The brain – and how it is used it to live life to the fullest– is at the center of ASU’s knowledge enterprise. Humans are lifelong learners, and when the brain is healthy, new ideas are incubated resulting in solutions to life’s challenges and the creation of new forms of art. All too often, however, brain vitality can be diminished by stress, age, addictions and disease.  

ASU offers degrees and conducts research in neuroscience, psychology and the behavioral sciences in conjunction with the School of Life Sciences in the The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Psychology.

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience in the School of Life Sciences was built in partnership with Barrow Neurological Institute, the College of Medicine-Phoenix, the Mayo Clinic, Sun Health Research Institute, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The program investigates basic, translational, and clinical questions about the relationship between brain and behavior.


Research Alliance
Center for Adaptive Neural Systems scientists and engineers use technology to offset the effects of spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy.
The Department of Psychology at ASU offers individualized training and state-of-the-art conceptual, methodological and teaching tools.
ASU's Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience breaks traditional boundaries between basic and clinical research.
The ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center at the Biodesign Institute accelerates progress toward finding the key to diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other brain disorders.
Biological and Health Systems Engineering applies engineering principles and methods to understand, define and solve problems in medicine, physiology and biology.