Brain and Behavior
Our brain – and how we use it to live our lives to the fullest– is at the center of ASU’s knowledge enterprise. When our brains are healthy, we incubate new ideas, find solutions to life’s challenges and create new forms of art, technology and exploration.
Two of the largest academic science units in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Life Sciences and the Department of Psychology–with more than 26,000 students–offer degrees and a range of undergraduate research experiences in neuroscience, psychology and behavioral sciences, as well as an interdisciplinary graduate program in neuroscience for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This program emphasizes an approach that integrates molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, cognitive analysis - to investigate basic, translational and clinical questions about the relationship between brain and behavior.
In addition, ASU's programs, centers and institutes strive to create new knowledge and methods, cultivate public discourse, offer particular insight into the history, social impact and ethical challenges of advancements of technological and scientific discovery and the informed development of law and policy, and foster policies to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future.