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Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Center of Brain and Cognition (CBC)
Center of Brain and Cognition (CBC)

 Contact details
Contact personMs. Florencia Nava
Project Manager 
StreetCarrer T├ánger, 122 
Address 08018 - Barcelona (Spain) 
EmailShow Email
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)250+ 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Languages and Linguistics
» Psychology
» Computer sciences
» Mathematics
» Systems sciences
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Health sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
Cognitive neuroscience

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
The Center of Brain and Cognition at Pompeu Fabra University integrates researchers from different disciplines with the unified vision to foster the understanding of cognitive neuroscience.

CBC scientists are working to advance our understanding of how experience influences the emergence of function and structure through computational and experimental investigation. We are interested in understanding how mechanisms regulating brain development interact with the effects of experience to produce the structural and functional characteristics of the brain. These lines of research clarify how specific biological mechanisms routinely support the emergence of cognitive functions, leading to insights into why experience is so important for normal brain development.

In summary, the research mission of the CBC includes the investigation of a variety of fundamental issues aimed at answering one central question: How is the mind organised and how does its organisation arise from the biology of the brain?

A second goal of the CBC is to contribute to society by applying the results of our research. To this end, we draw on financial and structural support from relevant firms in the private sector and collaborations with industry and institutional partners (e.g., hospitals and universities).

We envision the CBC to be a highly influential international reference of research excellence concerning the interplay between cognition and the brain in both scientific and social realms.

CBC research interests are:
Computational Neuroscience
Multisensory Research
Speech Acquisition and Perception
Speech Production and Bilingualism
Reasoning and Infant Cognition
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Participation and citizenship in Europe
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» Mutual learning and co-operation

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeNational
Project TitleBilingualism and cognitive neuroscience
Specific ThemeBilingualism, neuroscience
Project websitehttp://brainglot.upf.edu/
Project #2
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleBrain-Inspired Multiscale Computation in Neuromorphic Hybrid Systems
Specific ThemeComputational Neuroscience
Project websitehttp://brainscales.kip.uni-heidelberg.de/
CoordinatorHeidelberg University

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Marie Curie Fellowship in collaboration with Harvard University.
Brain Network Recovery Group funded by The James S. McDonnell Foundation.

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