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Department of Psychology

Lead: Professor Jeff Dalley

Research areas: Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Brain Computations, Neuropsychiatry and disease models

Research in this group focuses on understanding the mechanisms that underlie behaviour, perception and cognition in human and animal models. We bring together interdisciplinary methodologies that range from behavioural testing, state-of-the-art imaging, genomic and neurobiological measures to computational approaches.

Research groups and labs associated with this theme

Adaptive Brain Lab

Bays Lab

Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN)

Cambridge Laboratory for Research into Autism

Centre for Neuroscience in Education (CNE)

Centre for Speech, Language and Brain (CSLB)

Cognition and Motivated Behaviour Lab

Comparative Cognition Lab

Consciousness and Cognition Lab

Memory Laboratory


The Communication Research Group


Core members

Affiliated members



Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience (jointly with the Department of Psychiatry)
Director of Studies in Neuroscience and Psychology, St Catharine’s College
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Deputy Head of the School of Biological Sciences
Fellow, Emmanuel College
MPhil Student