The Behavioral Neuroscience Program in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina has changed its name to “The Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience Program”.
This change was made to more accurately reflect the research that is performed within the Program. The global goal of the research in the program is to understand how the central nervous system encodes life experiences and translates this information into behavior. Additionally, many of its faculty study adaptations that occur in the brain stemming from exposure to a variety of stimuli including viruses and drugs of abuse and how these adaptations translate into maladaptive behaviors.
This research integrates numerous levels of analyses to address these questions, including sophisticated behavior approaches, immunology, virology, electrophysiology, voltammetry, pharmacology, genetics, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and functional brain imaging. Because of this multifaceted and integrative approach to addressing our hypotheses, the new name, Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience accurately defines the research program of its faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students.