Welcome to the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit is a research centre for advancing our knowledge of human cognition, with programmes that cover childhood development, mental health, ageing and dementias, neurological and sensory disorders, and fundamental cognitive neuroscience.
As a Unit we also work together to address three Grand Challenges. First, to build models that bridge brain and mind. Second, to understand and support complex psychological and cognitive disorders. Third, to identify how people respond to adversity and how this response can be improved.
We then translate findings generated by each programme, and across our Grand Challenges, to improve health and wellbeing across the lifespan. This includes developing and enhancing psychological therapies for mood and anxiety disorders, and optimising diagnostic and rehabilitative techniques for sensory and neurological disorders.
The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit is a leading research centre for advancing understanding of human cognition such as memory, attention, perception, language and emotion. We aim to translate research findings to improve health and wellbeing, including developing psychological therapies for mood disorders, improving our understanding of cognitive problems in childhood, and optimising diagnostic and rehabilitative techniques for neurological conditions.
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