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September 08, 2020
September 07, 2020
Researchers in this area attempt to understand how the brain’s cells and biochemistry support its function. Research in this area includes cell metabolism, membrane physiology, protein synthesis and transport, and changes in cellular and molecular structure and function with genetics, epigenetics, experience, disorders, or disease.
These researchers study disorders and diseases of the mind and the central nervous system, including anxiety disorders, autism, dementia, stroke, schizophrenia, mood disorders, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, hearing loss, vision loss, and others.
Cognition & Behaviour
Cognitive neuroscience involves relating human behaviour and cognition -- in all its richness and complexity -- to the mind and brain.
Computational Brain Science
These researchers develop and employ mathematical and algorithmic tools to develop and test models that increase our understanding of brain processes, behaviour and cognition.
Development & Aging
Researchers in this area study trajectories of change in behaviour and cognition with age and experience. Adaptation to, and compensation for, challenges such as brain damage and atypical sensory function is also studied.
These researchers develop and employ diverse methods such as magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, electroencephalography and near infrared spectroscopy to study how the brain works in living creatures.
Motivation, Emotion & Arousal
These researchers study reward and motivation systems, emotional regulation, interactions between emotion and cognition, and states of arousal, including sleep and consciousness.
Perception & Action
These researchers study how information from the world is detected and used for behaviour and cognition, and the processes underlying reflexive and intentional movement.
These researchers leverage the precision and specificity possible with animal models to study the algorithms and circuits underlying behaviour and cognition.