The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit is part of the Clinical School of the University of Cambridge, and a leading research centre for advancing understanding of human cognition such as memory, attention, perception, language and emotion. Our research is organised into over a dozen programmes funded by the MRC. The MEG lab is used by a range of external projects. The Unit also hosts projects supported by other funders in relevant fields. The openly accessible CBU Wiki pages provide a wealth of information on neuroimaging data analysis.
EEG/MEG are an essential part of the large-scale collaborative Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (CamCAN).
Core Cognitive Neuroscience Programmes
Top-down control in the typically and atypically developing brain – Duncan Astle
Brain mechanisms of attention and control – John Duncan
Disorders of Attention and Executive Function – Tom Manly
Behavioral and sensory decisions: the impact of dementia and Parkinson’s disease – James Rowe
The Rise And Fall Of Executive Functions: Modelling neurodevelopmental changes in higher cognitive abilities – Rogier Kievit
Cognition, Emotion and Mental Health – Tim Dalgleish
Listening in noisy situations by normal-hearing listeners and cochlear implant users – Bob Carlyon
Adaptive processes in speech and language – Matt Davis
Cognitive and neural basis of inhibitory control – Michael Anderson
Working memory and its disorders – Sue Gathercole
Systems Neuroscience of Human Memory and its Disorders – Rik Henson
Short-term memory and reading – Dennis Norris
Multimodal Imaging and Effective Connectivity – Rik Henson
MRI Analysis and Acquisition at 3T and 7T – Marta Correia
EEG/MEG Analysis and Eye-Tracking – Olaf Hauk
Multivariate Pattern Analysis and Open Neuroimaging – Johan Carlin
Research facilities and equipment
The CBU houses an Elekta Neuromag Vectorview EEG/MEG system (306 MEG channels, up to 120 EEG channels). We routinely record MEG in combination with 70-channel EEG. The MEG lab is equipped with an SMI eye-tracker (250 Hz). The CBU has a Siemens Prisma Fit 3T scanner on-site. The CBU is a stakeholder in a Siemens 7T Terra fMRI scanner at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre. We also own a separate 128-channel Brain Products BrainAmp EEG system, as well as an fMRI-compatible Geodesics EEG system.
Our MEG Wiki pages provide more detailed information about our facilities.
The CBU EEG/MEG lab is located at the main site of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.
Head of EEG/MEG
For a list of our programme leaders and their research programmes, please visit:
MEG Lab Manager
EEG/MEG Research Support
Neuroimaging Facilities Manager
Data Analysis Coordinator, CamCAN project
For a list of our post-docs, please visit:
For a list of students, please visit: