The Center for Systems Neuroscience brings together neurosciecne researchers from across Boston University, spanning two campuses, four schools and colleges, and numerous departments. There are also a number of other interdisciplinary research centers and initiatives across Boston University related to the Center for Systems Neuroscience. Although the research interests of faculty members represent a wide array subjects within systems neuroscience, they may be broadly categorized into four research areas:
The Center for Systems Neuroscience has an especially active and collaborative community of neuroscientists, mathematicians, physicists, and engineers focused on investigating the neural basis of learning and memory. Approaching the subject from both experimental and theoretical perspectives, researchers study healthy learning and memory, as well as the origins of learning and memory disorders, and develop novel therapies to treat them.
Researchers at Boston University have a long history of conducting groundbreaking research in the science of speech and hearing, with roots tracing back to work done by faculty member Alexander Graham Bell. Today, Center for Systems Neuroscience faculty continue that tradition, working on topics including the neural bases of language production, auditory perception, song perception and production in birds, and disorders of hearing and language and their treatments.
|Dr. Tim Gardner||Dr. Frank Guenther||Dr. Swathi Kiran||Dr. Tyler Perrachione|
|Dr. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham||Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg|
Two major issues in neuroscience are how the brain perceives sensory information and how and the brain allocates its limited processing power to relevant stimuli at a given time. Scientists at the Center for Systems Neuroscience are tackling these problems through studying attention and perception in humans, animals, and artificial systems.
|Dr. Michael Baum||Dr. Alice Cronin-Golomb||Dr. Ian Davison||Dr. Nancy Kopell|
|Dr. Sam Ling||Dr. Jason Ritt||Dr. Michele Rucci||Dr. David Somers|
At the Center for Systems Neuroscience, a significant portion of research is dedicated to understanding and alleviating developmental and degenerative brain disorders. Researchers here are investigating causes of and treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, autism, Down syndrome, and Huntington’s disease from the molecular scale to the systems level. By leveraging resources at Boston University and in the surrounding area, CSN scientists seek to provide insights into these debilitating disorders.
|Dr. Tarik Haydar||Dr. Mark Kramer||Dr. Mark Moss||Dr. Richard Myers|
|Dr. Douglas Rosene||Dr. Shelley Russek||Dr. Jean-Jacques Soghomonian||Dr. Chantal Stern|
|Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg|