Exploring the A-Z of social cognitive neuroscience
The Center for the Neuroscience of Embodied Cognition (CeNEC), formerly known as the A-Z Lab, explores the idea that rudimentary sensory-motor areas may be intrinsically involved in processing aspects of higher cognition such as language, thought, emotions, empathy, and social communication.
Explore our current studies
Read about the various ongoing studies at the CeNEC lab
The CeNEC examines social cognitive neuroscience questions through the utilization of brain imaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and electroencephalography (EEG)
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The Brain and Creativity Institute
The CeNEC operates at the Brain and Creativity Institute located at USC’s University Park Campus just 3 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
Dr. Lisa Aziz-Zadeh is a Professor at the Brain and Creativity Institute, the Department of Psychology, and the Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California (USC). She is the director of the USC Center for the Neuroscience of Embodied Cognition.