NEURAL CONTROL OF BEHAVIOURAL STATE AND COGNITION

Grant number: 1067522 | Funding period: 2014 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

Dementia and mental illness are significant social and economic burdens worldwide and knowledge of underlying causes and more effective therapies are required. Our research is using preclinical models to characterize a little studied neural network in the control of arousal states, rhythmic brain activity, and learning and memory. Our findings could advance the development of improved treatments for cognitive deficits in degenerative, age-related and psychiatric disorders.