Research Centers

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences houses nationally and internationally renowned research centers that are at the forefront of new discoveries in psychological and brain sciences.

The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (Director: Dr. Lisa Smith) is an internationally known clinical and research center specializing in helping both adults and children address a range of anxiety disorders and related challenges, such as difficulties with sleep, concentration, eating, and mood.

The Center for Autism Research Excellence (Director: Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg) conducts multi-disciplinary research programs investigating the essential characteristics and developmental trajectories of the language and cognitive profiles in autism and related disorders and explores the relationship between these profiles and brain structure and function.

The Center for Memory and Brain’s collaborative research program combines multiple approaches toward fully understanding how the brain mediates memory, as well as how memory breaks down in aging and after brain damage or disease.

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Center (Director: Dr. Chantal Stern) is a multidisciplinary research center focused on using human neuroscience technologies to enhance our understanding of the brain and mind across multiple levels.

The Center for Systems Neuroscience (Director: Dr. Michael Hasselmo) fosters collaborative, cutting-edge research throughout Boston University to make experimental and conceptual breakthroughs in our understanding of the function of brain circuits and how neural mechanisms link to human behavior.