Interdisciplinary research in basic sciences to understand fundamental brain at the level of the individual neuron and synapse. TCCI supports research that will deepen the understanding of how the brain gathers, organizes and retains information, and translates perceptions into thoughts, emotions, decisions, actions and memories. Currently, limited understanding of these processes is bottlenecking new discoveries in both brain treatment and development.
TCCI seeks to translate an improved understanding of brain mechanisms and processes into breakthroughs in the treatment of physical and psychological suffering. In particular, the institute focuses on two areas:
The first is mental disorders, such as anxiety issues, mood disorders, chronic pain, schizophrenia and other psychotic problems. The second is neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s diseases.
An acute understanding of fundamental brain processes offers multiple windows of opportunity to leverage and enhance brain capacity, with three areas of focus:
First, TCCI is committed to studying the relationship and interaction between the brain and machine. Second, neural interfaces that can augment human capabilities. Third, research in neural mechanisms, cognition architectures and brain machine interfaces for artificial intelligence.