Nerve, Brain and Behaviour (NBB) is a multidisciplinary research unit consisting of several enthusiastic neuroscientists and their laboratories, all experts in their field. We look at nerves, spinal cords and brains and cover many aspects of the nervous system from structure to function, evolution and disease. We use a variety of in vitro and in vivo techniques, as well as behavioural tests.
The NBB Group includes: Brain, Blood Pressure and Stress Research; Molecular Neuroscience; Neuropathic Pain Research; Neuropharmacology and Brain Injury Research; and Comparative Neuroanatomical and Neuropathological Research.
Associate Professor Pascal Carrive
T: +61 2 9385 246
Project main description:
Emotional stress triggers physiological reactions that affect our heart and blood pressure. For people with a weak or failing heart, this can lead to stroke and death. This project explores the effects and the sites of action in the brain of two different types drugs that could potentially reduce or prevent such accidents. Unlike the drugs that are currently in use, these two drugs act directly in the parts of the brain that control cardiovascular responses to emotional stress.