Brain & Behaviour Initiative
The Brain and Behaviour Initiative (BBI) enables cross-faculty, multidisciplinary, collaborative research in the cognitive and affective neurosciences and brings together expertise on phenotyping, genotyping, cognotyping, brain imaging and molecular signatures to address brain-behaviour issues. New experimental techniques including brain imaging, genetic testing and neuropsychological assessment combined with new theoretical insights have opened up significant potential for the advancement of novel diagnostic tools and treatments for people with mental disorders. The initial focus on trauma and resilience has now extended to work in substance use and NeuroHIV.
Professor Dan Stein of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health is Director of the BBI and Associate Professor Ernesta Meintjes and Dr Marc Combrinck, both holders of DST/NRF Research Chairs, occupy the Chair in Brain Imaging and Chair in Clinical Neurosciences Research respectively.
Director: Prof. Dan SteinTel: 021 406 6211