Centre for Brain Research

Technological Innovation - Using fMRI technology to reveal drug potential in psychological research
Clinical Innovation - Recovery-focused stroke research that enables people to reach their full functional potential.
Community Footprint - Exciting world-leading research will help get Kiwi’s out of wheelchairs and back on their feet!
CBR Scientific Advisory Board Panel Discussion

Working together to improve lives

Our unique model of neuroscience fosters collaboration across the entire University of Auckland. Scientists, doctors and students work at every level; from the laboratory to the clinic to whānau and the community, enabling us to provide novel insights on how the brain stimulates, controls and interacts with the rest of the body. As we unlock the secrets of the brain we have the potential to change the lives of people living with neurological disease.


  • Could you be hypnotised?
    03 July 2017
    A team of neuroscientists led by Associate Professor Greg Anson, Professor Winston Byblow and Associate Professor Jim Stinear are recruiting healthy right-handed individuals between 18 and 40 years old for a study of motor imagery and hypnosis.
  • How is your brain wired?
    29 May 2017
    Sensory processing, brain plasticity and ageing volunteers needed.
  • New tinnitus research study needs participants
    20 September 2016
    This study aims to discover the potential changes in tinnitus perception following different types of sound stimulation.
  • Hearts and Minds
    15 August 2017
    Our cognitive neuroscientist collaborators are looking for volunteers to participate in a brain imaging research study.
  • Gavel Club for people with aphasia needs volunteers
    23 January 2017
    In the powerful words of one Gavel Club member; “The Gavel Club and its volunteers have helped to rebuild my world.” Contribute to a group that personifies recovery-in-action now!
  • Participants needed for a study of the effects of addiction on the brain
    21 September 2016
    We are looking for volunteers to join our latest research study. Our exciting new venture already has ethics approval and involves using fMRI to measure the effects of addition on the brain.