Brain Research & Imaging Centre unveiled
The formal opening of a new research centre at the University has taken place – signalling a transformation in the level of neurological work academics can undertake. The
Brain Research & Imaging Centre (BRIC) consists of seven cutting-edge human neuroimaging research laboratories to help better understand brain activity and human behaviour. One of the laboratories contains a Siemens Prisma MRI scanner equipped with multiple additional brain imaging technologies, establishing the first multi-modal MRI facility in the region.
BRIC is a unique collaboration between the University, the research charity DDRC Healthcare and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHPNT) and is located at Plymouth Science Park. It forms part of the expansion of the Hyperbaric Medical Centre, providing improved facilities for research and the treatment of scuba divers, along with delivery of advanced medical training. University researchers have already been using the facility and postgraduate students in human neuroscience are also being taught there.