Cognition and Consciousness Imaging Group

The Cognition and Consciousness Imaging Group (CCIG), headed by Dr Emmanuel A Stamatakis, is part of the Division of Anaesthesia at the University of Cambridge.

Our interdisciplinary research aims to answer cognitive neuroscience questions by identifying patterns in the complex interactions between brain regions at rest or during goal directed behaviour. This includes work on network adaptive behaviours (reorganisation/plasticity) triggered by abrupt (e.g. trauma, stroke) or gradual structural changes (e.g. neuropsychiatric/neurodegenerative diseases, ageing) or pharmacological agents.

Research themes:

    • Functional architecture in health and disease

    • The default mode network and cognition

    • Neurobiology of consciousness

    • Neuromodulatory effects of brainstem nuclei on large scale brain networks

    • Neurobiology of language comprehension

    • The neural basis of cognitive, behavioural and emotional outcomes following traumatic brain injury