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

Why do we dream?

Have you ever wondered why we dream? Professor Jason Ellis explores it in this blog

Bilingualism as a remedy for declines in thinking skills

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.

Understanding disturbed sleep could help prevent suicides

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

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