​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our perceptual and cognitive abilities are what make us human. They determine how human beings perceive the world around them and how they interact with their physical, social and cultural environment, and whether they make sense or non-sense out of it.

Our PCN research programme holds two main research lines:

  • Sensory and cognitive systems throughout the lifespan,
  • Disease or disorder-related changes in sensory and cognitive system.

In these two research lines we answer questions such as:

  • How does the brain serve our perceptual and cognitive functions?
  • How do the complex interactions between sensory and cognitive systems change with aging?
  • How do these interactions change with disorders and illnesses?
  • How do such changes affect the way humans interact with their physical, social and cultural environment?
  • How do we maintain healthy perceptual and cognitive systems and function?
  • How can we help people reach their full potential in society?