What we do

The BRAIN Lab focuses on the psycho-neurobiological mechanisms underlying cognitive, affective, and stress-associated aspects of decision-making and impulsivity: specifically, those related to substance use and concurrent mental disorders.

A better understanding of the brain and mind, along with comprehensive models, is essential for treatment development. New approaches are critical in reducing addiction and improving mental health. The BRAIN Lab explores promising new methods, such as retraining approach habits, electrophysiological treatments and integrated psychotherapy/psychedelic interventions.

We use subjective assessments, behavioural testing and neuroimaging to study psychopathology and the outcomes of interventions. At the BRAIN Lab, we aim to deepen our understanding and facilitate more effective interventions for individuals living with substance use and mental disorders.


Thank you to our funders:

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