Brain and Technology

Technology merges physical and virtual worlds, creating smart environments to improve lives. The distance between our physical and virtual worlds is shrinking. How do we adapt to this new environment? How does it change us? Our research considers the current, future and emerging technologies to better understand and therefore answer these questions in order to enhance wellbeing.

Within CINN we are expanding our understanding of the Brain-computer interface beyond the current state of the art and developing new technologies for enhanced human-computer interconnectivity.

Human beings are like information highways leaking information across the electromagnetic spectrum: we generate magnetic fields and are influenced by them; we are influenced by light which plays a strategic role in our metabolic processes; we are driven by biochemical and acoustic reactions within our environment.

Current imaging technologies are seeking to harness these fundamental aspects of being human. The rate of change in these technologies is rapid, driven by technological advances and also those in analytics and modelling. We are on the brink of the next technological revolution.

Research at CINN builds upon existing interdisciplinary research into physiological and psychological mechanisms underpinning complex cognitive behaviours, targeting development and decline in individuals as we grow older.

The Centre is particularly strong in computational neuroscience and mathematical modelling with researchers who specialise in cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, engineering, mathematics and engineering.