Our core mission is to unlock the mysteries of the human brain and behavior, and to prepare students to apply that knowledge to improve the lives of people around the globe.
We lead scientific advances through state-of-the-art experimentation and theory with the goal of understanding how the entire brain-behavior system works, from molecular neuroscience to cognition to social behavior of groups.
We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as core strengths and essential elements of research, teaching, and service. We are committed to broadening interactions among students, faculty, and staff that allow us to learn from our differences and to reexamine deeply held assumptions about ourselves and the world.
Through the application of cutting-edge discoveries to real world problems, through the training of the next generation of scientists, and through training individuals who will apply their knowledge in many fields from medicine to industry to public service, our department accepts the responsibility to translate scientific knowledge into practical solutions for problems that impact human lives.