Depression and Anxiety Neuroscience

Research Overview

Our aim is to develop integrated models based on affective neuroscience for treatment-oriented research and discovery in mood and anxiety disorders.


Large-scale brain functional systems; emotion, affect and self-related processes; brain-body interactions.


Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI); psychophysiological monitoring, experimental cognitive and affective neuroscience.


Ben Harrison

Chris Davey (Orygen)


  • NHMRC 1025619; 1064643; 1124472

Research Publications

  1. Fullana et al. “Neural signatures of human fear conditioning: an updated and extended meta-analysis of fMRI studies”. Molecular Psychiatry (2016)
  2. Harrison et al. “A neural mediator of human anxiety sensitivity”. Human Brain Mapping (2015)
  3. Davey et al. “Mapping the self in the brain’s default mode network”. NeuroImage (2016)
  4. Schmaal et al. “Cortical abnormalities in adults and adolescents with major depression based on brain scans from 20 cohorts worldwide in the ENIGMA Major Depressive Disorder Working Group”. Molecular Psychiatry (2016)
  5. Stephanou et al. “Brain functional correlates of emotion regulation across adolescence and young adulthood”. Human Brain Mapping (2016)

Research Projects

Currently no project details available

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Associate Professor Ben Harrison

Department / Centre


Unit / Centre

Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre