Neuroscience is entering an exciting new phase.
It is now possible to measure and manipulate the activity of many individual neurons at a network scale, the scale at which brains are expected to produce perception, cognition, memory, and emotion.
However, even with the activity of neural networks under experimental control, understanding how they function (or malfunction) remains one of mankind’s great conceptual challenges.
Meeting this challenge will require the creativity and ingenuity of experimental and theoretical neuroscientists working in close collaboration, and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (SWC) was created to provide the optimal conditions for the much needed conceptual breakthroughs. Developed through the vision and partnership of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, and with substantial investment from these partners, the mission of the SWC is to fundamentally transform our understanding of brain function.
(Senior Research Fellow applications open until October 24th)
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