Applied Cognitive Neuroscience: ACN
Applied Cognitive Neuroscience is a research group run by Vincent Walsh, Professor of Human Brain Research and Royal Society Industry Research Fellow in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL. The aim is to find new ways of making knowledge from cognitive neuroscience and psychology useful in the real world.
The goal of Applied Cognitive Neuroscience is to try to test and translate some of the lab findings into real world applications.
The applications to date are in diverse fields. Two of these field are central to our current work and aims:
Human brain stimulation: With the help of a Royal Society Industry Research Fellowship and The Magstim Company, I am helping to design, test and train users of new brain stimulation methods. Our big goal is to set up brain stimulation for depression clinics.
Sport & the Brain: The demands made in the brain by sport are greatly underestimated. Working with the RFU, EiS, RYA, UK Sport and now the GSK Human Performance Lab, I am committed to making human cognitive neuroscience count in the sporting arena.