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4D is a research group based at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge

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4D Group Leader

Our group is led by Dr Duncan Astle.


Duncan is a Programme Leader at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge.


He is also a Fellow and Director of Studies at Robinson College. Within the School of Clinical Medicine he is the Chair of the NIHR BioResource, and he is the Chair of the University of Cambridge's LGBT+ Staff Network. 

The 4D research group captures a broad programme of developmental cognitive neuroscience. A hallmark of this science has been methodological innovations for understanding neural systems in childhood, how they are linked with developmental disorder, and how they respond to intervention. 

This programme of work has been supported by the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Medical Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council and multiple charitable foundations.

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Team 4D

The 4D research group provides a home for around 15 Early Career Researchers. Post-doctoral fellows and PhD students take advantage of the state-of-art facilities at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, including on-site magnetic resonance imaging and magnetoencephalography scanners. Team members also contribute to building specialist cohorts that are hosted by the Unit - the Centre for Attention Learning and Memory (CALM) and Resilience in Education and Development (RED). Find out more about their projects by going to our Group Members page, or about these two cohorts by clicking on the links below.

Find out more about developmental cohorts at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit ...


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