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HUM-379: Cognitive Neuroscience

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The Cognitive Neuroscience group of the University of Granada was created in 1995. It studies cognitive neuroscience: a research field that deals with the cerebral bases of human cognition, including attention, perception, consciousness and social cognition.

The techniques used include structural and functional neuroimaging (MRI/fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), electroencephalography (EEG) and magneto-encephalography (MEG), neuropsychological studies, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), computational models and evolutionary studies. The group has access to equipment that records cerebral activity (3T fMRI, high-density EEG, eye movement recording and psycho-physiological recording devices). The members of the group collaborate with neuropsychologists from the San Rafael Hospital in Granada, which allows results to be applied to clinical practice.

The subjects researched in the group have a very broad range. They include many research programmes, both national and international, in the fields of cognitive control, attention, unimodal and multimodal perception, time processing and affective and social neuroscience.

The group forms part of the subject network of cognitive neuroscience (red temática de neurociencia cognitiva (RNCC)), which facilitates the development of research collaboration among Spanish researchers in this area. Moreover, many members of the group collaborate with other researchers in various foreign universities.

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