Researcher Christopher Sears in the Library

Research in Brain and Cognitive Science

in the Department of Psychology

Brain and Cognitive Science

We are interested in the mental processes and brain structures that are involved in movement, perception, learning, memory and understanding language. We study how these capabilities emerge during infancy, how they change as the brain matures and ages, and how they are affected when the brain is injured. Our goal is to understand behaviour and cognition at the level of neurons, networks of neurons and cognitive systems.

Dr. Mike Antle

Chronobiology Lab


Dr. Suzanne Curtin

Speech Development Lab


Dr. Richard Dyck

Neural Development and Plasticity Lab


Dr. Mark Holden


Dr. Giuseppe Iaria



Dr. Andrea Protzner

Brain Dynamics Lab


Dr. Derya Sargin

Neural Circuits and Behaviour Lab


Dr. Christopher Sears

Cognition and Emotion Lab


Dr. Simon Spanswick


Dr. Keith Yeates

Keith Owen Yeates, PhD, ABPP, FCAHS, FRSC, is Professor of Psychology and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and the Royal Society of Canada, and has been ranked as one of the top 10 most influential neuropsychologists in North America over the past 50 years. Broadly speaking, his research aims to better understand the outcomes of childhood brain injury and influences on recovery, and thereby foster more effective treatment and management.

Brain Injury Research in Children Laboratory (BIRCh)