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Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group

The Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group (CNRG) is based within the School of Psychology. It is also closely linked with the Centre for Brain Research.


We are comprised of members of staff and graduate students, all with a common interest in determining the biological bases of mental events in humans.

The purpose of the CNRG is to encourage collaborative research which will increase the likelihood of receiving substantial research funding. The CNRG also holds regular research meetings. We hope that postgraduate students working with members of the CNRG will benefit from the range of expertise provided, and will themselves contribute to our communal activities.

CNRG research is diverse, ranging from basic research on cognition and perception, to understanding the neural bases of cognition in healthy adults, to clinical research investigating neural and neuropsychological function in various patient populations.

Our research programmes utilise a variety of neuroimaging, cognitive and neuropsychological approaches.

For more information and links to our research and contacts, please visit the links below.

Cognitive Neuroscience Seminars 2019

Fortnightly seminars held on Fridays, 4-5pm:


Science building 302/303

Cnr Wellesley St East and Symonds Street

Auckland 1010


All welcome. For more information please contact Jaime Wilkie.


Date Lab/speaker Topic Room
23 August *GUEST SPEAKERS* Zohreh Doborjeh and Mark Cookrumsey AUT presents: Brain-inspired AI model for spatiotemporal brain data Case room 302-G20
30 August Dakin Lab Use of eye-tracking to measure vision Case room 302-G20
6 September Corballis Lab Psychophysiological investigations of attention-related processes Case room 302-G20
20 September Moreau Lab Dynamics of brain and behaviour Case room 302-G20
27 September Purdy Lab Auditory processing, speech and language disorders Case room 302-G20
4 October Schwarzkopf Lab Neuroscience of subjective perception Case room 302-G20
18 October Muthukumaraswamy Lab Psychopharmacology Case room 302-G20
1 November Kirk Lab Cognitive neurogenetics 303-G14
7 November Tippet Lab Neuropsychological and neuroimaging investigations with clinical populations 303-G14
15 November Lambert Lab Cognitive neuroscience of visual attention 303-G14