The Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems (CCNS) is a major research Centre within Edinburgh Neuroscience and the School of Biomedical Sciences. The primary mission of members of the Centre is to conduct research on the neurobiology of cognition and disorders of cognition using state-of-the-art techniques. Guided by specific hypotheses about the organisation of memory systems and putative mechanisms of cognitive disorder, we use behavioural, pharmacological, physiological and microscopy techniques – in both humans and animals - to address questions about normal cognition and how it breaks down in neurological and psychiatric disease, particularly Alzheimer’s Disease. Our researchers have numerous national and international collaborations.
The University of Edinburgh is one of the leading Universities in the United Kingdom and is regularly ranked in the top 5 in the country for Research. The most recent worldwide QL rankings placed Edinburgh in the top twenty Universities of the world.
The neuroscience community in Edinburgh is one of the largest in the country. Edinburgh Neuroscience comprises a diversity of research centres and has well over 500 people on its lists. The aim to provide a supportive environment for everyone who works here – through collaboration, communication and community spirit.