Research

NIH grants Brown $11M for brain research

A new Center for Central Nervous System Function

Neuroscientist Jerome Sanes will direct a new research center where junior faculty members will study different aspects of attention and behavior. Many such studies will use Brown’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Facility. Credit: Kathryn Tringale

Brown University is launching five research projects on the neuroscience of attention and related disorders, part of a new COBRE Center for Central Nervous System Function. The new center, designed to launch research careers for junior faculty, pairs each junior faculty member with a senior mentor. The Center is funded by a five-year, $11-million federal grant.