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Core Research Facilities

Confocal hippocampal

The Center's new Confocal Microscopy Core Facility enables 3-D visualization of cells and structures in the nervous system as represented in this image of neuron derived from the hippocampus, a brain structure important for memory.

An Echo-MRI magnetic resonance imaging machine permits rapid, whole body scans of live, awake rats and mice to assess fat mass, lean tissue, fluid composition without stressing or compromising the behavioral competence of the animals.

Neuroscience research

Center scientists now have a state-of-the-art core facility for optogenetic interrogation of neurons and neural circuits by using laser and LEDs to activate or deactivate neurons at the highest degree of temporal and spatial resolution.

The new Cognitive Neuroscience Core Facility enables Center researchers to study the human brain and nervous system with advanced electroencephalographic (EEG), galvanic skin response (GSR) and other techniques.


Save the date! The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience will be hosting the symposium, "Sex Differences: From Neuroscience to the Clinic and Beyond", April 20-21st.

Drs. Alan Silverberg and Maria Gomez-Serrano have been awarded an R15 from NIMH for their proposed work, "Experimental Tests of the Adequecy of Rat Models of Human Empathy". Congratulations!

Contact information

Please direct inquiries about the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience to:

Terry L. Davidson
Director, Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Asbury 334
4400 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20016

Bernadette Storey-Laubach

Coordinator, Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Asbury 224
4400 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20016