Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience Leaders: Scott GraftonBarry Giesbrecht

Within the Cognitive Neuroscience research focus area, the overarching research theme is to investigate core components of human cognition that are essential for successful performance in complex environments. Specifically, the projects consider the fundamental challenges a soldier faces in real-world operational planning, navigating, decision making and sustaining task prioritization as information complexity escalates in the context of mounting stress. These projects will rely on the tools of cognitive neuroscience, including brain imaging, electrophysiology, the deployment of virtual environments and detailed assays of performance.