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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Co-op in Puerto Rico expands student’s interest in environmental health

Earlier this year, behavioral neuroscience major Alejandro Rovira returned home to his native Puerto Rico for a transformative co-op experience. He performed extensive hands-on research to understand environmental health factors…
Rebecca Shansky presenting at the neuroscience talk.

Speed Science Talks Series: Building Bridges in Neuroscience

Last week, the College of Science hosted its second Speed Science Talks, this year with the theme of neuroscience. Eleven presentations were delivered from a variety of faculty members in…

Northeastern researchers discover fundamental rules for how the brain controls movement

The human brain is a mysterious supercomputer. Billions of neurons buzz within an intricate network that controls our every thought, feeling, and movement. And we’ve only just begun to understand…