How does the brain interact with the world?

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function seeks to better understand how the brain interacts with the world by focusing on the brain’s intricate structure and functions that underlie attention, prediction and decision-making.

To achieve this goal, we are facilitating collaborations amongst Australia’s leading brain researchers in the fields of brain anatomy and physiology, neuronal networks, neural circuits, brain systems, human behaviour and neurotechnologies.

Our integrative brain research crosses four inter-connected themes:

Brain Systems
Neural Circuits
Cells and Synapses
Models & Technologies

Latest News

1 March 2018

Studying a syndrome caused by a DNA deletion could provide insights into how schizophrenia develops

A syndrome that increases the risk of developing schizophrenia is also linked to increased sensitivity to repeated sounds.

Read more.

FENS Brain Function CoE 2018 Satellite Meeting

Date: 6 July 2018
9am – 5pm CEST/ Germany (Berlin) Time
Where:  Berlin, Germany
Cost: Early bird fee by 6 April – €30 / Standard fee by 22 June – €50
Registrations close: 22 June 2018

Writing & art competition

What makes ‘sense’ in the brain?

Students from Australian primary schools are encouraged to enter our annual writing and art competition. Write any kind of text (50 words max), draw a picture, or combine both to show us what you think about ‘senses’ in the brain. Read more.

Subscribe to our newsletter