Molecular Neuroscience Department: Description and generation of dendritic morphology, hippocampus, human memory, neuron classification, semantic maps
The study of synchronization in populations of coupled oscillators, the individual and collective dynamics of neurons in the brain, the fundamental dynamical mechanisms that underlie normal cognitive processing and pathological conditions such as epilepsy
Molecular Neuroscience Department: Computational and experimental approaches to the biophysical and biochemical mechanisms of long term memory storage, understanding the cellular and molecular events underlying the discrimination of spatio-temporal patterns by neurons
Patient-specific computational fluid dynamics modeling of blood flows in cerebral arteries and aneurysms; understanding the role of hemodynamics in the mechanisms responsible for aneurysm initiation, growth and rupture; risk assessment; and medical device modeling (flow diverters).
Neural substrates of memory, neural and cognitive development, stress and behavioral control, real-time brain activity focus in a multidisciplinary setting
The role of metals in learning, including fear conditioning and Alzheimer's disease.
Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Genetic modulation of cognitive and brain aging, interventions for cognitive aging (behavioral and non-invasive brain stimulation).
Experimental statistics and methods, emotion and individual differences, political economy
Cellular signaling, calcium dynamics, cardiac excitation-contraction coupling, mitochondrial signaling and energy metabolism, high performance computing, computational modeling
Sensory integration, Sensorimotor learning and control, Computational modeling, Eye – hand coordination, Visual perception
Proteomic organization, evolution of signaling networks in neurons
Molecular simulations of protein aggregation and interactions of proteins with cellular membranes implicated in Alzheimer’s disease
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience: Social Cognition & Prosocial Behaviors
Experimental economics, economics theory, industrial organization
Executive control, performance monitoring, selective attention
The engineering of novel implantable devices and electrodes, assistive technology including methods of interfacing electronics that are under human control
Visual attention, eye movements, working memory, attentional control, brain plasticity, and cognitive training
Vertebrate brain evolution and development
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: The effects of adolescent drug consumption, especially nicotine.
Nonlinear dynamics with application to neuroscience
Examining how we recognize human movement and make sense of other peoples' actions and how this can be applied in specialized settings such as surveillance and in conditions in which human movement recognition may be impaired.