Neural Systems and Behaviour Lab

BrainParkNeuroimaging to understand brain connectivity

Led by Professor Alex Fornito, the Neural Systems and Behaviour Lab undertakes interdisciplinary research to understand how the brain functions as an integrated network in health and disease. The lab’s goal is to understand how different parts of the brain communicate with each other, how brain function supports adaptive behaviour, and how disruptions of brain function influence the risk of mental illness.

The team combines neuroimaging with techniques from neuroscience, genetics, psychology, psychiatry, physics and mathematics to map and model brain connectivity. Their work is built on four key pillars:

  1. Cognitive and clinical neuroscience
  2. Neurogenetics
  3. Method development
  4. Mathematical modelling.

The team is co-located with MBI in Clayton, enabling convenient access to MBI’s MRI scanner, and transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroencephalography systems for their research.

The Neural Systems and Behaviour lab is part of the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University.

Go to the Neural Systems and Behaviour lab website for more information.