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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, led by Director Janet Neisewander, investigates basic, translational, and clinical questions about the relationship between brain and behavior.