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Brain Centre gives Wales a world lead

An investment of more than 10 million GB pounds will bring state-of-the-art imaging facilities to Wales, helping scientists unravel some of the greatest mysteries of the human brain.

Most of the funding for the new facilities comes from the UK's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), as a direct result of the forthcoming merger between the University of Wales College of Medicine and Cardiff University.

The new Cardiff University Brain and Repair Imaging Centre will feature the latest brain scanning technologies, enabling psychologists and medical experts to gain a better understanding of how our brain works and what happens to people who suffer from brain injury and various neurological and psychiatric disorders.

The Centre will be one of the first in UK to combine Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG) devoted solely to research. Both brain imaging systems involve the use of non-invasive methods to study brain processes involved in everyday mental processes such as visual and auditory perception, attention, social functioning, memory, learning, speech and reasoning.

Research at the centre will be of benefit to colleagues in academic disciplines across the merged university including behavioural neurosciences, cognitive science, education, psychology, linguistics, biology, and clinical research in neurology, optometry, psychiatry, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, genetics, gerontology, and rehabilitative medicine.

In particular, application of these new technologies could lead to improved treatments for conditions such as strokes, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and for patients with schizophrenia and depression.

"In bringing together these two highly sophisticated pieces of equipment, we are creating a facility as advanced as any of its kind in Europe or North America a facility that offers new opportunities for collaboration across a range of disciplines," explained Proj
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Contact: Professor Peter Halligan
HalliganPW@cardiff.ac.uk
292-087-6911
Cardiff University
4-Mar-2004


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