- Suitable for Honours and PhD.
The brain can be conceptualised as a complex network. Recent findings highlight that psychiatric disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorders and schizophrenia are associated to abnormalities in macroscopic brain networks. Our group focuses on modelling brain network dysfunctions in mental disorders with the goal of optimizing patients’ diagnosis and prognosis. Moreover, knowledge regarding altered brain network structure and function is used to develop new therapeutic interventions. Projects focus on modelling brain networks in pathologies and assessing the impact that non-invasive brain stimulation may have on network activity, in health and disease. These projects would suit students with a background in neuroscience, physics, maths, or a related discipline that have some experience in programming (e.g. in MATLAB).
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