The Wolfson Centre for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience was established through a grant from the Wolfson Foundation.
This support has provided Bangor University with purpose-built accommodation in which to bring together neuroscientists, clinicians and patients, and to house all the necessary facilities for them including a brain-imaging centre integrated with other specialist laboratories.
The Centre combines interdisciplinary efforts to understand the biological basis of the human mind. Research activity within the Centre investigates the cognitive and neural bases of human perception, conscious awareness, visual attention, goal-directed behaviour, language and emotion.
In clinical neuroscience our research covers a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including stroke, brain injury, Parkinson's disease, dementia, schizophrenia, depression and substance abuse. The Centre focuses on the brain mechanisms underlying perceptual, cognitive, emotional and motor disturbances in these disorders, and on both medical and psychological approaches to treatment and intervention.
Research in the Centre has been funded from a number of sources including the MRC, BBSRC, ESRC, Wellcome Trust and the James S. McDonnell Foundation.