Brainwave and Electrophysiological Biomarkers of Cognition Enhancing Drugs

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
2
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department / Centre
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Chris French frenchc@unimelb.edu.au 8344 3276 Personal web page

Project Details

Several drugs are able to improve cognitive performance quite considerably in animal models, and to some extent in humans. They are known as “nootropics”. This projects aims to study how brain wave patterns in mice change with these drugs, both to understand how they work, as well as to find biomarkers to identify such agents. It will involve training mice to perform simple memory and other cognitive tasks, and to record their brain signals before and after drug administration. We will initially use simple double “depth” electrodes, but will progress to multielectrode arrays and miniscopes later in the project. This is a fantastic opportunity to get into modern cognitive neuroscience and discover some really neat things! Suitable for Honours, Masters and PhD.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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