College of Sciences Neuroscience Faculty Research
Neuroscience Research in the College of Sciences
Neuroscience majors at Georgia Tech who are interested in research have a broad array of options.
One of the first undergraduates to enroll in the new B.S. in Neuroscience program was second-year student Yeseul Heo.
Prior to enrolling, Heo had already gotten a taste of neuroscience as a student assistant in the lab of Associate Professor of Psychology Eric Schumacher.
His research uses functional magnetic resonance imaging and other experimental techniques to investigate the neural mechanisms for vision, attention, memory, learning, and cognitive control.
Students in the B.S. in Neuroscience program are strongly encouraged to participate in undergraduate research with one of more than 50 faculty members involved in neuroscience research.
Neuroscience researchers across Georgia Tech explore brain function mechanics and the emergence of normal, aberrant, or developmental behavior from the components of the nervous system — at varying scales of complexity.
Neuroscience research within the College of Sciences focuses on at least one of these questions:
How does the brain perceive the world, learn new information, express emotions, and produce behaviors?
How does the nervous system cooperate with the body it lives in?
How does the brain compute responses and commands?
How do behaviors emerge from molecules, cells, and systems?
How can genetic and environmental factors impact neural functions?