What we do

COVE is a multidisciplinary research hub that is pushing the boundaries of research in cognitive, psychological, behavioural and social sciences.

COVE equips scholars and researchers in the social and behavioural sciences with cutting-edge, expert technologies and facilities through the integration of our three main laboratories:

  • Cognition Research (CR) Lab
  • Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) Lab
  • Integrated Multi-Sensory Research (IMSR) Lab 

Our laboratories

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Cognition Research Lab

Cognition Research (CR) Laboratory

Bring neuroscience research and technology into the understanding of the human psyche and behaviour.


Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) Laboratory

Explore the uses, influences and impact of CMC and social media on individuals, relationships, groups, and educational settings using sophisticated and robust experimental procedures and data collection techniques.

Integrated Multi-Sensory Research (IMSR) Laboratory

Research all five senses: sight, sound, touch, scent and taste, in an integrated scenario-based experimental setting.