The Institute unites fundamental research on nervous systems and behaviour with applied science and clinical research across a wide range of disorders.

Our areas of research (research themes) span from the basic biology of neurons to the abnormal activity associated with epilepsy, from music perception to mood disorders, from visual object recognition to retinal prostheses for the blind, from animal decision-making to anaesthesia to neurological disease. This breadth of interests stimulates innovative approaches to our science.

We have access to excellent research facilities including:

  • brain scanning
  • cellular imaging and electrophysiology
  • computational modelling
  • molecular genetics
  • animal and human behavioural laboratories
  • psychophysics