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      9000 Aalborg


    Organisation profile

    Organisation profile

    Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) was established in the fall of 2012 and conducts experimental research in several areas of interests such as perception and attention, emotions, body awareness, executive functions, visual memory, and consciousness. Research is directed on both healthy participants and patients with a variety of neuropsychological disorders.

    In spite of such varieties in the exact topic of investigation, all aspects of research share the goal to provide research where developments at one “level of description” sheds light on our understanding of phenomena at different levels of description.

    Research is conducted by applying a wide range of methodological tools including behavioral measures, neuroimaging techniques such as EEG/ERPs and fMRI, eye-tracking, autonomic responses, animal models, and clinical neuropsychological assessment. The use of recent advanced technology such as augmented reality is also applied to study interrelations between brain, mind and behavior.

    The center operates in close collaboration with its associated research centers and institutes here in Denmark, SMI – Aalborg, CNRU – Aarhus, and UCN and ReCBIR – Copenhagen. Members of CCN will in most cases also be member of one or more of the associated centers.


    • Psychology
    • Perception
    • Memory
    • Expertise
    • Synaesthesia
    • Short-term memory
    • Attention
    • Categories
    • Consciousness
    • Long-term memory
    • Vision
    • Experimental psychology
    • Multisensory perception
    • Food

    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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    Collaborations from the last five years

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    • Editorial: Crossmodal Correspondence

      Chen, N., Sørensen, T. A. & Spence, C., 12 Feb 2024, (Submitted) In: Frontiers in Psychology.

      Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

    • Predictive Processing and Object Recognition

      Brogaard, B. & Sørensen, T. A., 19 Jan 2024, Expected Experiences: The Predictive Mind in an Uncertain World. Cheng, T., Sato, R. & Hohwy, J. (eds.). Routledge, p. 112-139 27 p.

      Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    • Template tuning and graded consciousness

      Brogaard, B. & Sørensen, T. A., 1 Jan 2024, Conscious and Unconscious Mentality: Examining Their Nature, Similarities and Differences. Hvorecký, J., Marvan, T. & Polák, M. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, Vol. 4. p. 251-273 23 p. (Current Issues in Consciousness Research).

      Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review