Neuroscience & Behaviour Research Strands
The theme has five strands within it.
Lead: Dr Kevin Paterson
Lead: Professor Ruth Luthi-Carter
Research focuses on central mechanisms of auditory processing and damage caused by sound trauma.
This grouping has particular interest in visual processing with a translational and clinical perspective.
Our research seeks to understand the function of nerve cells set in the context of the networks that they form and the behaviours that they generate. Current research topics include plasticity in sensory-motor control, development of motor circuits, neurogenetics, neuromodulation, neurodegeneration, motivated behaviour, modelling of neuronal function, and neuroprosthetics.
Lead: Dr Tom Matheson
Ion Channels and Receptors are the fundamental building blocks of neuronal excitability, neurotransmission and G-protein coupled receptor signalling. This Strand also interfaces across the College Themes.
Lead: Professor Richard Evans