Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory

Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory

The behavioural neuroscience laboratory is well stocked with the latest standardized neuropsychological assessment tools, including computerized systems such as CANTAB. Researchers in the lab also have access to physiological measurement equipment such as high density EEG, GSR and EMG. fMRI studies are facilitated through research links with TCIN and university hospitals.

Within this lab, there is an active research programme covering diverse questions related to a number of neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions including multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, epilepsy, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

For example, a programme of research is being conducted examining mechanisms underpinning nicotine addiction using ERP (+Rob). A further programme of research is being undertaken being undertaken in the lab to examine how and why adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have elevated levels of co-morbid disorders. Assessments involve the use of standardised neuropsychological measures, as well as assessment tools devised in our lab specifically for this purpose.