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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.

Announcements

In the news: Professor Terry Davidson spoke with the LA Times about how the Western diet can affect learning and memory.

Save the date! The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience will be hosting its Annual Retreat Thursday, August 24th, 2017.

Dr. Kathleen Holton has been awarded a 3-year Department of Defense Treatment Evaluation Award to evaluate whether glutamate excitotoxicity may be playing a role in the chronic neurological symptoms of Gulf War Illness (GWI). 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
202-885-6541
terryd@american.edu


Bernadette Storey-Laubach

Coordinator, Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Asbury 224
4400 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20016
202-885-1596  
storeyla@american.edu