How does the brain develop and function across the lifespan?
How can it be protected and repaired?
Neuroscience research in Edinburgh takes place within a vibrant, integrated, and interdisciplinary research environment that encourages interaction between researchers working at all levels, from molecules, through synapses and networks, to cognition and behaviour. Our research spans the whole life course from birth through adulthood to old age, with fundamental and clinical work integrated across all areas. Across the life course there are shared mechanisms and overlap so our researchers often find themselves working across life-course areas too.
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Including Neurodevelopment, Autism, Early Life Stress, Epilepsy, Intellectual Disability, and early life degenerative conditions such as Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Including Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia, Functional Disorders
Including Healthy Cognition in Ageing, Dementias, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke,
Research into processes that take place throughout the life course, including Cognition, Learning and Memory, Movement, Pain, Sleep, Cancers, Trauma, Regeneration