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As part of the School of Psychology, the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (CNU) uses cutting-edge human neuroscience techniques to investigate the relationship between brain function, behavior, and cognition among healthy and clinical populations. There are currently 25 staff and students working within the CNU.
We employ a range of modern neuroscience techniques at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, including:
We also conduct neuroimaging research (eg fMRI, PET) at nearby facilities. If you are interested in taking part in any of our studies, please contact Ms. Charlotte Davies (email@example.com). There are numerous opportunities for students to conduct fourth year and postgraduate research within the CNU. If you would like to discuss these opportunities, please contact Associate Prof Peter Enticott or Dr Alan Pearce.
Dr Pearce is the Director of the Cognitive and Exercise Neuroscience Unit in the School of Psychology. Having published over 60 peer-reviewed papers, his main work focuses on quantifying neuroplastic changes in the brain and spinal cord with cognitive and motor learning, exercise training and pain in healthy people and individuals with neurological and neurocognitive pathology.
What he's working on at the moment:
Dr Pearce's work was recently featured in the media:
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