cognitive and behavioural neuroscience

Aims of the programme

The Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience Programme brings together Leeds Beckett psychologists who are interested in the workings of the human mind and brain. Our members apply a range of methodologies to answerdiverse research questions. This may involve analysing behavioural data obtainedfrom healthy participants or special populations or analysing electrophysiological information or body movement. The specific research interests of members centre around the following themes in psychology:

scope of the programme

The programme is fully aligned with the REF Strategy of the University with our outputs contributing to Unit 4: Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience and Unit 3: Allied Health Professions. 

Recent internally funded projects

Dr Gaby Pfeifer

Interoception refers to the sensing, interpreting, and regulating of internal bodily signals. Interoception is tightly linked to our emotional feeling states, influencing cognition and behaviour. Aging is associated with a decline in interoception and cognition, suggesting changes in the experience of emotions across the lifespan. The current project investigates age differences in interoception and probes emotional processing and memory. The aim of this project is to enrich our understanding of age-related interoceptive changes and to characterise the developmental trajectory of emotion and cognition.