Neural Networks And Transmitters Controlling Behavioural State And Cognition

Grant number: 1005988 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Mental illness and dementia are significant social and economic burdens worldwide and knowledge of their underlying causes and more effective therapies are required. Our research aims to use pre-clinical models to characterize a little studied neuronal network implicated in control of brain theta rhythm activity, which could lead to improved treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases such as anxiety and depression, and degenerative cognitive decline.