Welcome to the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program in the Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Our program emphasizes cognitive behavior approached from a combination of developmental (infancy and childhood, adolescence and aging), neurobiological (neurophysiology, neuropsychology, genetics), behavioral (human and animal experimentation) and computational (neural networks, statistical analyses, intelligent software agents) perspectives. As an integral part of their training, students become active participants in ongoing faculty research programs in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Students will receive training in two or more different research methodologies, and are expected to develop a multidisciplinary approach to their own research.
Students specializing in Brain and Cognitive Sciences typically pursue careers in academic settings such as departments of psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science or medical schools, or in non-academic settings such as pharmaceutical companies, hospitals or in government research facilities.