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    Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience

    The Centre brings together six research labs,
    cutting across disciplines and techniques to explore the neural bases of human behaviour.

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Participating Research Labs


Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (CNL) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory that primarily uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the neural underpinnings of human behavior primarily. The lab's two focus areas are cognition in the setting of sleep deprivation, and the cognitive neuroscience of ageing.

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Find out more at CNL Website.


Multimodal Neuroimaging in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Laboratory

The Multimodal Neuroimaging in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Laboratory (MNNDL) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory. The lab studies the human neural bases of social-emotion, cognition, and memory functions and the associated vulnerability patterns in neuropsychiatric disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, and dementia. Multimodal neuroimaging and psychophysical techniques are employed, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional brain MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and electroencephalography (EEG).

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Find out more at MNNDL Website.


Brain and Consciousness Lab

The Brain and Consciousness Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab. The lab studies the human neural bases of perception, attention, and consciousness with functional brain imaging (fMRI), neural decoding methods, and psychophysical techniques.

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Find out more at Brain and Consciousness Lab Website.


Chronobiology and Sleep Laboratory

The Chronobiology and Sleep laboratory focuses on understanding the role of circadian rhythms and sleep in regulating human physiology and performance. The lab studies the effects of light on circadian, endocrine, and alerting responses. The long-term goal of the lab is to develop countermeasures for fatigue, and to develop new approaches for treating or diagnosing circadian rhythm sleep disorders.

To participate and find out more please head to our website and Facebook page.


Neuroergonomics and Cognition Laboratory

The Neuroergonomics and Cognition Laboratory focuses on using behavioral and neuroimaging methods (primarily fMRI and EEG) to study the neural mechanisms of the brain at work. Our broad interests lie in why levels of cognitive performance change over time due to factors such as fatigue, motivation, and effort-deployment.

Visit NECL website to find out more.


Sleep and Health Laboratory

The Sleep and Health Laboratory focuses on the impact of sleep deprivation on brain morphometry and cognitive performance. The lab also studies the role of sleep in fertility and factors that contributes to suboptimal sleep habits.

Visit SHL website to find out more.


Current themes explored by the centre include:

• investigating the neurobehavioral effects of sleep loss and circadian misalignment,
• functional and structural aspects of cognitive aging in healthy elderly,
• detecting and improving outcomes in neurobehavioral disorders,
• understanding perception and consciousness, and
• understanding why attention and levels of cognitive performance fluctuate over time.

Centre Facilities


Well-equipped for a diverse set of research goals

Centre members have access to a research-dedicated Siemens 3T MAGNETOM Prisma fit, high density electroencephalography (EEG), EEG-fMRI equipment, and eye-tracking devices. The imaging group has direct access to a computing cluster comprising 20 cores and close to 40TB of shared disc space. We have shared access to the Duke-NUS computing cluster comprising 230 cores.

The scanner can be accessed by external users. For details, please visit the facilities website.



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Principal Investigators


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Dr. Michael Chee is a Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School, Director of the centre and Principal Investigator of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. He is a member of the Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders Program. More Info...



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Dr. Juan (Helen) Zhou is an Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and Principal Investigator of the Multimodal Neuroimaging in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Laboratory. She is a member of Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders Program. More Info...



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Dr. Joshua Gooley is an Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and Principal Investigator of the Chronobiology and Sleep Laboratory. He is a member of Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders Program. More Info...



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Dr Brown Hsieh is an Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and Principal Investigator of the Brain and Consciousness Laboratory. He is a member of Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders Program. More Info...



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Dr. Julian Lim is an Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and Principal Investigator of the Neuroergonomics and Cognition Laboratory. More Info...



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Dr. June Lo is an Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and Principal Investigator of the Sleep and Health Laboratory. More Info...



Locate Us


All labs are located within Duke-NUS Medical School 8 College Road Singapore 169857.

Updates


18 - 21 January 2016

Duke-NUS invited Professor Sonia Ancoli-Israel as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar to share her expertise in sleep and ageing.

Click here to view her slides on "Changes in Sleep with Age: Causes and Consequences" and "Sleep, Aging, and Dementia".
about img 19 January 2016 - Professor Sonia Ancoli-Israel gave a talk on “Changes in Sleep with Age: Causes and Consequences” at Duke-NUS.

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