Neuroscience & Behaviour Research Strands

The theme has five strands within it.

Psychology & BehaviourPsychology & Behaviour

The consequence of activity in neural circuits is changed behaviour; this Stand is devoted to the scientific exploration of human and animal behaviour.

Leads: Dr Kevin Paterson & Dr John Maltby

Degeneration & DiseaseDegeneration & Disease 

Neuronal dysfunction underlies neurological disease and neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Prion Diseases.

Leads: Dr Flaviano Giorgini & Professor Ruth Luthi-Carter

Sensory ProcessingSensory Processing

Neuronal networks integrate specialised sensory information - our current focus is on Auditory Processing and Vision.

Leads: Professor Ian Forsythe & Professor Irene Gottlob

Neurons & NetworksNeurons & Networks

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.

Lead: Dr Will Norton & Dr Tom Matheson

Channels, Receptors & SignallingChannels, Receptors & Signalling

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 & Dr Gary Willars

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