The Brain & Body Centre coordinates teaching (M.Sc., seminars) and research activities (cross-departmental grants, data acquisition & analysis) in neuroscience, with a focus on the developing brain, brain & body interactions and brain plasticity.
We aim to establish a collective strategy towards greater academic coherence and impact in neuroscience research.
We aim to bring radical innovation in brain imaging techniques, brain image analysis, and computational modelling to bear on the problem of understanding of brain development in health and disease.
This initiative is part of the University's Impact Campaign to tackle developmental brain disorders.
The School of Psychology offers an innovative Masters of Science based around Neuroimaging. The curriculum is highly interdisciplinary and covers key areas of cognitive neuroscience – from sensory and motor processes to executive functions – and methodological approaches such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The programme combines lectures, practicals, and a hands-on research project.
social, behavioural, psychological & neural development in normal populations and disorders.
sensory & motor functions, embodied cognition, body representation.
synaptic placticity, neurogenesis, functional compensation, learning & the environment.