Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary field devoted to the study of cognition. This interdisciplinary science provides the playground for convergence and integration of different fields of sciences and continues to flourish, attracting the participation of the broader cognitive science community in Iran. The research programs in IPM School of Cognitive Sciences (IPM-SCS) cover research projects in diverse areas including cognitive neuroscience, neural modeling, psychophysics, linguistics, neural networks and artificial intelligence. IPM-SCS sustains programs of research to elucidate how cognition is related to the function of the brain. Our main goals are to promote and facilitate scientific research in cognitive sciences by: Facilitating the formation of alliances of investigators with common interests, particularly in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and neural modeling. Establishment of research laboratories to study brain functions related to cognitive behaviors such as visual object recognition, attention, concept formation and abstraction using techniques such as single-unit recording from primates, ERP and fMRI. Promoting the cognitive sciences by organizing international and domestic workshops and seminars.

Research Groups:

Computational Neuroscience

This Group is interested in developing computer simulations of the neural and synaptic mechanisms, disease process, or cognitive phenomena such as attention, recognition, visual object recognition, spatial processing and navigation, motor function, language and consciousness.

Vision Neuroscience

Since 2002, this group is the pioneer in primate electrophysiology in Iran. Past and present researchers of this group have made a strong collaborative network which spans over a broad range of issues related to Vision including mechanisms of visual system, visual attention, visual perception, and visual recognition.

Brain Mapping Centre

This Centre is dedicated to understanding of the brain through state-of-the-art technology such as MRI, MEG, EEG, NIRS, cTMS, tDCS, immunohistochemistry, stereology, etc. These techniques help us to visualise and quantify brain structure and function in health and disease. The expertise working in this lab mainly include faculties of the IPM as well as Shahid Beheshti University. These scientists work on three major areas of MRI Physics, Analysis and Statistics, and Translational Imaging. We welcome national and international collaborations.


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