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Neurobiological basis of mental health and behaviour

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MRC and BBSRC wish to encourage more integrative and interdisciplinary research to strengthen basic and translational research relevant to mental health and addictive behaviours. This will have benefits in translation of basic research into health benefits and in developing novel and relevant basic research programmes

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  • Research that addresses both mental well being and illness is needed that relates behaviour to cognitive systems, genetics and pathology, both during normal function and where dysregulation occurs. Such research could, for example, include programmes drawing together research into: gene function, cognitive phenotype, imaging, neuroanatomy, psychopharmacology, pharmacogenomics, environment and behaviour, and programmes linking basic science with clinical observation or interventions, or preclinical models.