Neuroscience

Our growing neuroscience group has a developing focus on combining neuroscientific techniques to provide converging evidence on questions of brain function. Areas of studies include the neurobiology of decision-making, higher-level vision and cognition, and reinforcement learning. We also focus on neuronal activity in health and disease and integration processes between the two cerebral hemispheres of the brain.

The Neuroscience Research Group uses a range of techniques, including work with clinical populations and neurological patients, brain recording techniques such as EEG/ERP and fMRI. It also uses electromagnetic stimulation, behavioural measurements such as eye-and-motor tracking, Virtual Reality, and computational modelling.

Brain Research & Imaging Centre

The Brain Research & Imaging Centre (BRIC), the most advanced multi-modal brain imaging facility in the South West, will provide the sea-change to enhance the quality of our research in human neuroscience.

With seven cutting-edge human research laboratories, BRIC will include an MRI suite with the most advanced 3-Tesla scanner in the region. It will critically advance our enquiry toward the most advanced brain research, improved radiological diagnostics and better patient care.

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