The Cognition and Neuroscience Cluster brings together researchers who use a variety of experimental methods to study human cognition – both by asking fundamental questions regarding cognitive systems and processes and by extending our knowledge of cognitive processes to clinical, developmental and applied studies. This Cluster also incorporates the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, where research is conducted into disorders of sleep and wakefulness.
Recent posts from the Cognition and Neuroscience Group
In this post, Dr Jo Greer tells us about her latest study which suggests ASMR could have potential as an intervention to reduce anxiety.
In this post, researchers in our Cognition and Neuroscience research group talk about the impact smoking and alcohol can have on memory
In this post, Dr. Merryn Constable, Dr. Kris McCarty and Prof. Nick Neave discuss their current vacancy for a PhD programme that aims to understand how humans optimise coordination.
Funded PhD Opportunity: Understanding the nature of sleep disturbances in caregivers for people with dementia with Lewy bodies
In this post, Dr. Greg Elder, Dr. Daniel Rippon, and Professor Jason Ellis highlight their available PhD project focussing on sleep disturbances in caregivers for people with dementia with Lewy bodies.
Sleeping longer than 6.5 hours a night associated with cognitive decline according to research – what’s really going on here?
In this post, Dr Greg Elder talks about research showing that too much sleep might not be a good thing!
Have you ever wondered why we dream? Professor Jason Ellis explores it in this blog
In this blog, Professor Jason Ellis explains the ‘hypnic jerk’ – the startled sensation we get when we feel like we’re ‘falling’ as we drift off to sleep
In this blog, Professor Jason Ellis tells us how the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research are helping to address the impact the Covid-19 Pandemic has had on sleep.
In this post, psychology student Joanna Kubiak and cognitive psychologist Dr Andriy Myachykov consider whether speaking multiple languages helps preserve our thinking skills in older age. They also discuss their ongoing research on this topic.
Author: Professor Jason Ellis Sleep disturbance in young adults who are at risk of suicide are a warning sign of worsening suicidal thoughts, according to new research from Stanford University. These findings held true regardless of the study participants’ current levels of depression. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people in … Continue reading Understanding disturbed sleep could help prevent suicides
In this post, Dr Larry Taylor discusses research which shows unique brain areas in Parrots, which are associated with immitating speech and the ability to dance!
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