The Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience (Instituto de Neurociencia Cognitiva y Traslacional, INCYT) is aimed to improve the neuroscientific research regarding living conditions of patients suffering neurologic and psychiatric disorders, their relatives, and the population in general. To fulfill this aim, the INCYT advances world leading scientific research, promotes the training of professionals, awareness raising and education of the community overall. The INCYT values interdisciplinary scientific research in the advance of the understanding of the brain and its disorders. Integrated with INECO Foundation and the Argentine National Research Council (CONICET), as well as a network of hospitals, the INCYT allows for massive assessment of dementia patients. INCYT has representatives from a large variety of fields and backgrounds, including cognitive neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychiatrists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, behavioral therapists, occupational therapists, music therapists, art therapists, and researchers from both clinical and basic sciences, including biologists, physicists, and mathematicians (more than 90 professionals). The interdisciplinary nature of our group is further strengthened by its members international training, which confers them with an awareness of transcultural approaches to clinical practice and research. Our group have separately published over 200 papers in ISI publications in the last 5 years, including high-impact journals such as Nature Neuroscience, Lancet Neurology, Neurology, Nature Reviews Neurology, World Psychiatry, Cell, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Molecular Psychiatry, PNAS, JAMA Neurology, Journal of Neuroscience, Annals of Neurology, and Brain, among many others, using multiple research methodologies (e.g., electrophysiology, neuroimaging) applied to the study of patients with brain disorders and healthy subjects.
The INCYT has a laboratory of approximately 328 square feet (with full secretarial and business office support) dedicated for use by INECO personnel. The center is equipped with rooms for neurological and neuropsychological assessment, access to high-density EEG as well as blood extraction, processing and storage (-80). In addition, 10 offices are located directly next to the lab space. Regarding computers, the group has multiple desktop PCs (29) and laptops (8), as well as a supercomputing module outfitted with a wide suite of software (DNA sequence and analysis software, imaging analysis [MRI, DTI, fMRI], statistics, and graphic design software). In addition, the group has access to core facilities such as 1.5 and 3T MRI recordings, multiple spaces for patient assessment, blood extraction, processing and preservation.