SSI's Paul Martin and Ulrike Grünert appointed Chief Investigators in $20M Centre for Integrative Brain Function

Paul Martin and Ulrike Grünert

Paul Martin and Ulrike Grünert

Save Sight Institute researchers Professor Paul Martin and Associate Professor Ulrike Grünert have been appointed Chief Investigators in the $20 million ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF).

The Centre is tackling the challenging problems of understanding how the human brain works.

Combining techniques for analysing brain anatomy and physiology with advanced computational techniques, researchers at the Centre aim to uncover the fundamental principles of brain function.

According to A/Prof Grünert "The retina is an accessible part of the brain, and its structure and function are relatively well understood. Now we can apply what we have learned about nerve cells in the retina to study the more complex structures in the brain. We can also learn how to apply new computational methods from brain science to understanding how the eye processes the visual scene before the nerve messages are sent to the brain".

For more information about the CIBF visit the website