Faculty of Medicine
Neurophysiology and Cognition Laboratory (NCL) at the department is the twin laboratory of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Teaching Hospital Peradeniya. The NCL primarily functions as a research and clinical laboratory and also used in postgraduate and undergraduate training and conducting regional workshops
The NCL was established in 2012. At present, it is headed by Prof. Tharaka Dassanayake, Professor in Neurophysiology and Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology and Cognition. Prof. Vajira Weerasinghe, who is the Head of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, is a senior member of our team. The lab has two trained technical officers (Mrs. R.G.L. Shiroma and Mrs. S. Kulathunga) and one clinical research assistant and a number of research students.
The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the art psychophysiological and neuropsychological techniques including,
Our current research focuses on:
Creating normative data for cognitive tests for Sri Lankans.
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At our Memory and Cognition Clinic we carry cognitive assessments of patients with various clinical indications:
We interpret our patient test results against these age-, sex-, education- and IQ-adjusted norms, thus making them valid in the local context. The patients are seen by prior appointments, upon request by the physicians.