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Welcome to the C3N

The Center for Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience (C3N) is an interdisciplinary research group in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid that brings together cognitive and computational researchers, as well as clinicians, with the shared goal of understanding how higher cognitive functions and mental disorders emerge from brain activity.

The core of our research focuses on the cognitive, anatomical, and genetic basis of Alzheimer’s disease and the cognitive decline states that precedes it, with an eye on the development of biomarkers for its early diagnosis and, hopefully, treatment. Most of our studies use brain imaging techniques such us magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG) or diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (dw-MRI). Our scientist also conduct basic research on memory control, emotion, and language processes, as well as applied research in neuro-developmental disorders, epilepsy, addictions, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

We are developing computational models to better understand the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying brain activity, as well as for inspiring intervention approaches (pharmacological and non-pharmacological). As a core research line, we are developing advanced methods for signal analysis of MEG and EEG, and recently we have started a line of research on new MEG sensors, OPMs, in collaboration with international companies. Finally, an important area of interest is the neuromodulation. This line of research uses a diverse type of technologies such as TMS (high and low fields), tES (i.e., tACS, tDCS), DBS, or VNS.

As a public center, the C3N gives researches and clinicians the possibility to use the infrastructures that it houses to develop their experiments or clinical protocols (more information in Services and fees).