Faculty in the Neuroscience area are interested in the neurophysiological, social/contextual, and evolutionary bases for cognition and behavior in both humans and nonhuman animals.  We emphasize an integrated, comparative approach among species and across levels of organization, from cellular networks to complex natural behavior.  How do neural circuits represent information, allocate resources, and generate behavior? How do social, developmental and situational factors regulate cognitive and emotional processes, adaptive behavior, and the neural and hormonal systems that underlie them?  How do brains acquire, remember, and integrate environmental experience so as to determine effective behavioral strategies? 

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Daniel Casasanto

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Eve De Rosa

Mibs Martin Follett Professor in Human Ecology and Cornell University Dean of Faculty

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Michael H. Goldstein

Professor, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, and Director of the Robert S. Harrison College Scholar Program

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Marlen Gonzalez

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David Levitsky

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Alexander G. Ophir

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Valerie Reyna

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Khena M. Swallow

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Katherine Tschida

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Cognition    Development    Neuroscience    Social and Personality