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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You’re a Baby. Your Parent just Threw a Slice of Cheese at You. Now What?

People all over the world are throwing slices of American cheese (which are pretty sticky, it turns out) at their unsuspecting babies, filming the babies’ reactions, and posting the videos…
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You Want To Manage Your Anger Better. Your Brain Wants You to Stay Alive. Here’s How You Can Do Both.

Can you discern the differences among all the subtle shades of your anger? Lisa Feldman Barrett explains how emotion and the brain are linked.
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What Can Ballet Dancers Teach Us About Balance?

Biology Professor Dagmar Sternad takes a deeper look at the human body's ability to balance.
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Mar 25th, 2019
Week's List of Events: Monday (3/25): Featured Speaker: Dr. Peter Grinspoon, MD 7-8:30 p.m. 102 WVG Tuesday (3/26): Narcan Training - Free training 6-7 p.m. 105 BK Wednesday (3/27) Keynote…
Mar 27th, 2019
Keynote Address with Dr. Jodi Gilman "From Opiates to Cannabis: The Neurobiology of Addiction" 7-8:30 p.m. Afterhours (catering by Rebecca's)