Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

The brain gives rise to our thoughts, behaviors, emotions, even our sense of self. In a manner of speaking, it makes decisions, pays attention, learns, and holds onto our memories. Cognitive and behavioral neuroscientists reveal the neural substrates that underlie these mental processes and delve into how they are disrupted in neurological disorders.

Scientists at NYU use advanced imaging techniques, such as fMRI, in combination with behavioral assessments and computational modeling to better understand how the brain uses information to produce memories, language, and mental processes.

Find out more about our cognitive and behavioral neuroscientists.