Brainwave and Electrophysiological Biomarkers of Cognition Enhancing Drugs

Project Details

Several drugs are able to improve cognitive performance quite considerably in animal models, and to some extent in humans. They are known as “nootropics”. This projects aims to study how brain wave patterns in mice change with these drugs, both to understand how they work, as well as to find biomarkers to identify such agents. It will involve training mice to perform simple memory and other cognitive tasks, and to record their brain signals before and after drug administration. We will initially use simple double “depth” electrodes, but will progress to multielectrode arrays and miniscopes later in the project. This is a fantastic opportunity to get into modern cognitive neuroscience and discover some really neat things! Suitable for Honours, Masters and PhD.

Researchers

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Group

Neural Dynamics Laboratory



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology

Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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