Mathematical psychology and computational neuroscience are two increasingly influential research directions in the field of cognitive sciences.
The main goals of the Centre are to foster and increase the visibility of existing research on the computational principles underlying cognition and brain function and provide a means for facilitating interdisciplinary links with colleagues especially in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Aims of the centre
- To support existing and new programmes of research dedicated to the development of mathematical and computational models in psychology and cognitive neuroscience
- To facilitate innovative collaborations between the psychology department and departments of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
- To support existing and new programmes of research at the interface between psychology and technology (e.g. artificial intelligence and robotics)
- To favour the collaboration with clinical psychologists and neuroscientists in the department for developing mathematical models of psychopathology and clinical interventions (computational psychiatry approach).