SYSTEM & COGNITION (COSY)
SYSTEM & COGNITION DIVISION (COSY)
Researchers within the Systems & Cognitive Neuroscience division (COSY) of the Institute seek to understand the neural mechanisms underlying perceptual, cognitive and motor processes at the level of the whole organism.
More than 27 senior scientists and a total of about 70 researchers are affiliated to COSY. Our research interests include the neural mechanisms of numerical and social cognition, sensori-motor coordination, motor control, spatial attention, representation of time and expectation, sensory plasticity, impact of early visual defects on late development of cognitive functions, language and gesture understanding and production, semantics, pain, face recognition, the dynamics of object grasping, psychometry, neuro-rehabilitation, biomechanics of locomotion, and neural interfaces.
Our research relies on a wide range of methods and techniques available locally or through national and international collaborative networks: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), evoked potentials and electroencephalography (ERPs, EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), recordings of eye movements, mental chronometry and electromyography. These methods are complemented by neuropsychological studies of brain-damaged patients.
| 8/11/2012 |