Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive Neurosciences is the scientific study of the biological basis of cognitive functions with the aim of understanding the structure and function of the brain in health and disease. This is a relatively new area of brain science.

Institute scientists at the University of Newcastle are leading the five-year Minds in Transition (MinT) study, a project that investigates why young people transition from an ‘at-risk mental state’ to a first episode of psychosis.

Other Areas We Are Currently Exploring in This Area include:

  • Sound and its influence on the brain
  • Imaging genetics in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder


Learn More About

The Minds In Transition Study (MinT)
Key Institute Scientists – Cognitive Neuroscience

Page last updated: 10:01  2 July 2013