Neuroscience

Neuroscience is the study of the biological basis of all aspects of psychology, and is both a basic science and a clinical process to understand and treat psychological and psychiatric disorders. The scope of neuroscience is extensive and neuroscientists employ a wide range of techniques: Studying the physiology of neural tissue, using animal models of behaviour to investigate the molecular biology and neurochemistry of fundamental psychological processes, and application of neuroimaging techniques to associate brain activity with human perception, action, attention, memory, language, emotion and mood.
Professor Ian Curthoys Professor Iain McGregor
  • The anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
  • Vestibular loss and compensation
  • Long-term potentiation (LTP)
  • The role of the hippocampus in spatial memory
  • The role of the hippocampus in spatial learning
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Professor Frans Verstraten Professor Robert Boakes
  • Functional Neuro-Imaging.
  • Adaptation and aftereffects
  • Motion perception
  • Search and eye-movements
  • Optic flow, heading and moving observers
  • Time perception
  • Visual delusion
  • Attention
  • Virtual Reality
  • History of cognitive neuroscience
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Associate Professor Thomas Carlson Dr Irina Harris
  • Neural Coding
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Multivariate Pattern Analysis (Brian decoding)
  • Object and Face recognition.
  • Body Perception
  • Social Perception
  • Visual Attention
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  • Neural processes (using TMS) underlying:
  • object recognition
  • Visual attention and selection
  • Capacity limits in encoding visual information, repetition blindness, attentional blink
  • Visual Cognition Lab
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Professor Justin Harris Dr Ian Johnston
Associate Professor Sunny Lah Associate Professor David Allsop
  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation
  • Impact of neurological disorders and/or brain injury on psychological functioning
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Dr Michael Bowen Dr Laura Corbit
  • Novel pharmacotherapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders
  • Treatments targeting the brain oxytocin system
  • Treatments targeting extrasynaptic GABAA receptors
  • Substance-use disorders and social disorders (e.g. autism spectrum disorder)
  • Novel neural systems involved in neurological and mental health disorders
  • Cannabinoid therapeutics
  • Cellular and animal models
  • The Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics
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  • Neural Substrates of Actions and Habits
  • Animal Models of Drug-Seeking and Relapse
  • Pharmacological Manipulations and Neural Control of Extinction Learning
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Dr Gareth Roberts
  • Methodological advances in electrophysiological data analysis
  • The role of oscillatory activity in complex goal-directed behaviour
  • Frontal lobe function across the lifespan
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