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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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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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Most Biomedical Research is Done on Male Animals. That’s a Public Health Problem.

Rebecca Shansky, assistant professor of psychology, was studying how rats handle stressful experiences when she noticed female rats respond differently.
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Adorno Earns GEM Fellowship for Biomedical Engineering PhD

Jonathan Adorno COS’19 came to Northeastern as a Torch Scholar, thinking he wanted to be a doctor. Now that he is preparing to graduate, he still wants to spend his…
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It’s Time To Correct Neuroscience Myths

Lisa Feldman Barrett, a psychology professor at Northeastern who has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, finds misinformation and myths about the brain everywhere. So she’s setting the record straight…
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