“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. No single level of analysis or approach will be sufficient to reveal the structure and function of the brain or to explain vision, decision-making, motor control, memory, fear, cognition and any other behaviour. Successful progress will require multiple approaches: molecular and genetic technology; functional studies and anatomical observations at ever finer resolutions; and a more rigorous study of behaviour.
Our goal is to establish a state-of-the-art research centre and complementary programmes that will enhance its scientific ambitions in progressing the understanding of how behaviour is generated from the complex patterns and properties of neurons.