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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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The Science of Movement

How do we move elegantly? How do we balance? Dagmar Sternad is studying ballet dancers to discover the science of movement.
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The Program That’s Training the Students who could Transform Cancer Treatment

Northeastern graduates work at the upstart company Outcomes4Me, where they’re developing a mobile app that delivers personalized treatment information to people with breast cancer.
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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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