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The Department's primary research goal is to understand the brain and mind across the lifespan, in health and disease.

Research Centres

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Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute

Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience

Centre for Family Research

Centre for Neuroscience in Education

Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain

Research Themes

The Department ‘s research can be organised across five interacting themes:

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Behavioural Neuroscience and

Comparative Cognition


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Cognitive Neuroscience


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Sensory Neuroscience and

Experimental Psychology

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Developmental Psychology


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Social Psychology