Department of Neuroscience

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The Department of Neuroscience has annual research funding of nearly $29 million and is ranked number six in the United States for NIH research funding. Research interests of the department include information processing in visual, auditory, and vestibular systems; neural mechanisms mediating higher nervous system functions, including perception, learning, memory, attention, and decision making; development and regeneration in the central and peripheral nervous system; and the development of new technologies to read and stimulate neural activity, including functional magnetic neuroimaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and two-photon microscopy. The department includes two Strategic Research Centers at BCM, Memory and Behavior Research Center and the Center for Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence. The Neuroscience Graduate Program College of Medicine is a top-tier program that marries interdisciplinary science with other fields such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, medicine and allied disciplines, philosophy, physics, and psychology.

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Education

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Our faculty are committed to creating a well-rounded and complete educational experience to train the next generation of neuroscientists.

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Research

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Our department faculty conduct research on a wide range of neuroscience related areas.

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Neuroscience in the News

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Read the latest research news as well as faculty honors from the Department of Neuroscience.

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Graduate Program Students

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The Neuroscience Graduate Program of advanced study of the nervous system prepares doctoral students for careers in independent research and teaching in neurobiology.

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