Neuroscience & Society: Translating Neuroscience into Treatments and Policies

Neuroscience promises to revolutionise our ability to treat and prevent mental illness and neurological disorders through the use of powerful new technologies that allow us to monitor and manipulate brain activity, cognition and behaviour. The use of novel neurotechnologies also raises important ethical and social challenges.

Our group conducts interdisciplinary research to translate research into ethical treatments, social initiatives and public health policies that maximise benefit for all members of society, while minimising any harms

We’re examining the ethical, social and legal issues raised by technologies used and developed by the Addiction and Mental Health research program. These include brain stimulation devices, virtual reality, smartphones, neurofeedback, and psychotherapies. Our findings help create cost-effective, ethical public policies that maximise wellbeing, and minimise risk.

Case study

The Ethics of Neuroscience

Addiction Lead

Professor Murat Yücel

T: +61 3 9902 9765


Addiction Deputy Lead

Professor Antonio Verdejo-Garcia

T: +61 3 9905 5374