Neuroimaging research simply cannot be done without an interdisciplinary approach.

From lab bench discoveries to treatments and therapies used in medical practice, scientific success lies at the end of a long road. This trail requires the communication and collaboration of many individuals from varied backgrounds; in many fields of complex modern science, this entails contributions from multiple team members with different kinds of expertise. For neuroimaging, research simply cannot be done without an interdisciplinary approach.


neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, neuropharmacologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, geneticists, molecular biologists, etc


the bridge in-between

Interdisciplinary research allows individuals from diverse scientific backgrounds to join together to solve problems. As they share ideas and create new knowledge, both individual scientists and their respective scientific disciplines grow and change. As seen to the left, brain scientists come from a variety of fields. They interact with one another and with imaging scientists, seen on the right. When these groups actively collaborate with each other, connections are established between a wide range of subfields. These bridges are also built and strengthened by people with expertise in biostatistics and bioinformatics. The products of all these interactions includes the development of tools that become widely used, such as software for image analysis, and the further development of new fields, such as neuroeconomics.


biomedical engineers, computer scientists, neuroradiologists, radiochemists, etc