NACS' Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC)

Made possible by a $2 million award from the NSF, the MNC will house a new fMRI scanner and the University's existing MEG, a combination that exists at only a couple of locations in the country. The center opens in Summer 2011.

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Welcome To NACS

The Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Maryland offers research and training opportunities in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience with internationally-renowned faculty who interact among three campuses: in Baltimore City, at Baltimore County and at College Park. Each campus offers graduate training leading to a Ph.D. degree.


The NACS Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC) Center exponentially advances the university's already considerable capacity for research on the human brain. learn more >>>

News Highlights
04/16/15 Congratulations to NACS Assistant Director Pam Komarek!
Pam Komarek has received the 2015 Outstanding Staff Award from the College of Behavioral and Social Science (BSOS). This award recognizes employees whose efforts have been extraordinary and who provide invaluable daily support to students, faculty, and administrators.

04/07/15 Language Science Center receives NSF Training Grant!
The University of Maryland's Language Science Center (LSC) will receive a $3M grant, which is the first cohort of awards through the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) program. read more >

04/01/15 NACS Students Awarded NSF Fellowship
NACS students Ruilong Hu and Srikanth Padmala have been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). In addition, NACS student Amritha Mallikarjun received an Honorable Mention for her proposal. read more >

03/25/15 Congratulations to Clare Sengupta!
NACS student Clare Sengupta was named a 2015-2016 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) scholar. The ARCS Foundation is a national organization that provides scholarships to U.S. graduates and undergraduates who study in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine. read more >

03/11/15 Jonathan Simon awarded NIH R01 grant!
NACS faculty Jonathan Simon was awarded an NIH R01 grant, "Auditory Scene Analysis and Temporal Cortical Computations." The research will further the understanding of how people are able to focus on an individual speaker in an environment with many sounds and voices. read more >

12/22/14 Catherine Carr and colleagues' paper top 5 most-read article in JEB in 2014
Catherine Carr and her colleagues' paper titled, "Biophysics of directional hearing in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)," is ranked the top 5 most read research article of 2014 in the Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB). read more >

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Joshua Corbin, Embryonic developmental programs for the establishment of mammalian limbic system circuitry and behavior read more >

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04/25/15 - Maryland Day read more >

04/30/15 - NACS Student Seminar: Clare Sengupta read more >

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