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How does the brain piece together information from the senses to interact with a rapidly changing world? This key brain activity underlies important skills such as recognising friends, categorizing objects, moving our bodies to interact with or avoid interesting or dangerous objects and working out where we are in the world.

Work in the Adaptive Brain Lab examines the brain mechanisms underlying our ability to perceive the structure of the world around us. We work on the basic premise that human perception is an active process that relies on the brain bringing together different pieces of sensory information and knowledge gained from past experience. We aim to understand how humans of all ages translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours by taking into account previous experience and learning.

We address this challenge using an interdisciplinary approach that combines behavioural paradigms, movement recording, multimodal brain imaging (MRI, EEG, MEG, TMS) and state-of-the-art computational methods. We apply these techniques to study the young and ageing brain and understand adaptive behaviours across the lifespan.

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Don't believe everything you see...

Mar 22, 2018

This March saw the return of the Cambridge Science Festival #csf2018. This is an annual, city wide event which showcases the variety of new and exciting science going on across Cambridge. Members of the Adaptive Brain Lab enjoyed hosting a stall for the day on Saturday 17 March, and Prof. Kourtzi (head of the lab) is giving a talk at Mill Lane Lecture Rooms tonight (Thursday 22 March) at 6pm.

Two positions in machine learning in cognitive neuroscience

Mar 05, 2018

2 positions (Post-doctoral fellowship and PhD studentship) are available to work at the Adaptive Brain Lab, University of Cambridge, UK.

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