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Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience

The Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY takes as its domain the neural basis of behavioral and mental processes, from species-typical behavior to cognition. This program brings together faculty from several CUNY campuses to provide interdisciplinary doctoral training across a broad range of research areas within neuroscience. The Program provides both broad and individualized focused training to a selected group of doctoral students. These students will have scholarly and research interactions with a distinguished faculty, utilizing a wide range of research methods at several levels of analysis from single-neuron electrophysiology, through behavioral measurement and control, to procedures for neural imaging during cognitive processes. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, taught by faculty from both Biology and Psychology and will provide a strong, common foundation in molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. Unique features of this program are the breadth of training, the involvement of faculty from several disciplines, and a concern with preparing students for careers in both neuroscience research and university teaching.

The listing below highlights research areas common to several faculty members who could provide both breadth and specialization of training:

Animal Behavior and Neuroethology
Behavioral and Neuropharmacology
Cognitive Neuroscience and Functional Neuroimaging
Motor Control and Mechanisms of Sensorimotor Integration
Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Motivation and Learning
Neuroendocrine Mechanisms and Behavior
Neuroscience of Brain Disease and Disorder
Sensory and Neural Mechanisms of Perception

Peter Serrano

Associate Professor
Hunter College, North Building