Scientists have worked for many years to unravel the complex workings of the brain. Their research efforts have greatly improved our understanding of brain function. During the past decade alone, scientific and technical progress in all fields of brain research has been astonishing. Using new imaging techniques, scientists can visualize the human brain in action. Images produced by these techniques have defined brain regions responsible for attention, memory, and emotion. A series of discoveries (in multiple fields of study) has displaced the long-standing assumption that brain cells are stable and unchanging. Amazingly, new findings show that some adult brain cells can divide and grow! In addition, advances in research allow scientists to analyze and make progress toward understanding the causes of inherited brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Taken together, these discoveries provide hope for the recovery of nervous system function lost through injury or disease.
Despite these and other significant advances in the field of brain research, most of the processes responsible for the integrated functioning of billions of brain cells remain a mystery. Research on the brain in the new millennium is crucial to our effort to come to a complete understanding of this fascinating organ. In turn, improved understanding makes the development of new treatment options possible. Research continues to bring new insights into how the brain is put together, how it works, and whether damage to the brain can be reversed.
An essential aspect of any scientific research is communicating results to the public in a way that is easily understood. In this respect, the Brain Technology and Neuroscience Research Centre is engaged in inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and undertakes research on behalf of governments, public and private sector agencies.
the type of research we are involved in . . .
- The study of different neuro-cognitive models
- Training-induced cognitive and neural plasticity
- The cognitive, emotional and neural correlates of creativity
- Verification of phenomenal consciousness, from the neurological, to the behavioral, up to the neuroscience level
- Consciousness and Altered States of Consciousness
- Efficacy of Psychotherapeutic Modalities
- Modalities and types of stimulation programs to foster learning and responsiveness
- Electrophysiological and Neuroimaging assessment strategies
- Non-Ordinary Mental Expressions
- The Mind-Body Connection
- Mind over brain, brain over mind: cognitive causes and consequences of controlling brain activity
- Auditory-Cognitive Neuroscience; the effect of chants, manthras, and hymns
- The applicability, effectiveness, and mechanisms of music-based rehabilitation methods for persons with a neurological illness or disorder
- Perspectives in Neuroscience of Special Education
- Neuroscience perspectives on Security: Technology, Detection, and Decision Making