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 use multi-modal imaging and multi-level computational modelling, and 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 autism, obesity, ageing and cognitive decline.

We take a relentlessly interdisciplinary approach. Building on the excellence of our research in neuroscience, cognitive science and philosophy, systems biology, cybernetics, mathematics and statistics, psychology and language sciences, we 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

A new collaboration between CINN and the Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR) is exploring the relationship between cardiovascular and neurocognitive function. We take a mechanistic approach to examine how systemic…Read More >

UNCERTAINTY AND ANXIETY

Project durations: The ESRC (32 months) and NARSAD (24 months) funded projects examine different aspects of intolerance of anxiety. Research Group: IOU Lab Anxiety is a common problem affecting people in…Read More >

MULTIMODAL IMAGING

No single technique can capture the multitude of processes that underlie human behaviour. Researchers at the CINN are studying the actions of neurotransmitters and hormones at neural synapses and rapid…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 >

CYBERSECURITY

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 >

NEUROCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT