Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience

The Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience group unites scientists who have diverse backgrounds but who share a common interest in understanding the mechanisms of cognitive and affective processes in typical and clinical populations. We do this by applying an array of techniques including: behavioural and molecular genetics, functional and structural neuroimaging, psychophysics, and neuropsychological and behavioural psychometrics, to understand the factors that underpin human cognitive function in normal development, ageing and in neurological impairment.

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Our key researchers and their research interests are summarised below:

Prof Adrian Burgess
Dr Anna Cunningham - Research
Dr Carol Holland
  • Psychology of ageing & Cognition
Dr Liz Moores
Dr Nathan Ridout
  • Psychopathology
  • Alexithymia
  • Autobiographical memory retrieval


Prof Gina Rippon
  • Cognitive processes
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Dr Cristina Romani
  • Linguistic impairments


Dr Carl Senior
  • The amygdala
  • Student attitudes


Dr Laura Shapiro
Dr Laura Shapiro
  • Reading development 
  • Categorisation
Dr Joel B Talcott
  • Cognition and language
  • Developmental
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


Dr S Hassel
Dr Stefanie Hassel
Prof Klaus Kessler
Prof Klaus Kessler