Laboratory for Perception & Cognition and Clinical Neuroscience (LPCCN)#
LPCCN is one of the first Hungarian research centers applying a multidisciplinary approach to cognitive and clinical neuroscience. The laboratory was established in 1999 on the ground of the University of Szeged, Department of Physiology (Szeged, Hungary) in close collaborations with Bács-Kiskun County Hospital (Kecskemét, Hungary) and Department of Psychiatry (Szeged). Currently, LPCCN is integrated into the National Institute of Psychiatry and Addictions at Nyírő Gyula Hospital, Budapest, Hungary.
LPCCN studies neurocognitive and molecular mechanisms of psychotic disorders, Parkinson’s disease, memory disorders, and other clinical conditions characterized by perceptual and cognitive dysfunctions.
Research is focused on the following topics:#
- Functional organization of parallel visual processing systems
- Basic mechanisms of reinforcement learning
- Neuroimmunology and cognition
- Social cognition of creativity, trust, and religious phenomena
The methodological background includes a wide range of tools from neuropsychology, psychophysics, social psychology, molecular biology/genetics, and electrophysiology.
Staff members:#Szabolcs Kéri, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (psychiatrist, professor of physiology and cognitive science, chief of the LPCCN)
Oguz Kelemen, M.D., Ph.D. (psychiatrist, associate professor of behavioral science, clinical director of the LPCCN)
Imre Kiss, Ph.D. (psychologist, research fellow)
Gábor Braunitzer, Ph.D. (neuroscientist, research fellow)
Csilla Szabó, Ph.D. (biologist, research fellow)
Zsuzsanna Somlai, M.D. (psychiatrist, Ph.D. student)
Bertalan Polner, M.Sc. (psychologist, Ph.D. student)
Orsolya Gyorfi, M.D. (neurologist, Ph.D. student)
Tel.: (+36-1) 451-26-00
Fax.: (+36-1) 451-26-01