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Cognition and Behavior

Cognition and Behavior is a fascinating field that seeks to understand the neural basis of behavior and cognition. It combines the study of neural systems and circuits with behavioral and cognitive approaches, helping us to better understand how the brain works with our thoughts, feelings, and actions. 

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w.bainbridge

Wilma Bainbridge

Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology
Akram Bakkour

Akram Bakkour

Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology
Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Professor
Chair, Dept of Psychology
Department: Psychology
Erika Claud, PhD

Erika Claud

Professor
Director, Neonatology Research
Department: Pediatrics
Marlene Cohen

Marlene Cohen

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Harriet de Wit

Harriet de Wit

Professor
Department: Psychiatry
Jean Decety

Jean Decety

Irving B. Harris Professor
Department: Psychology
Brent Doiron

Brent Doiron

Henrich Kluver Professor
Chair, Committee on Computational Neuroscience
Department: Neurobiology
Molly Erickson, PhD

Molly Erickson

Assistant Professor
Department: Psychiatry
Joseph Fink

Joseph Fink

Associate Professor
Department: Psychiatry
Aaron Fox

Aaron Fox

Professor
Department: Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences
David Freedman

David Freedman

Professor
Acting Chair, Dept of Neurobiology
Department: Neurobiology
David Gallo

David Gallo

Professor
Department: Psychology
SGM

Susan Goldin-Meadow

Bearsdley Ruml Professor
Department: Psychology
Stephanie Groman

Stephanie Groman

Assistant Professor
Department: Anesthesiology
Melina Hale

Melina Hale

William Rainey Harper Professor
Dean of the College
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Matt Kaufman

Matthew Kaufman

Assistant Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Leslie Kay

Leslie Kay

Professor
Department: Psychology
Sarah Keedy

Sarah Keedy

Associate Professor
Department: Psychiatry
Andrea King

Andrea King

Professor
Department: Psychiatry
Yuan Chang Leong, PhD

Yuan Chang Leong

Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology
Susan Cohen Levine

Susan Cohen Levine

Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor
Department: Psychology
Sarah London

Sarah London

Associate Professor
Chair, Integrative Neuroscience Program
Department: Psychology
Daniel Margoliash

Daniel Margoliash

Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Peggy Mason

Peggy Mason

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
John Maunsell

John Maunsell

Albert D. Lasker Professor
Director, Neuroscience Institute
Department: Neurobiology
Mcgehee

Daniel McGehee

Professor
Chair, Committee on Neurobiology
Department: Anesthesiology
Greg

Greg Norman

Associate Professor
Department: Psychology
howard nusbaum

Howard Nusbaum

Stella M. Rowley Professor
Director, Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom
Department: Psychology
Anne-Marie Oswald

Anne-Marie Oswald

Associate Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Brian Prendergast

Brian Prendergast

Professor
Department: Psychology
Ragsdale

Clifton Ragsdale

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
monica rosenberg

Monica Rosenberg

Associate Professor
Chair, Cognition Program
Department: Psychology
Leo

Vernon Leo Towle

Professor
Department: Neurology
van Drongelen

Wim van Drongelen

Professor of Pediatrics-Neurology
Department: Pediatrics
Ed Vogel

Edward Vogel

Professor
Department: Psychology
Joel Voss

Joel Voss

Professor
Department: Neurology
Peter warnke

Peter Warnke

Professor
Department: Surgery
Jennifer Wildes

Jennifer Wildes

Associate Professor
Department: Psychiatry
Jai Yu

Jai Yu

Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology
Xiaoxi Zhuang

Xiaoxi Zhuang

Professor of Neurobiology and Neurology
Department: Neurobiology
mouse neurons

Cellular and Molecular

It focuses on the study of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the structure and function of the nervous system. It involves investigating the fundamental processes that occur within individual neurons and the interactions between neurons, as well as the mechanisms that govern neural development, plasticity, and disease. 

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Demet Arac

Demet Araç-Ozkan

Associate Professor
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
robert carrillo

Robert Carrillo

Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Basic Science
Department: Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
Satish Chitneni

Satish Chitneni

Associate Professor
Department: Radiology
Erika Claud, PhD

Erika Claud

Professor
Director, Neonatology Research
Department: Pediatrics
Ruth Anne Eatock

Ruth Anne Eatock

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Aaron Fox

Aaron Fox

Professor
Department: Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences
Christopher Gomez

Christopher M. Gomez

Albina Y. Surbis Professor
Department: Neurology
William Green

William Green

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Melina Hale

Melina Hale

William Rainey Harper Professor
Dean of the College
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Christian Hansel

Christian Hansel

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Cassandra Hayne

Cassandra Hayne

Assistant Professor
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Elizabeth Heckscher

Elizabeth Heckscher

Associate Professor
Department: Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
Robert Ho

Robert Ho

Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Bobby Kasthuri

Narayanan "Bobby" Kasthuri

Associate Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Sarah King

Sarah King

Assistant Professor
Department: Chemistry
Richard Kraig

Richard Kraig

William D. Mabie Professor
Department: Neurology
Paschalis Kratsios

Paschalis Kratsios

Associate Professor
Co-Director of Center for Motor Neuron Disease
Department: Neurobiology
Yamuna Krishnan

Yamuna Krishnan

Louis Block Professor
Department: Chemistry
Maclean

Jason MacLean

Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience
Department: Neurobiology
Jeremy Marks

Jeremy Marks

Associate Professor
Department: Pediatrics
Mcgehee

Daniel McGehee

Professor
Chair, Committee on Neurobiology
Department: Anesthesiology
Nelson

Deborah Nelson

Professor
Department: Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences
Engin Ozkan

Engin Ozkan

Associate Professor
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Eduardo Perozo

Eduardo Perozo

Lillian Eichelberger Cannon Professor
Director, Center for Mechanical Excitability
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Nanduri Prabhakar

Nanduri Prabhakar

Harold Hines Jr. Professor
Department: Medicine
Brian Prendergast

Brian Prendergast

Professor
Department: Psychology
Prince

Victoria Prince

Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Ragsdale

Clifton Ragsdale

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Anthony Reder

Anthony Reder

Professor
Department: Neurology
Raymond Roos

Raymond Roos

Marjorie and Robert E. Straus Professor in Neurologic Science
Co-Director of Center for Motor Neuron Disease
Department: Neurology
Eric Schwartz

Eric Schwartz

Professor
Department: Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences
Betty Soliven

Betty Soliven

Professor
Department: Neurology
Wei-Jen Tang

Wei-Jen Tang

Professor
Department: Ben May Department
Ming Xu

Ming Xu

Professor
Department: Anesthesiology
Xiaochang Zhang

Xiaochang Zhang

Assistant Professor
Department: Human Genetics
Xiaoxi Zhuang

Xiaoxi Zhuang

Professor of Neurobiology and Neurology
Department: Neurobiology
neurons

Computation and Theory

Computation and Theory is an interdisciplinary field that combines computer science, mathematics, and neuroscience to study the brain and its functions. It uses computational models to simulate brain processes and provides insights into how the brain processes information and how it can be affected by certain conditions or diseases. 

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Yali Amit

Yali Amit

Professor
Department: Statistics
Ed Awh

Edward Awh

Professor
Chair, Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Program
Department: Psychology
Marlene Cohen

Marlene Cohen

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Brent Doiron

Brent Doiron

Henrich Kluver Professor
Chair, Committee on Computational Neuroscience
Department: Neurobiology
David Freedman

David Freedman

Professor
Acting Chair, Dept of Neurobiology
Department: Neurobiology
NICHOLAS G. HATSOPOULOS, PHD

Nicholas Hatsopoulos

Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Xin He

Xin He

Associate Professor
Department: Human Genetics
Jorge Jaramillo

Jorge Jaramillo

Assistant Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Bobby Kasthuri

Narayanan "Bobby" Kasthuri

Associate Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Matt Kaufman

Matthew Kaufman

Assistant Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Leslie Kay

Leslie Kay

Professor
Department: Psychology
John Maunsell

John Maunsell

Albert D. Lasker Professor
Director, Neuroscience Institute
Department: Neurobiology
Ramon Nogueira

Ramon Nogueira

Assistant Professor
Department: Neurobiology
howard nusbaum

Howard Nusbaum

Stella M. Rowley Professor
Director, Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom
Department: Psychology
Anne-Marie Oswald

Anne-Marie Oswald

Associate Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Stephanie Palmer

Stephanie Palmer

Associate Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Benoit Roux, PhD

Benoit Roux

Amgen Professor
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mark Sheffield

Mark Sheffield

Assistant Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Steven Shevell

Steven Shevell

Eliakam Hastings Moore Professor
Department: Psychology
Leo

Vernon Leo Towle

Professor
Department: Neurology
van Drongelen

Wim van Drongelen

Professor of Pediatrics-Neurology
Department: Pediatrics
Ed Vogel

Edward Vogel

Professor
Department: Psychology
Wei Wei

Wei Wei

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Jai Yu

Jai Yu

Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology
Zhuzhu Zhang

Zhuzhu Zhang

Assistant Professor
Department: Human Genetics
neurons

Development and Plasticity

Developmental and Plasticity is a branch of cognitive neuroscience that focuses on how the brain changes and adapts in response to experiences during development. It explores how early experiences shape the neural circuits that underlie behavior and cognition, and how these circuits can be modified throughout the lifespan. 

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Demet Arac

Demet Araç-Ozkan

Associate Professor
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
robert carrillo

Robert Carrillo

Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Basic Science
Department: Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
Erika Claud, PhD

Erika Claud

Professor
Director, Neonatology Research
Department: Pediatrics
Jean Decety

Jean Decety

Irving B. Harris Professor
Department: Psychology
A. Garcia

Alfredo Garcia

Associate Professor
Department: Medicine
William Green

William Green

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Christian Hansel

Christian Hansel

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Elizabeth Heckscher

Elizabeth Heckscher

Associate Professor
Department: Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
Bobby Kasthuri

Narayanan "Bobby" Kasthuri

Associate Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Kate Keenan

Kate Keenan

Professor
Department: Psychiatry
Richard Kraig

Richard Kraig

William D. Mabie Professor
Department: Neurology
Susan Cohen Levine

Susan Cohen Levine

Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor
Department: Psychology
Sarah London

Sarah London

Associate Professor
Chair, Integrative Neuroscience Program
Department: Psychology
Maclean

Jason MacLean

Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience
Department: Neurobiology
Daniel Margoliash

Daniel Margoliash

Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Nelson

Deborah Nelson

Professor
Department: Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences
howard nusbaum

Howard Nusbaum

Stella M. Rowley Professor
Director, Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom
Department: Psychology
Engin Ozkan

Engin Ozkan

Associate Professor
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Prince

Victoria Prince

Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Ragsdale

Clifton Ragsdale

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Xiaochang Zhang

Xiaochang Zhang

Assistant Professor
Department: Human Genetics
neuron

Translational and Clinical

It aims to understand the neural basis of various diseases and disorders affecting the brain and nervous system. It combines the study of neural systems and circuits with clinical and pathological approaches, helping us to gain insights into the causes, mechanisms, and potential treatments of these conditions. 

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Demet Arac

Demet Araç-Ozkan

Associate Professor
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Issam Awad

Issam Awad

John Harper Seeley Professor of Neurological Sciences
Director, Neurovascular Surgery
Department: Surgery
Satish Chitneni

Satish Chitneni

Associate Professor
Department: Radiology
Jean Decety

Jean Decety

Irving B. Harris Professor
Department: Psychology
Joseph Fink

Joseph Fink

Associate Professor
Department: Psychiatry
David Gallo

David Gallo

Professor
Department: Psychology
Christopher Gomez

Christopher M. Gomez

Albina Y. Surbis Professor
Department: Neurology
William Green

William Green

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Cassandra Hayne

Cassandra Hayne

Assistant Professor
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Xin He

Xin He

Associate Professor
Department: Human Genetics
Sarah Keedy

Sarah Keedy

Associate Professor
Department: Psychiatry
Richard Kraig

Richard Kraig

William D. Mabie Professor
Department: Neurology
Paschalis Kratsios

Paschalis Kratsios

Associate Professor
Co-Director of Center for Motor Neuron Disease
Department: Neurobiology
Jeremy Marks

Jeremy Marks

Associate Professor
Department: Pediatrics
Mastrianni

James Mastrianni

Professor
Department: Neurology
Nelson

Deborah Nelson

Professor
Department: Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences
Douglas Nordli

Douglas Nordli

Professor
Department: Pediatrics
Greg

Greg Norman

Associate Professor
Department: Psychology
Nanduri Prabhakar

Nanduri Prabhakar

Harold Hines Jr. Professor
Department: Medicine
Anthony Reder

Anthony Reder

Professor
Department: Neurology
Raymond Roos

Raymond Roos

Marjorie and Robert E. Straus Professor in Neurologic Science
Co-Director of Center for Motor Neuron Disease
Department: Neurology
Sangram Sisodia

Sangram Sisodia

Thomas A. Reynolds Sr. Family Professor
Professor of Neurology
Department: Neurobiology
Betty Soliven

Betty Soliven

Professor
Department: Neurology
Leo

Vernon Leo Towle

Professor
Department: Neurology
van Drongelen

Wim van Drongelen

Professor of Pediatrics-Neurology
Department: Pediatrics
Joel Voss

Joel Voss

Professor
Department: Neurology
Peter warnke

Peter Warnke

Professor
Department: Surgery
Jennifer Wildes

Jennifer Wildes

Associate Professor
Department: Psychiatry
Xiaochang Zhang

Xiaochang Zhang

Assistant Professor
Department: Human Genetics
Xiaoxi Zhuang

Xiaoxi Zhuang

Professor of Neurobiology and Neurology
Department: Neurobiology
circuits

Systems and Circuits

It studies the nervous system and its circuits to better understand how they function together to generate behavior and cognition. It explores the complex interactions between neurons and brain regions, shedding light on the fundamental mechanisms underlying our thoughts, actions, and feelings. 

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Ed Awh

Edward Awh

Professor
Chair, Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Program
Department: Psychology
robert carrillo

Robert Carrillo

Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Basic Science
Department: Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
Jean Decety

Jean Decety

Irving B. Harris Professor
Department: Psychology
Brent Doiron

Brent Doiron

Henrich Kluver Professor
Chair, Committee on Computational Neuroscience
Department: Neurobiology
Ruth Anne Eatock

Ruth Anne Eatock

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
David Freedman

David Freedman

Professor
Acting Chair, Dept of Neurobiology
Department: Neurobiology
David Gallo

David Gallo

Professor
Department: Psychology
Melina Hale

Melina Hale

William Rainey Harper Professor
Dean of the College
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Christian Hansel

Christian Hansel

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
NICHOLAS G. HATSOPOULOS, PHD

Nicholas Hatsopoulos

Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Elizabeth Heckscher

Elizabeth Heckscher

Associate Professor
Department: Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
Bobby Kasthuri

Narayanan "Bobby" Kasthuri

Associate Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Matt Kaufman

Matthew Kaufman

Assistant Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Leslie Kay

Leslie Kay

Professor
Department: Psychology
Sarah Keedy

Sarah Keedy

Associate Professor
Department: Psychiatry
Richard Kraig

Richard Kraig

William D. Mabie Professor
Department: Neurology
Peter Littlewood

Peter Littlewood

Professor
Chair, Dept of Physics
Department: Physics
Sarah London

Sarah London

Associate Professor
Chair, Integrative Neuroscience Program
Department: Psychology
Maclean

Jason MacLean

Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience
Department: Neurobiology
Daniel Margoliash

Daniel Margoliash

Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Peggy Mason

Peggy Mason

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
John Maunsell

John Maunsell

Albert D. Lasker Professor
Director, Neuroscience Institute
Department: Neurobiology
Mcgehee

Daniel McGehee

Professor
Chair, Committee on Neurobiology
Department: Anesthesiology
Greg

Greg Norman

Associate Professor
Department: Psychology
howard nusbaum

Howard Nusbaum

Stella M. Rowley Professor
Director, Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom
Department: Psychology
Anne-Marie Oswald

Anne-Marie Oswald

Associate Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Stephanie Palmer

Stephanie Palmer

Associate Professor
Department: Organismal Biology & Anatomy
Nanduri Prabhakar

Nanduri Prabhakar

Harold Hines Jr. Professor
Department: Medicine
Brian Prendergast

Brian Prendergast

Professor
Department: Psychology
Ragsdale

Clifton Ragsdale

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Mark Sheffield

Mark Sheffield

Assistant Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Murray Sherman

Murray Sherman

Maurice Goldblatt Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Leo

Vernon Leo Towle

Professor
Department: Neurology
van Drongelen

Wim van Drongelen

Professor of Pediatrics-Neurology
Department: Pediatrics
Peter warnke

Peter Warnke

Professor
Department: Surgery
Wei Wei

Wei Wei

Professor
Department: Neurobiology
Jai Yu

Jai Yu

Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology
Zhuzhu Zhang

Zhuzhu Zhang

Assistant Professor
Department: Human Genetics
Xiaoxi Zhuang

Xiaoxi Zhuang

Professor of Neurobiology and Neurology
Department: Neurobiology