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The Cognitive Neuroscience (CN) doctoral program in the Department of Psychology provides students with a breadth of knowledge in the general study of the relations between the structure and activity of the brain and its function in generating integrated, adaptive behavioural responses. Cognitive Neuroscientists are most likely to use methods that focus on the role played by large neuronal systems in the orchestration of behaviour. Such methods could include the analysis of the effects of natural (human) or experimental (animal) lesions, electrophysiological methods for recording the summed activity of large numbers of neurons (evoked potentials, EEG) or imaging methods (PET, functional MRI). The goal of our program is to produce scholars who can take positions as Cognitive Neuroscientists in academic departments, but some of our graduates have obtained interesting positions in non-university settings (hospitals, research institutes, and pharmaceutical companies). Our program has a strong emphasis on individual instruction and on independent study and research.
Research interests of faculty members from the Cognitive Neuroscience division are listed under the Faculty section.