Functional brain imaging methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have already revolutionized how we can study the processes and functioning of the healthy human brain and are making an increasing impact on our understanding on what goes wrong in disease of the brain.
People with brain injury consider relationships and finding someone to love as important to them in their lives post-injury. However, helping a person find love is not often a goal set by rehabilitation professionals.
About the Programme. The University of Exeter (UoE) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore are offering six fully funded postgraduate studentships to undertake collaborative research projects at the two institutions, leading to PhD degrees (split-site) to be conferred either by the UoE or NTU.
The performance of the wide range of cognitive tasks we carry out in our daily lives including remembering, speaking, deciding and planning depends upon the interaction of complex networks of widely distributed brain regions.
Supervisors. Professor Jonathan Mill, Complex Disease Epigenomics Group, University of Exeter Medical School. Assistant Professor Jia Nee Foo, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University.
Stress is associated with significant morbidity including depression and anxiety. Activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis leads to synthesis of cortisol, which is a key mediator of the pathology of chronic stress.
1st Supervisor - Dr Maria Deprez. 2nd Supervisor - Dr Marc Modat. The aim of this project is to take advantage of state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to improve our understanding of brain development and neurocognitive outcomes in babies born preterm.