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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Here’s how you can ‘feel better, think better, and sleep better’

Studies show that sitting too much can raise your risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. But getting up to walk around your block, dance to your favorite song, or do chores…
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What if pictures of your brain could predict schizophrenia?

Northeastern neuroscientist Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli has found that a particular pattern of brain activity may be an early sign of schizophrenia.
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This neuroscientist wants to change how we diagnose and treat mental illness

Imagine that a doctor could know which treatment would best help a patient with depression, anxiety, or some other mental illness by taking a picture of the person’s brain, not…
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