The human brain is a complex dynamical system which has the remarkable capacity to learn from its environment and predict the outcome of its actions. This allows for the generation of adaptive behavior, ensuring our survival in a world that is in a continuous state of flux.
The Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) lab investigates the computational principles and neural mechanisms that mediate natural intelligence. To this end, we combine computational modelling, which has its roots in artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience, with empirical research, where we collect neural and behavioural data as people are engaged in challenging cognitive tasks.
Our computational models are also used in applied work, driving the development of intelligent machines that behave like people as well as the creation of new brain-machine interfaces.