Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience


About us

The UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary and vibrant body of postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers, plus clinical fellows, with common interests in the human mind and brain.

UCL is Europe's research powerhouse in the field of neuroscience. Our programmes bring together some of the world's leading researchers in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology. 

Currently we are home to a small but passionate diversity of students, researchers, and staff members. With almost half of them being students - both MSc/MRes and PhD - we are a strongly youth-driven institute, which perhaps contributes to our continuing excellence in this continuously evolving field. 

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Why study with us?

We are an integral part of UCL's neuroscience community, ranked one of the best in the world (InCites Essential Scientific Indicators 2021).

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Our history

Learn about our history from when we were founded in 1996 to the present day.

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Academic insights

Our researchers discuss their historical perspectives on life at the ICN and their thoughts on the present and future of cognitive neuroscience research.

Mind the Brain

Public engagement

Mind the Brain is a biennial conference organised by the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL for all those interested in mind and brain. 

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Find out about our current job vacancies and how to apply.