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Brain circuits

 

A critical problem in neuroscience is to understand how neurons wire up correctly to form functional circuits in the brain and how these link to behaviour. New technological and molecular advances have begun to open windows into the inner workings of the developing brain and we are now seeing the first glimpses of how circuits come together to orchestrate coherent responses to the outside world. In this programme we exploit the latest in molecular, optogenetic, electophysiological and live-imagine tools to study circuit formation and brain plasticity.

Our key questions:

  • What is the molecular code behind the wiring diagram of the developing brain?
  • What are the modulatory signals that shape connectivity and the emergence of network function?
  • How do we build a coherent picture of how functional circuits in the brain come together during development to control behaviour?

Brain circuits is a key research theme of the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, which brings together world-leading researchers across King's College London.

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Leading the world in understanding brain function and finding new treatments for patients

What is neuroscience?

What is neuroscience?

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, from structure to function, in health and disease

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Specialist neuroscience centres, world-leading in understanding the brain at all stages of life

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World-class neuroscience facilities, including MRI, neuroimaging equipment, and King's Brain Bank

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