Center for Central Nervous System Function Core B (COBRE)

Purposeful human behavior requires attention, decisions and action, all basic functions mediated by brain networks primarily located in the neocortex but modulated and shaped by sub-cortical processing. Behavioral and brain mechanisms of attention, including vigilance, orienting and perceptual and action selection, are key gateways into high-level function. Thus, in a general and even specific sense, attention, decision-making and the ensuing actions define human mental activities. The proposed center will investigate the mechanisms of higher brain function, with a focus on attention, decision-making, action, and disorders that modify these key systems, using a combination of genetic, behavior, and systems neuroscience approaches.

Jean Wu & Lorin Crawford Staff 1 Research Assistant i

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