The Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems group (SPECS) is a multidisciplinary group founded in 2005 by Paul Verschure.
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:
• Theory of mind and brain
• Biomimetic real-world artefacts
• Brain repair and quality of life technologies
SPECS is also very much involved in the development of scientific co-operation in the field of Biomimetics and Neurotechnology, as well as in Educational and Outreach activities.