Adventures in neurological space

Dr Steve Mayhew uses novel imaging techniques to navigate the outer limits of the brain. Ros Dodd learns more.

As a physics undergraduate back in 2002, Steve Mayhew’s ambition was to become a space scientist. But as time went on, he switched to a subject even more shrouded in mystery – the human brain.

During postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, Steve decided biological systems were more interesting and he became especially fascinated by the enormous challenge of understanding how the brain functions.