The IR3C arose as a result of the interaction among three levels of studying individuals: material or neurophysiological; symbolic, computational or information processing; and actions that transform the environment (behaviour in a context). The general aim of brain, cognition and behaviour sciences is to better understand how cerebral processes determine the cognitive functions (perception, memory, learning, reasoning and problem solving, language, communication and emotion) that enable human behaviour to adapt to and transform the environment.
Multidisciplinary research groups (biology, medicine, psychology, philosophy, computer science and knowledge engineering) are investigating areas related to these specializations. The results of this Institute’s work will have a significant impact on individuals, groups, labour organisations, society in general, and even on economic and human progress. The main aim of IR3C is to bring together the available research potential at the UB, and to provide a space for comprehensive, multidisciplinary research based on the interaction of the three areas. This general objective is implemented through various research programs and projects, which are supported by the members of the Institute and are grouped according to the aforementioned areas.