Cardiff University’s £44m brain image centre reaches important milestone – why is this important for hearing voices?

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) is set to open in spring 2016. Cardiff is the capital of Wales (Cymru).

The new £44 million brain research imaging centre has reached a major milestone in its construction.

Health Minister Mark Drakeford has marked the completion of the structural frame of the Cardiff University brain research imaging centre (Cubric) building by construction firm BAM.

Research carried out at the centre will help scientists understand the causes of brain conditions such as dementia, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis.

See the full article here.

Brain imaging techniques have been used to observe brain activity of people diagnosed with psychosis and people who hear voices and are not patients.  The scans showed that the brain patterns of both groups when hearing voices were the same. This is an important finding and you can read the full results of this research here.

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