CBN logoThe Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) is a consortium of more than 90 researchers at eight Atlanta institutions examining the neural mechanisms underlying complex social behaviors. The social behaviors that are essential for species survival, such as fear, affiliation, aggression, and reproductive behaviors, are the next frontier for neuroscience. The research efforts are complemented by an educational program designed to integrate scientific progress into the curricula of students at all levels. The CBN is an National Science Foundation-funded Science and Technology and Center.
CRADL LogoThe Center for Research on Atypical Development and Learning (CRADL) is an interdisciplinary center founded in 1998 that stimulates basic and applied research and facilitates educational and outreach efforts. CRADL’s faculty represent a broad span of academic orientations including developmental, clinical and educational psychology, neuropsychology, special education, and speech-language pathology. CRADL and its faculty coordinate and support scholarly efforts that focus on gaining a fuller understanding of atypical development and learning processes from birth through adolescence.
regentscenter_logo-300x120The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG) has established three Regents Centers for Learning Disorders (RCLDs) for the provision of assessment, resources, and research related to students who have learning disorders that impact academic, cognitive and/or behavioral/emotional functioning. Each RCLD is responsible for serving designated colleges and universities within a geographic region. The RCLDs were created in response to a need to establish uniformity across the colleges and universities in the USG in the identification of students with learning disorders.
LRC LogoAt the Language Research Center scientists from Georgia State University and around the world conduct cognitive, biobehavioral, social and cultural research with bonobos (Pan paniscus), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), monkeys (Macaca mulatta) and human adults and children. Located on a wooded 55-acre facility south of Atlanta, the LRC is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and other agencies. The varied research programs in learning, memory, attention, executive functioning, problem solving, spatial cognition, numerical reasoning, categorization, tool making and use, and communication find convergence under the LRC motto: “So that together we might learn of language.” David Washburn, director.
CABI LogoThe Center for Advanced Brain Imaging is a joint venture of Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Center provides state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities for studying brain-behavior relations in children and adults–including aged adults, and children with developmental disabilities like autism and ADHD. The $2.3 million center, funded by the Georgia State University Research Foundation, Georgia Tech Research Institute, and the Georgia Research Alliance through the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, is housed in a 6,000 square-foot facility on Marietta Street, just two miles from the GSU psychology department. The CABI features a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system rated at 3 Tesla, which provides the power to observe details of electrical impulses and pathways in the brain. Other neuroimaging technologies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial Doppler sonography, as well as eye-tracking and numerous other psychophysiological techniques, will be used by CABI scientists from Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and other institutions.