A Hub of Research Excellence
Nationally and internationally, behavioral neuroscientists are tackling the most complex problems related to both normal and abnormal behavior. As part of this community, the faculty members of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience strive to achieve the highest standards for research on the processes and substrates that underlie normal behavior and on the pathologies that lead to behavioral dysfunction. There is little doubt about the importance of this work. Disorders of the brain and behavior, including obesity, depression, addiction and cognitive dementia, are currently among the most costly, pernicious, and widespread threats to human health and quality of life. To address these and other important problems, the members of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience have joined together to form a hub of research excellence that encompasses four broad and interrelated research themes. Consistent with a multi-disciplinary perspective, many of the center's members have research programs that span more than one of these areas.