Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) Research Laboratory

Perception, Cognition and Neuroscience (PCN) Research Group

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 Cognition and Neuroscience, Forensic Centre and Quality of Life Group at the School of Psychology. We benefit from state-of-the-art facilities including a Child Observation Suite and Tobii and Eye link 1000 eye trackers. We do a lot of our work with local hospitals, services, schools and other international universities.


The mission of the DCN Lab is to understand the interaction of cognitive, social and affective aspects of typical and atypical development with the ultimate aim to translate basic research into clinical and educational practice and improve the quality of life of children, young people and their families.


Developmental research at the School of Psychology is supported by state-of-the-art facilities including a Child Observation Suite. The School of Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire hosts Tobii and Eye link 1000 eye trackers, a Health Psychology Suite and other facilities including electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and functional transcranial Doppler sonography (fTCD).

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

The DCN Lab has links with leading international universities as well as local hospitals, services and schools. We work closely with the University of Manchester, the University of Liverpool and Lancaster. Visit our Lab Blog to find out more about our DCN Lab.