Brain, Mind and Society Research Hub

Researching brain structure and function

The Brain, Mind and Society Research Hub (BMS), located at Monash Biomedical Imaging, is a research group within the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health.

BMS's research primarily uses brain imaging and other tools from cognitive neuroscience to understand human brain structure and function in health and disease.

Our team has a diverse range of expertise, with strengths in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (including structural, functional, diffusion and spectroscopic), electroencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, positron emission tomography, complex systems and network science, and clinical neuropsychology.

We conduct studies that combine lifestyle- and technology-based interventions (including physical exercise, brain training, brain stimulation, mindfulness practices and virtual reality). Our aim is to develop novel, accessible, and effective interventions while minimising harms.

We also investigate the social, ethical, legal and policy implications raised through our growing knowledge of the brain. By doing so, we hope to translate our brain research into effective and ethical applications of interventions, treatments and policies.

The BMS Research Hub comprises seven primary streams of research, organised into three divisions:

Visit the Brain, Mind and Society Research Hub website for more information.