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Esther Chacón & Silvia Lorrio

Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI)
Phone: +34 608 11 46 14


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Call for Proposals for Multinational and Translational Research Projects on Bidirectional Brain-Body Interactions

Maintenance, improvement, and restoration of human brain health are of fundamental importance and a worldwide priority. It has become increasingly evident that bidirectional communication between the central nervous system and the body has significant implications for maintaining both homeostatic and brain function. Abnormalities in brain–body interaction linked to genetic, environmental or lifestyle factors encompass a wide range of conditions affecting millions worldwide. Dysregulation of the brain-body axis can potentially contribute to or exacerbate various neurological and psychiatric disorders. The estimated prevalence can vary significantly depending on factors such as geographic location, population demographics, and advancements in medical diagnosis.

The study of bidirectional interactions between the central nervous system and the body is an emerging field of research that holds the potential to enhance our understanding of often overlooked pathophysiological processes involved in common neurological and psychiatric disorders. Expanding our current knowledge in this area is crucial as it serves as the initial step towards the development of therapeutic and preventive approaches aimed at preserving and improving brain health on a global scale.

The 'Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research' (NEURON) has been established under the ERA-NET scheme of the European Commission ( The ERA-NET NEURON aims to coordinate and optimize research efforts and funding programmes of its partner countries/regions in the field of mental, neurological, and sensory disorders. Under the umbrella of NEURON, a joint transnational call (JTC 2024) in the field of bidirectional brain-body interactions is launched in 2024.

Funded projects