Cognition and Behaviour
The understanding of the influence of emotions, stressors and hormones on behaviour and cognitive processes is vital for Neuroscience.
Cognition is of relevance to a variety of functions in daily life, e.g. communicating, recognizing faces, perceiving pain, sleeping, taking decisions and processing emotions. The understanding of mechanisms behind long-term memory and how memory affects function is another important aspect. We perform studies of the brain in relation to cognition, behaviour and disorders of the nervous system, e.g. chronic pain, communication disabilities, drug addiction, and sleep disorders, that are fundamental to develop new diagnostic methods and efficacious treatments.
We also perform clinical research on the association between health related behaviours such as physical activity and exercise, self-management of pain, eating, sleeping, communicating, and activities of daily living, work ability and quality of life. In particular, we are interested in developing theoretically informed treatments with the purpose of adopting and maintaining new behaviours related to each individual’s possibility to lead a good life despite being struck by a disease or a chronic condition.