Cognition Institute

Welcome from the Director


It's my pleasure to welcome you to Plymouth University's Cognition Institute web pages. The Cognition Institute is an innovative interdisciplinary research environment which brings together researchers working on the understanding of human cognition, together with the application of findings to the development of innovations which improve people's lives, interactions with one another, and with the world.

The institute facilitates the collaborative interaction of more than 100 investigators whose expertise ranges across cognitive psychology, neural sciences, medicine, social sciences, human factors, biology, robotics, music, literature, film, and computational neuroscience.

Our work centres around six core research themes, of which you can see more below. Individual projects within the themes use state-of-the-art techniques often involving partners from academia, industry, and charitable organisations from around the world. The Cognition Institute is home to many large and prestigious projects, including the multi-million-euro Marie Curie funded CogNovo doctoral training programme, supported by Plymouth University to promote the development of future leaders in Cognitive Innovation research. The Cognition Institute is characterised by a friendly, inclusive and collaborative environment, in which researchers with a passion for exploring exciting and challenging questions are able to cooperate to achieve a greater understanding of human cognition and the implications of that understanding for people's lives.

Judy Edworthy, FAcSS (jedworthy@plymouth.ac.uk)

Director of the Cognition Institute

People

Resources for research funding

The funding resource page has resources and links to help with finding funding opportunities, completing, and submitting funding applications. Custom searches for funding opportunities have been created on an Institute Research Professional page and there are also links to University managed advice and information.

Page sections:

  • Online funding database 'Research Professional'.
  • Information on University procedures.
  • University related data frequently required by funders.