The Department boasts a number of faculty members who investigate human psychology from a biological perspective, providing students with opportunities to investigate the physiological processes underlying learning, memory, neurological impairments, visual perception, and visuomotor control. The Department's neuroscientists offer training in neuropsychology, developmental neuroscience, neurotoxicology and fMRI, collaborating with members of the Core Neuroimaging Platform Lab. This area also hosts several specialists in the experimental study of human mental processes. The Department's cognitive scientists provide expertise in the domains of language processes, visual and auditory perception and selective attention and memory. Faculty in the Brain and Cognitive Science area receive funding from a variety of sources, resulting in cutting-edge laboratories utilizing modern and diverse techniques.

During both MA and PhD training, students will develop their ability to think critically and work independently, while still being able to successfully collaborate and work as part of a team. The course requirements in this area are structured around a flexible core curriculum that permits specialization and concentration of research during graduate training. Students will also be given the opportunity to collaborate with faculty from other areas in psychology, and in related social, behavioural and biomedical sciences.

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