[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT140101327]
Researchers Dr Jess Nithianantharajah
Brief description This project is anchored to the fundamental understanding of complex vertebrate behaviours, namely cognition. Little is known about the molecular and neural substrates underpinning complex higher order information processing. Thus this project aims to dissect the functional role of synaptic genes that are essential for organising neuronal connections, in distinct cognitive processes and how these functions may be regulated by other genes, drugs or environmental factors. This proposal will employ state-of-the-art technologies to address the evolutionary biology of complex cognitive behaviours, towards furthering our understanding of how brain function evolved and the mechanisms that enable us to perform highly complex and intricate tasks.
Funding Amount 744904
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships