The Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems (CCNS) is a major research Centre within Edinburgh Neuroscience and the School of Biomedical Sciences. The primary mission of members of the Centre is to conduct research on the neurobiology of cognition and disorders of cognition using state-of-the-art techniques. Guided by specific hypotheses about the organisation of memory systems and putative mechanisms of cognitive disorder, we use behavioural, pharmacological, physiological and microscopy techniques – in both humans and animals - to address questions about normal cognition and how it breaks down in neurological and psychiatric disease, particularly Alzheimer’s Disease. Our researchers have numerous national and international collaborations.
New experiences boost memory, Morris group study finds
Most people remember where they were when the twin towers collapsed in New York … new research reveals why that may be the case.
A study led by the University of Edinburgh has shed new light on the biological mechanisms that drive the process, known as flashbulb memory. Full story here.
Prof Richard Morris, Brain Prize winner and founding director of CCNS and Dr Tara Spires-Jones, Interim director of CCNS, have commented in the media on the latest hopeful phase I clinical trial for Alzheimer’s disease. Click here for full details.