“Supporting world-class theoretical and experimental research on neural circuits and behaviour, and activities which further enhance our investments in this area.”
The challenge that faces neuroscience in the coming decades is to obtain a coherent and unified view of the relationship between gene activity, neurons, neural circuit function, and behaviour. Multiple levels of analysis and investigation will be needed to reveal the structure and function of the brain or to explain vision, decision-making, motor control, memory, fear, cognition and any other behaviour. Approaches will include molecular and genetic technology; functional studies and anatomical observations at ever finer resolutions; and a more rigorous study of behaviour.
By establishing a state-of-the-art research centre and complementary programmes that will enhance its scientific ambitions, we are progressing the understanding of how behaviour is generated from the complex patterns and properties of neurons.