MU Neuroscience Lab

What is our research about?

Our research covers multiple fields, mainly cognitive and behavioural neuroscience

Spatial Navigation

The Commins Lab use a variety of methods to assess navigation, learning and memory in humans.


The memory and cognition lab use various techniques to examine all forms of memory and are also interested in ageing.


The language lab runs as a branch of The Commins Lab, exploring language in and out of the spatial context.

Contact Us

We are located in the Department of Psychology at Maynooth University.

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Recent Publications

Thornberry C, Cimadevilla JM, Commins S. Virtual Morris water maze: opportunities and challenges. Rev Neurosci. ’21
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Allen AP, Doyle C, Roche RAP. The Impact of Reminiscence on Autobiographical Memory, Cognition and Psychological Well-Being in Healthy Older Adults. Eur J Psychol. 2020.
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Commins, S., Duffin, J., Chaves, K. et al. NavWell: A simplified virtual-reality platform for spatial navigation and memory experiments. Behav Res 52, 1189–1207 (2020).
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