Innate threat detection circuits in the superior colliculus co-ordinate respiratory and cardiovascular responses to visua stimuli

    Project: Research

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    Our surroundings affect our bodies: light pollution, traffic, and aircraft noise all significantly affect cardiovascular health. This project will investigate interactions between brain systems that subconsciously scan our surroundings for interesting or threatening features, and those that co-ordinate the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. We will generate new knowledge that describes how the brain detects danger and translates this into signals that contribute to cardiovascular risk.
    Effective start/end date1/07/2130/06/24