Our researchers who study cellular and molecular neuroscience use state-of-the art experimental techniques to investigate the molecular machinery driving the development, plasticity, and degeneration of the nervous system.
The study of the interactions between emotion and cognition are fundamental to the study of human behavior. All aspects of basic cognition, from perception to memory, to learning may be studied within the social and emotional context.
Theoretical and computational approaches are playing an increasingly important role in the study of brain and behavior, helping to bridge the wide gap between our understanding of neural mechanisms and cognitive phenomena.
One strength of the NACS program is emphasis on understanding typical neural development. Gene-environment interactions during development underlie establishment of circuits that mediate sensory, cognitive, emotional & social behaviors.
The main research objective of researchers is to bridge the gap between theoretical, computational, psychological and neuroscientific models of language. Students are encouraged to pursue close connections between these different approaches.
Sensory-motor integration takes the view that in many aspects of behavior, motor actions and sensory processing are inextricably linked. Examples include: walking, talking, singing, grasping, standing, etc.