Research Unit

Center for cognitive neuroscience

29 May 2009 → Ongoing
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Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological psychology
    • Neuroimaging
    • Neuropsychology
    • Psychophysiology
    • Biological and physiological psychology not elsewhere classified
    • Clinical and counseling psychology not elsewhere classified
    • Neuropsychology of ageing
Neuroscience techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the measurement of electrophysiological brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) have made a significant advance in the scientific study of human cognition and cognitive processes. As a result, neuroscience and cognitive psychology in many sub-disciplines are no longer separate and isolated domains in science but are integrated into the common knowledge field of Cognitive Neuroscience. In the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at Ghent University, there is a strong focus on cognitive neuroscience. The Departments of Experimental Psychology (PP02), Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology (PP05), and Data Analysis (PP01) are active within this domain. The Center for Cognitive Neuroscience bundles the expertise of the different departments with the following aims: 1. Scientific On a scientific level, the main goal is to produce and share knowledge. This knowledge building and exchange is situated on both a substantive theoretical level and a methodological level. 2. Technical The purchase, use and maintenance of (peripheral) equipment and software for fMRI, TMS and EEG have a high cost, both financially and in terms of work load. CCN strives to make efficient use of resources through efficient management and utilization of material and equipment. 3. Interdisciplinary CCN provides a point of contact for both internal and external researchers. In this context, CCN aims to emphasize the specific role and expertise of psychology in the broad field of neuroscience.