Graduate Program

The Laboratory of Neuropsychology is one of several research groups within the Ph.D. Program in Behavioral Neuroscience at Boston University. The focus of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program is on understanding the nature of perceptual, cognitive, linguistic, affective, and behavioral disorders observed in neurologic disease, and how these disorders contribute to an understanding of normal brain function and its modification by pathology.

The subject matter derives chiefly, but not exclusively, from clinical populations with neurological and psychiatric disorders affecting higher processes, particularly from the study of syndromes involving selective impairment of functional systems such as memory, language, or purposeful movement.

Current methods of clinical assessment, cognitive psychology, experimental design, and the neurosciences are integrated into a broad program of clinical and basic research. The Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. Program is administered through the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, BUSM, by faculty members of the Department of Neurology, Division of Psychiatry, and Anatomy & Neurobiology, BUSM (holding joint appointments at the Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] Medical Centers in Boston).

For more information about the Ph.D. Program in Behavioral Neuroscience, please see the following links:

Behavioral Neuroscience Overview
Behavioral Neuroscience Program
Behavioral Neuroscience Faculty
PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience