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.

Lab members

Nadiia Denhovska

Nadiia is a Lecturer in Developmental Cognition and her research interests are in the area of language acquisition, bilingualism and implicit learning. 

Rohanna Sells

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

Chloe Ord

Chloe provides technical support for the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab and acts as a liaison contact between the DCN Lab and Learning and Information Services at the University of Central Lancashire.

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

General enquiry