Our program has a central focus in training scholars and professors of cognitive neuroscience, a rapidly growing research area in psychology. Thus, our primary goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to function as academic and research psychologists.
We maintain a strong emphasis on learning basic neuroanatomy and physiology, cognitive neuroscience research methodologies (including MRI, TMS, EEG and other electrophysiological measures), and analytic skills and neural bases of psychology and psychopathology.
We have a strong developmental cognitive neuroscience representation, with significant overlap with the Developmental Science and Clinical Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology programs. Adult cognitive neuroscience and comparative research in avian species, non-human primates, rodents, and pigs are also represented. There is a strong representation in neuroinformatics research in collaboration with faculty in the Department of Physics.