Behavioral Neuroscience

Our primary objective is to draw together faculty and students who are interested in the interdisciplinary field of Behavioral Neuroscience, which focuses on brain mechanisms and how they give rise to behavioral functions in humans and animals.

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Programs

Behavioral Neuroscience combines the disciplines of biology and psychology with a strong background in other physical sciences and mathematics to provide a rigorous curriculum that prepares alumni for higher degree granting programs in graduate or medical school.

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What if people from different cultures and economic backgrounds have different brain wiring?

For decades, scientists have assumed that the brain circuitry for social behavior has developed over millions of years of evolution and is hardwired at birth. Based on this view of…
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Psychology professor Nancy Kim leverages experiential learning in new textbook

Kim's book delves into how we make decisions, how biases arise and can be avoided, and the science behind judgement, grounded in real life examples
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Your dog is a genius. You just don’t realize it.

Northeastern alumnus creates puzzles for cats and dogs, rewarding completed puzzles with treats!
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Sep 24th, 2018
Prof. Justin Crane of Northeastern University, Department of Biology presents: Metabolic mechanisms of skin aging and repair https://cos.northeastern.edu/faculty/justin-crane/
Oct 1st, 2018
Prof. Javier Apfeld of Northeastern University, Department of Biology presents: The brain regulates cellular damage and organismic resilience in the nematode C. elegans.” http://apfeldlab.strikingly.com/