Research groups and labs
The Brain and Behaviour section brings together several research labs and researchers that investigate the neurocognitive basis of human behaviour across the lifespan in both non-clinical and clinical populations.
We are part of the Combined Universities Brain Imaging Centre (CUBIC), the Brain Nutrition Gut Microbiome (BUG) group - an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty research group at the University of Surrey, and the Surrey Reproducibility Society.
Our research is generally on the theme of lifelong health, and we carry out research on sleep, development, ageing and mental well-being to understand health and disease.
- Closed-loop phase modulation of sleep rhythms
- Dynamic modulation of brain states using brain stimulation and neuroadaptive Bayesian optimization
Social Brain and Development Lab
It is also part of the Brain Nutrition Gut Microbiome (BUG) Research Group.
- Better gut microbiome function
- The effect of Long-Term Khat use on Cognitive and Brain Function
- Project Fearless
- Menopause Matters: A better health service for women
Cognition, Learning and Plasticity Lab
The Cognition, Learning and Plasticity Lab is headed by Roi Cohen Kadosh.
- Reducing work-related rumination through personalized neurostimulation
- New frontiers to improve learning, cognition and neuroplasticity
Visual Cognition Lab
The Visual Cognition Lab is headed by Juha Silvanto.
- Brain basis of visual imagery using big data
- Specificity of noninvasive brain stimulation effects
- Neural basis of visual symmetry
Simon Evans Lab
- Investigating links between cardiometabolic, sleep, cognitive, and brain structural variables (Baependi Cohort study)
- Investigating the contribution of autonomic nervous system dysfunction to risk of sleep disruption and mood disorders, and effects of meditation and mindfulness practise
- Investigating brain structural differences in psychosis, and how these associate with cognitive performance and insight into symptoms
Rocco Chiou Lab
This is headed by Rocco Chiou