The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (CNL) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory that studies the neural underpinnings of human behavior primarily using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Our two focus areas are cognition in the setting of sleep deprivation, and the cognitive neuroscience of aging. In addition to our own research, we support a number of other investigators.

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Aged to Perfection
Professor Chee gives us some tips on how we can stay sharp as we age.

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Train Your Brain
We partner with Channel News Asia again - this time on the neural processes of aging.

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On this World Sleep Day (14 March '14), Prof Michael Chee comments on 'why getting enough sleep matters'.

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1 January 2015


Pathogenic effects of stress show interindividual variation and may be influenced by situational variables such as sleep loss. Here, we probed how the sympathetic nervous system might contribute to altered reactivity in sleep deprived persons. [Download Article]

23 September 2014


The association cortex supports cognitive functions enabling flexible behavior. Here, we explored the organization of human association cortex by mathematically formalizing the notion that a behavioral task engages multiple cognitive components, which are in turn supported by multiple overlapping brain regions. [Download Article]

1 July 2014


The mechanisms of how sleep loss may result in altered brain structure and cognition remain unknown. We investigated the contribution of sleep duration and quality to age-related changes in brain structure and cognitive performance in relatively healthy older adults. [Download Article]

28 May 2014


Human sleep schedules vary widely across countries. We investigated whether these variations were related to differences in social factors, Morningness–Eveningness (ME) preference, or the natural light–dark cycle by contrasting the sleep duration and timing of young adults (age: 18–35 years) on work and free days in Singapore (n=1898) and the UK (n=837). [Download Article]


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