Brain Mapping and Modelling
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Deputy Program Lead
Dr Adeel Razi
How can we begin to understand how thoughts, experiences and behaviours arise from the complicated operations of the brain? In the words of Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman (1918-1988), “What I cannot create, I do not understand”. In other words, if we want to understand the brain, we need to build a model of it.
Computational Neuroscience research at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health aims to develop mathematical models of different aspects of brain structure, function and behaviour, while also developing advanced analytic methods for brain imaging and other behavioural data.
The main questions tackled by the Turner Institute researchers in this Program of research include:
We investigate the answers to these questions through our five key capabilities: Network Neuroscience, Modelling Consciousness, Biophysical Modelling, Computational Neuroimaging, and Brain Stimulation.
We use tools from network science and complex systems theory to understand the brain.
Through biophysical modelling, we seek to explicitly provide mechanistic descriptions and quantitative predictions of brain function using mathematical models.
We use non-invasive brain stimulation methods to perturb and alter brain function in healthy individuals, and in people with mental health disorders.
Our research program is delivered in collaboration with industry and clinical partners to advance new ideas, exciting technologies and discoveries.