The Cognitive Neuroscience Hub is an initiative supported by the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences that provides an interdisciplinary platform for studying cognition. We engage with partners from across different disciplines at the University of Melbourne, research institutes, government, the healthcare sector and industry.

Our research aims to answer fundamental and scientific questions about how brain structures and activities reflect behavioural function and performance. The research conducted at the Cognitive Neuroscience Hub is designed to improve understanding of the relationship between brain and behaviour so to enable research outcomes to be translated into policy and innovation that delivers significant community benefits.

We believe that this can only be achieved with strong partnerships. We host a monthly Roundtable Meeting in which we and our partners from different schools and faculties, partner organisations and government come together to discuss our current research.

The Cognitive Neuroscience Hub Roundtable Meeting takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 11 am to 12:30 pm. We provide a light lunch and a chance to catch up with fellow hub members after the meeting. Our meetings are open to anyone with an interest in cognitive neuroscience. For more information on upcoming and past meetings, you can look up the events page via this link, or email our Hub Coordinator: Janet Chan (yu.chan@unimelb.edu.au).

We further believe that the Hub’s most important objective is to foster excellence in educating the next generation of researchers. This is why the Roundtable Meeting is strongly student-focused and provides a platform for PhD students, Honours and Masters students and early career researchers to discuss their latest ideas and novel research approaches.

In addition, our mission is to help our members build and develop the research skills required to study cognitive neuroscience. We organise regular Methods Workshops, focused on research tools in our discipline, including (but not limited to) neuroscientific methods, such as electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS); as well as computational modelling, eye-tracking, statistics, and other methods. These workshops are open and free of charge for our partners and are focused on theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on skills. You can access materials from past workshops via the Hub's resources page. We believe that understanding and mastering research methods is the key to conducting world-class research.

If you are interested in receiving regular updates about our activities and events, please email our Hub Coordinator: Janet Chan (yu.chan@unimelb.edu.au).