Cognitive Systems Science

Lead Research Organisation: University of Reading
Department Name: Sch of Psychology and Clinical Lang Sci

Abstract

Cognitive Systems Sciences (CSS) will create new windows of opportunity for interdisciplinary research and new modes of working together for the University of Reading (UoR). CSS aims to stimulate, support, and coordinate fundamental and interdisciplinary research on the complex neural systems that produce human cognition, with the ambition of understanding how these complex cognitive systems are instantiated in the brain, how they develop and how they are affected by age and disease, and to translate the results into viable clinical tools. By placing emphasis on the nonlinear dynamics at the heart of brain and cognition research, CSS will position Reading at the leading edge of advances in methodology and analysis. The centrality of nonlinear methods in addressing the problem of integrating and interpreting data drawn from the various brain measurement technologies is widely recognized. However few centers have expertise in this area and fewer still highlight this aspect of their research programs. CSS at Reading will cut across disciplinary lines and research foci and will attract students and collaborative relationships with other research institutions in the UK, the EU and abroad. It will add new dimensions to existing cognition related research projects through providing access to advanced data and signal modelling approaches to complement the University's neuroimaging and neurophysiological technology. Its multidisciplinary character will stimulate new research projects that would not be possible if researchers work separately and allow UoR to train a unique generation of researchers. Finally, it will provide a innovative platform for exchange of knowledge and expertise in normal cognition (Psychology) and abnormal cognition (Clinical Language Science), analytics (Mathematics) and complex systems research (Systems Engineering).

Publications

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Williams N (2011) Evaluation of Empirical Mode Decomposition for Event-Related Potential Analysis in EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing

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Potthast R (2009) Existence and properties of solutions for neural field equations in Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences

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Xydas D (2011) Revealing ensemble state transition patterns in multi-electrode neuronal recordings using hidden Markov models. in IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

 
Description This project provided a vehicle to promote and facilitate cross disciplinary and trans-discilpanary research. A large number of researcher and scholars took advantage of the opportunities provided. While the research these beneficiaries undertook has been valuable for a number of reasons the prime outcome was acquiring institutional expertise in promoting, facilitating and managing complex multi-disciplinary endeavours.
Exploitation Route This project has demonstrated that multi disciplinary cooperation is sustainable and can be fostered and propagated within a large institution. The approaches that proved successful for Cognitive Systems Sciences are translatable into other settings such as Business/Corporate, Government, NGO, and Health agendas.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

URL http://www.reading.ac.uk/cinn
 
Description This was a very successful bridging the gaps initiative that provided funds to develop, promote and facilitate cross disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research in Cognitive systems. The project served to bring together researchers from Engineering, Mathematics, Psychology, Linguistics, Biology, Food Bioscience and Pharmacy with the result that there are now long standing successful umbrella projects. The project also served as an community outreach vehicle engaging with industry and the local community to promote dialogue and collaboration. The most substantial outcome was the establishment of the successful Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics and subsequently the also successful Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism at the University of Reading.
First Year Of Impact 2009
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description BBSRC Grouped
Amount £532,474 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/H011021/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
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Description BBSRC Grouped
Amount £532,474 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/H011021/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £201,131 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H024883/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £1,150,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/J003077/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £201,131 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H024883/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £202,333 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/I016856/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
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Description John Templeton Foundation
Amount £195,780 (GBP)
Funding ID 21853 
Organisation The John Templeton Foundation 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
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Description John Templeton Foundation
Amount £195,780 (GBP)
Funding ID 21853 
Organisation The John Templeton Foundation 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
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Description MRC - Regional Centre London
Amount £400,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department MRC Regional Centre London
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
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