Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) Laboratory

The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) Lab at the University of Central Lancashire is a multidisciplinary research team bringing together experts in cognitive and affective neuroscience, developmental psychology and other disciplines.

The lab has close links with the Group of Perception, Cognition and Neuroscience and Forensic Centre at the School of Psychology. The DCN Lab is supported by state-of-the-art facilities including Electroencephalography (EEG) facilities and a Child Observation Suite. We work with local hospitals, child and family services, schools and other national and international organisations. We aim to advance the understanding of child development and improve the quality of life of children and their families.

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Lab members

Georgia Chronaki

Georgia oversees the activities of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) Laboratory. Her research interests are in emotion processing and Developmental Psychopathology (ADHD, ASD). In parallel to her academic activities, Georgia has experience in working clinically with children and young people.

Charlotte Field

Charlotte teaches across a wide range of psychology modules. She has particular research expertise in developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In addition to her research expertise, Charlotte is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of our Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) research group.

Reyhan Furman

Reyhan is currently a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Cognition. Reyhan works primarily on language development. The central focus of her research has been to discover how children’s understanding and use of bodily actions influence their language learning.

Nadiia Denhovska

Nadiia is a Lecturer in Developmental Cognition. Nadiia’s work focuses on language development. This includes second language acquisition and bilingual language development and processing. Her research concentrates primarily on mechanisms of language learning and cognitive factors contributing to language acquisition.

Rohanna Sells

Rohanna is a PhD student and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the School. Rohanna’s PhD is investigating the effect of vocal emotion processing on visual spatial attention in adolescents with externalising behaviour problems.

Katie Hill

Katie provides technical support for the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. She acts as a liaison contact between the DCN Lab and Learning and Information Services here.

Detailed information

Kit list

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) facilities including recording and analyses systems and a wide range of EEG caps
  • Waiting area for children and families


9.00am-6.00pm (Weekdays)


The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) Laboratory can be found in 144 of the Darwin Building

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