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It draws on knowledge from neurobiology as well as elements of psychology and cognitive science, and mathematical and physical principles involved in modeling neural systems. Through the Neuroscience concentration, students develop foundational knowledge through courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics as well as three core courses in neuroscience. They are also required to develop facility with research methodologies (through courses in statistics and laboratory methods) before moving into specific topics in the field (e.g., visual physiology, neurochemistry and behavior, and synaptic transmission and plasticity). Members of the Neuroscience faculty are affiliated with the Brown Institute for Brain Science, a multidisciplinary program that promotes collaborative research about the brain. Prospective concentrators should contact [email protected] in order to have a faculty advisor assigned to them.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Survey the operations of the human brain, neural systems, and basic principles of neurobiology
  • Learn to apply statistics appropriate to their chosen area of study
  • Learn experimental methods applicable to a laboratory experience
  • Develop their communication skills
  • Engage in independent research

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 77  31  31 
2015 87    40 
2016 75    32 
2017 72    27 
2018 64    22 
2019 52   20


Director of Undergraduate Studies: Carlos Aizenman

Advisor: Elyse Netto