think of our external body as the classic hallmark of ageing, however as we may forget, not only does our outer body develop over time, but…Read More >


Whilst the old saying ‘you are what you eat’ may not literally be true, your diet has a significant effect on both short-term measures of behaviour such as mood, and…Read More >


If you hold your hand close to a fire, the heat causes you to pull your hand away, to avoid the painful experience. This simplistic view of pain and our…Read More >


An Englishman’s home is his castle, or so goes the saying. The extent to which an Englishman’s smart home is his smart castle, we don’t yet know. Where devices using…Read More >