b'Strategic Plan 2020 252 Research ThemesResearch groups engaged at multiple levels ofinvestigation and enquiry coalesce into integralresearch themes. This enables interaction,expansion and translation of new knowledgeachieved by coordinating approaches, exchangingideas, collaborating where appropriate andsharing tools, techniques and other resourcesamong participating research groups. The thematic areas also serve to readily connectexpertise within TCIN with academic andindustrial programs of larger scale. The collectivegoals are to: (i) understand brain systems that giverise to cognition and behavior; (ii) identify newtargets, diagnostics and technologies for theprevention and treatment of brain disorders anddiseases; and (iii) engage in translationalneuroscience by exploiting findings of preclinicalstudies for application to clinical disorders.6'