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  • Annual Report 2017

      In this report we reveal the main activities of the Institute, projects, funding and scientific output for 2017, a year in which we got an ongoing funding of €28M and published 365 articles with an average impact factor of 1350. Internationalisation programmes also received......

  • The Institute of Neurosciences of the UB receives the María de Maeztu award

    The Institute of Neurosciences has been awarded the “María de Maeztu Units of Excellence Programme”. This programme acknowledges the research centres that demonstrate scientific leadership and impact at global level. The evaluation and selection process is carried out by an independent international committee of prestigious......

  • Researchers discover new protein involved in neuron formation

    NEK7 protein regulates the formation of neurons, since it is required for the growth and branching of dendrites and for the formation and morphology of dendritic spines. These are the main conclusions of a study published in Nature Communications, carried out by researchers of the Institute......

Research Areas

NEUROBIOLOGY AND NEUROPHARMACOLOGY

How is the information processed in the chemical synapsis? Which factors determine brain plasticity and neuronal development?

PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES

Did you know that neurodegenerative diseases are one of the main causes of disability and loss of quality of life?

COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Which are the brain mechanisms underlying cognitive functions? How can we improve cognitive processes in healthy aging?

COGNITION, BEHAVIOUR AND COMPUTATION

Is it possible to represent with empirical data and computation techniques the cognitive processes which enable perception, analysis and decision-making?

CLINICAL AND APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

How can we identify and treat psychological disorders to give way to social inclusion of people affected by this conditions?

NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

Which new therapies are effective in treating nervous system diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or Parkinson’s disease?

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