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The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

COGNITION AND NEUROSCIENCE PHD

In order to find out about ongoing research opportunities, search our faculty, and learn about admissions, please choose either the Cognitive Neuroscience or Systems Neuroscience track by selecting one of the two buttons below.

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Cognitive Neuroscience Track

Systems Neuroscience Track

What’s the Difference Between Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Tracks?

Cognitive neuroscience research in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) includes research in human psychology, including memory, perception, music and addiction. It is centered in our Department of Psychology and utilizes human neuroimaging tools such as MRI, EEG and PET. New students are directly admitted to a single research laboratory.

Systems neuroscience research in BBS focuses on neurobiological approaches in neuroscience, including molecular, cellular, and systems approaches in animal models and humans. Research foci include learning and memory, stress, addiction and pain. It is centered in our Department of Neuroscience. New students can rotate through multiple research laboratories or directly join a single laboratory.

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