MRC Centre for Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI)
Professor Trevor Robbins
Director of MRC Centre for Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI)
Professor Ed Bullmore, Clinical Director
The University of Cambridge Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, supported by a joint award from the MRC and the Wellcome Trust, links clinical research at the level of functional neural systems to basic work on the brain with a common theme of different neuroimaging modalities and neuropsychopharmacology.
The imaging modalities employed include functional neuroimaging (PET & fMRI), single unit recording, in vivo neurochemistry, telemetry, and, eventually, gene expression. The institute integrates and co-ordinate basic work carried out in the School of Biological Sciences, with research in the programmes of the MRC Unit for Cognition and Brain Sciences, as well as the Clinical School (Departments of Psychiatry, the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre and the Centre for Brain Repair). The main objectives are to identify neural systems with defined cognitive or behavioural functions that underlie different forms of cognitive dysfunction and psychopathology. This is enabling more accurate definitions of phenotype, hence refining diagnosis and potentially motivating novel therapeutic strategies and their assessment.
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI)
Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Cambridge
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