This concentration focuses on studying biological substrates of behavior. Core and affiliated faculty study areas as diverse as neural control of behavioral development; brain systems in substance abuse; animal models of learning and memory and their disorders (such as Alzheimer's); human brain systems involved in cognition, perception, human error, decision making, and movement; the relation of neural activity to human performance; and cognitive aging. A focus of the program is on translational neuroscience-complementary study of neural systems in humans and animals, including application of animal research to human behavior. Prospective students should review each faculty member's webpage for more information.
Accelerated Master's Program
Highly qualified Mason psychology majors may apply to an accelerated master's degree in psychology with a concentration in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. This program makes it possible for students to complete two graduate classes during their last 30 credits of their undergraduate degrees. Interested undergraduates should contact the department.