Human Cognition & Sensorimotor Core


The foundational goal of the Human Cognition and Sensorimotor Core is to advance our understanding of how the brain gives rise to complex human behaviour. We are a key node in Western’s neuroscience community, linking basic, clinical, and translational research across Western and the wider London research community.

Current priorities of the HCSC include:

  1. developing methods to study human cognitive neuroscience in real-world situations, as real-world validity is arguably the ultimate goal of human research, and maximizes significance, impact, and relevance;
  2. building stronger links with clinical communities to inform of clinically relevant studies, as well as support clinical research and training;
  3. increasing community engagement through OurBrainsCAN and the Centre for the Science of Learning; and
  4. strengthening collaborative bonds with the Computational Core to break new ground in analytical methods for the rich data arising from our cognitive neuroscience investigations.

Core Contact Information:

Jessica Grahn
Director, Human Cognition and Sensorimotor Core
BrainsCAN, Western University