New name for neuroscience lab

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Monash Clinical and Imaging Neuroscience (MCIN) will now be known as the Brain and Mental Health Laboratory (BMH).

Monash Clinical and Imaging Neuroscience (MCIN) has undergone a name change, and is now known as the Brain and Mental Health Laboratory (BMH).

BMH is one of the University’s leading research laboratories. The new name reflects the group’s purpose – to understand the principles and mechanisms of human brain function and uncover the causes of mental illness and to develop better treatments.

BMH research activities use brain imaging and other tools from cognitive neuroscience to understand human brain structure and function in health and disease. The BMH team has a diverse range of expertise, with particular strengths in structural, functional, diffusion and spectroscopic MRI, EEG, TMS, PET, graph theory and network science, and clinical neuropsychology, and translational research.

The lab is headed by Professor Murat Yücel and Associate Professor Alex Fornito, and is located within the Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI) building at 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton.

The principal areas of BMH research focus include:

  • substance and behavioural addictions;
  • cannabis, brain and mental health;
  • schizophrenia and other psychoses;
  • neuroethics and policy;
  • network science and connectomics;
  • spectroscopic imaging;
  • computational modelling; and
  • brain stimulation.

Their emerging areas of research focus include:

  • brain and exercise;
  • virtual reality;
  • bio/neuro-feedback; and
  • smartphone technologies.

More information is available at the Brain and Mental Health Laboratory website.

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