Understanding mind, brain and behavior through constructing synthetic perceptive, emotive and cognitive systems.
The laboratory for Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems - SPECS - uses synthetic methods to study and synthesize the neuronal, psychological and behavioural principles underlying perception, emotion and cognition. SPECS activities are organized around three complementary dimensions:
SPECS is a multidisciplinary group founded in 1995 by its actual director Paul Verschure. Since then SPECS is part of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona
As the coordinator of the Convergent Science Network project (CSN II), SPECS is also very much involved in the development of scientific co-operation in the present and future Framework Programmes within the field of biomimetics and neurotechnology, as well as in educational and outreach activities. Join the CSNnetwork!