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Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

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CDCN is an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty and cross-theme initiative that was launched in 2010 in order to promote research and training within the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience across UCL and its partner institutions.

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Although an independent Centre, the CDCN is closely allied with the Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychiatry (CNN) section in the Developmental Neurosciences Programme.

What are our aims?

  • To bring together staff with an interest in neurocognitive development.
  • To facilitate collaboration between basic and clinical scientists.
  • To create opportunities for translational research.
  • Raise the profile of developmental, behavioural and cognitive neuroscience research with a view of securing major funding.
  • Provide high quality teaching and training.

What do we do?

  • We organise our seminar series, usually consisting of ten 1-hour seminars spread over the months of October-July.
  • We bring researchers together for networking and exchange of ideas during our annual international symposia.
  • We publish training and grant information as well as news relating to the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience.
  • We advertise research participation opportunities to the general public.

Who are we?

CDCN steering committee, chaired by Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem, is responsible for the direction of the initiative.


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