Understand better, treat better

We need to understand better in order to treat better

The goal of our research is to understand how neuronal activity translates to thought, actions and perceptions. At the same time we try to apply the understanding and discoveries to treatment of disorders of the central nervous system. We use state-of-the-art imaging techniques to uncover networks in the brain. We use advanced mathematical techniques to unravel the patterns of activity within brain regions. We contribute to development of electronic devices that interact directly with the human brain. By translating scientific progress to medical application we hope to unlock new fields of research, and accelerate development of new, technology-based solutions for impaired or lost brain function.

Brain disorders account for a significant part of the total costs of medical care. Many disorders are not adequately treated with current treatment options, although options are much better than several decades ago. The future will bring increasing numbers of people who suffer from consequences of stroke, or from depression and drug abuse, all linked to ageing. The science conducted today is indispensable for treating the problems of tomorrow. In the RIBS lab, we try to apply the understanding and discoveries about brain function to treatment of disorders of the central nervous system. We use state-of-the-art imaging techniques to uncover networks in the brain. We use advanced mathematical techniques to unravel the patterns of activity within brain regions. We contribute to development of electronic devices that interact directly with the human brain. By translating scientific progress to medical application we hope to unlock new fields of research, and accelerate development of new, technology-based solutions for impaired or lost brain function.