Led by Professor Ed Bullmore
The Brain Mapping Unit was set up in 1999 when Ed Bullmore was appointed to a new Professorship of Psychiatry. Since then the Unit has grown in size and now includes about 20 people. We have lab space in Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Herchel Smith Building for Brain & Mind Sciences, close to the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, and on the Downing Site in the centre of Cambridge.
Our core interest is using advanced brain scanning techniques, principally magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to map the structure and function of the human brain. We are particularly interested in mapping normal memory and learning, ageing, drug effects on brain function, and neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, autism and depression.
We also have a strong technical focus on statistical methods for analysis and visualization of the large and complex datasets involved in brain mapping. Our major current interest in this area is developing methods based on wavelets, which are advantageous in dealing with the fractal or scale-invariant properties of brain images.
Please visit the main Brain Mapping Unit webpage, where you will find much more information about the activities, people and research of this group. The Drug Addiction Research group, run by Dr Karen Ersche, is part of the BMU.
Website: Brain Mapping Unit