Cognitive Neuroengineering

Cognitive Neuroengineering

Cognitive neuroscience strives to understand the neural substrates of mental processes by investigating the psychological, computational and neuroscientific bases of cognition. With the growing number of new tools, over the last 20 years neuroengineering has advanced to allow important insights into how the brain encodes information, especially as it relates to sensorimotor processing. Much less is known about the neural mechanisms of cognitive function.

At UC Davis, Cognitive Neuroengineering research focuses on developing better tools to understand human cognition, which can be used to develop effective treatments for cognitive deficits and improve human performance within the work environment, as well as a framework for society’s discussion of privacy, neuroethics, the role of regulatory agencies, and needed limits/restrictions on medical interventions that impact cognition.