Boston University

Brain, Behavior, and Cognition


640 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-Brain, Behavior, and Cognition

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The BBC graduate training program is designed rigorously prepare students for research and teaching careers in the following areas.

BRAIN - Neurophysiology and molecular biology of learning and memory. Animal models of neural dysfunction, developmental and adult neuropsychology. 
BEHAVIOR - Animal learning. Operant and respondent conditioning. Animal learning from an ethological perspective. Animal psychophysics. Behavioral pharmacology. 
COGNITION - Experimental work on visual perception and memory, psycholinguistics and cognitive development, as well as computational and mathematical modeling of cognitive abilities.
The BBC Program works on the apprenticeship model. Graduate students are trained by working with a faculty member on a research project. Occasionally, BBC students have worked with faculty from other programs and centers at the University, including the Center for Adaptive Systems and the Neurology, Anatomy, and Pharmacology Divisions within the Boston University School of Medicine.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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