UCI has a vibrant brain research community on campus with opportunities for students to study with some of the leading researchers and professors in multiple brain-related fields. Explore the programs below.
Department of Cognitive Science, UCI School of Social Sciences
Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of cognition in humans, animals, and machines. It encompasses the traditional disciplines of psychology, computer science, neuroscience, anthropology, linguistics, and philosophy. The goal of cognitive science is to understand the principles of intelligence with the hope that this will lead to better comprehension of the mind and of learning and to develop intelligent devices
Department of Psychological Science, UCI School of Social Ecology
Psychological science uses the scientific method to create, test, and improve hypotheses concerning behavior and the factors and processes underlying behavior. Some psychological scientists use science to further basic psychological knowledge and some apply psychological principles to analyze, improve, or measure behavior.
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI School of Biological Sciences
Neurobiology is concerned with uncovering the biological mechanisms by which nervous systems mediate behavior. These mechanisms include learning and memory, age-related neurodegenerative disorders, sensory and integrative neuroscience (at molecular, genetic, synaptic and systems levels), neuronal development, neurocomputation, and the neurobiology of substance abuse.