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Research group’s findings presented at Liverpool Neuroscience Day

0094 Dr Neil Harrison Wednesday 15 June 2016

Research findings and activity by the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group – based in Hope’s Psychology Department - was presented to fellow experts in the field at Liverpool Neuroscience Day.

Now in its fourth year, the annual event was held at Liverpool John Moores University and featured a presentation by Senior Lecturer in Psychology Dr Neil Harrison.

In his talk, Dr Harrison spoke about his research into the neural basis of emotions and action control, and about Assistant Head of Psychology Dr Philippe Chassy's studies into how the brain carries out mathematical functions.

Dr Harrison also outlined recent findings by Dr Letizia Palumbo into brain processes related to the perception of symmetry, and research by Dr Nicola Jones into the impact of glucoregulation on face recognition in older adults. 

Both Dr Nicola Jones and PhD student Johnny Parr presented posters of their research at the event. 

The Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group investigates the brain mechanisms of cognitive functions, such as perception, emotion, and memory, using techniques like electroencephalography (EEG).

Dr Harrison said: “The event was a great opportunity to showcase recent research from the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group here at Hope, to a large audience from different institutions across the city.

“We were able to highlight our excellent laboratory facilities for neuroscience research in the Health Sciences Building, and we could also network and strengthen collaborations with researchers at other local universities.”

The annual Liverpool Neuroscience Day meeting is an opportunity for neuroscience research groups from the Liverpool area to collaborate and share their findings.

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