The science of neuropsychology studies the connection between psychological functions and the brain. This research area has expanded greatly in recent years and has seen dramatic progress in both methods and theories.
In our research, we use psychological tests and experimental methods together with neuroimaging techniques to investigate how mental functions are organised in the healthy brain and how certain personality characteristics, disorders and lesions influence the mind-brain system.
Much of our research focuses on the investigation of memory processes and systems, but we are also interested in emotion-processing, neurolinguistics, executive control and consciousness. In many studies we investigate cognitive functioning and brain plasticity over the life-span. The division has a strong profile in electrophysiology, with structural and functional MR techniques being used increasingly. Clinically, there is a tradition in research on dementia and memory disorders, but we also conduct projects on the neuropsychology of depression and anxiety.
Our colleague Magnus Lindgren has passed away
On August 19th we received news that Professor Magnus Lindgren suddenly had passed away. Magnus was for many years responsible for our PhD-program and was currently the Department’s representative in the Research Board of The Faculty of Social Sciences. Magnus was also involved in the Linneaeus center: Thinking in Time, Cognition, Communication and Learning (CCL).
The sudden loss of Magnus has left colleagues, former PhD-students and students in grief.