An extension to Oxford University’s brain activity centre has been planned at Headington’s Warneford Hospital.

The university has submitted an application to Oxford City Council to extend the Oxford Centre for Brain Activity on Monday.

The council has approved the application, which will feature a first-floor and two-storey extension to the centre, in the Warneford Hospital grounds. The centre uses state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques to track brain activity to the millisecond.

Research being carried out includes the health of the brain during the ageing process.