Research strengths Within the Faculty of Brain Sciences, our research spans the full spectrum of discovery science through experimental medicine, to disease prevention and the delivery of new treatments and therapies. Find out about our four main research themes. Neurodegeneration and neuroprotection Our research into neurodegenerative diseases focuses on understanding the underlaying processes of these conditions. Mental health Our research into mental health combines initiatives between neuroscience, psychiatry and clinical psychology. Understanding and influencing behaviour Our research into the behavioural and cognitive sciences looks at understanding complex behaviours of individuals and groups. Sensory systems Our research into sensory systems brings together our expertise in audition, vision and cognition.