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Brain Research Institute

http://www.brain.org.au
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The Brain Research Institute's mission is to understand the function of the human brain in health and disease through research of the highest scientific and ethical standards. Ownership of Australia's only 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine is a mainstay of the Institute's research capability, opening up new and challenging areas of neuroscientific and biotechnical research.

The exciting potential of this technology platform will be increasingly realised as new research programs and collaborations develop. There is an important advantage in this high technology area of research being embedded in a clinical setting which facilitates stimulating and productive collaboration with radiologists, neurologists, neuropsychologists and neurosurgeons. Our ability to foster cross-specialty research interests is a special quality of the Institute.

 

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Software and hardware development for use with 3-tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Chief Researcher: Abbott Dr D
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: BIOINFORMATICS
Research Field Classification: 291599 Biomedical Engineering nec


Comparison of 1.5 tesla and 3 tesla MRI hippocampal volume measurements
Chief Researcher: Briellmann Dr R
Duration: -2000
Descriptor: NEUROSCIENCE
Research Fields Classification: 291599 Biomedical Engineering nec


Comparison of MR spectroscopy (MRS) at 1.5 Tesla and 3 Tesla
Chief Researcher: Wellard Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: NEUROSCIENCE
Research Fields Classification: 291599 Biomedical Engineering nec


Gender dependent differences in the healthy brain
Chief Researcher: Briellmann Dr R
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Mental rotation in gifted children
Chief Researcher: O'Boyle Prof M
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Noun verb generation versus orthographic lexical retrieval: A comparison of two language paradigms
Chief Researcher: Saling Assoc Prof M
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Language transfer as a consequence of seizures
Chief Researcher: Jackson Assoc Prof G
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Change in brain activation in individuals learning a second language
Chief Researcher: Briellmann Dr R
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Neurophysiology of navigation
Chief Researcher: Brotchie Dr P
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Neuronal responses elicited by viewing human body motion and gesture
Chief Researcher: Puce Assoc Prof A
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Perception of facial motion studied with electrophysiology and fMRI
Chief Researcher: Puce Assoc Prof A
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Determination of the brain regions activated in the sheep during thirst and sodium appetite
Chief Researcher: Weisinger Dr R S (Howard Florey Institute)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: ANIMAL--MODEL
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Neuroimaging human thirst - A high field fMRI study
Chief Researcher: Williams Dr J
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Longitudinal quantitative MRI study of newly-diagnosed, adult-onset TLE: 2 years follow-up
Chief Researcher: Briellman Dr R
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Focal abnormalities detected by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in patients without apparent structural abnormalities
Chief Researcher: Wellard Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


MRS abnormalities in partial epilepsy in relation to number of generalized seizures
Chief Researcher: Wellard Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Spike-triggered functional MRI
Chief Researcher: Jackson Assoc Prof G
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


K-complex triggered functional MRI
Chief Researcher: Archer Dr J
Supervisor: Jackson Assoc Prof G
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


A sheep model for the study of penicillin induced seizures with functional magnetic resonance imaging
Chief Researcher: Jackson Assoc Prof G
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ANIMAL--MODEL; DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


White matter abnormalities in the temporal lobe, analysed by MRS and electron microscopy (EM)
Chief Researcher: Wellard Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Diffusion tensor analysis of anterior temporal abnormalities in patients with hippocampal sclerosis
Chief Researcher: Mitchell Dr A
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


31P MRS in epilepsy: How does pH change with seizures?
Chief Researcher: Wellard Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Central and peripheral effects of botox A in cerebral palsy
Chief Researcher: Boyd R (Hugh Williamson Gait Laboratory, RCH)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: NEUROSCIENCE; DISEASE
Research Fields Classification: 320702 Central Nervous System
320703 Peripheral Nervous System
320799 Neurosciences nec


Schizophrenia and high field MRI
Chief Researchers: Pantelis Dr C, Wood Dr S (Mental Health Research Institute)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Dyslexia and phonological processing
Chief Researchers: Milne D, Corballis M C (University of Auckland)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Brain plasticity in a girl with congenital hemiplegia
Chief Researcher: Regula Dr B
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Identification of cortex responsible for sensation
Chief Researcher: Fabinyi G (Department of Neurosurgery, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre)
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


MR - Characterisation of abnormalities in the substantia nigra in patients with Parkinson's disease
Chief Researcher: Horne Prof M (Neurosciences, Monash Medical Centre)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Recovery of sensation after stroke
Chief Researcher: Carey Dr L (National Stroke Research Institute)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec


Continued neuronal loss in subacute and chronic ischemic stroke
Chief Researcher: Donnan Prof G (National Stroke Research Institute)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 320799 Neurosciences nec

 


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