Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges of our time and we are on the cusp of a revolution in brain sciences.
Our mission is to establish an Australian Brain Initiative that will create advanced industries in neurotechnology, develop treatments for debilitating brain disorders, and produce high-impact collaborations that will increase our understanding of the brain.
An Australian Brain Initiative will help us make major advances in understanding healthy, optimal brain function, and create advanced industries based on this unique understanding.
This will also help us identify the causes of debilitating brain disorders, and develop the treatments that we need to improve the lives of sufferers.
If we fail to make a strategic national investment in brain sciences, Australia will fall behind while the rest of the world takes advantage of the commercial, medical, educational and electronic advances that will be based on brain research.
The Australian Academy of Science, in association with the Australian Brain Alliance, is establishing a Brain Science Network for early and mid-career researchers (EMCRs). We are seeking talented, passionate EMCRs to join the Steering Committee to drive this new initiative.
Keep up to date with the latest from the Australian Brain Alliance.
Our Fact Sheets take a closer look at the kinds of research areas and diseases that an Australian Brain Initiative would tackle.
Our Discussion Papers explore the six platforms of an Australian Brain Initiative.