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The Center for Mind and Brain is a UC Davis research initiative bringing together world-class scientists with the latest technology to learn how the human mind works and to teach the techniques and tools to the next generation of researchers. We are part of a rich set of interconnected centers and institutes at UC Davis focusing on Mind and Brain.

what we dowho we areOur core research areas include:

•    attention and visual cognition
•    audio-visual integration
•    music
•    language and neurolinguistics
•    cognitive and neurocognitive development
•    disorders of mind and brainlearnparticipate
•    short-term and long-term memory

Some of our current research applications include:

•    effects of meditation on the mind and brain
•    interplay between music and memory
•    how children with autism and Fragile X process information
•    development of morality in children
•    neurobiology of sign languages
•    memory in infancy, childhood, adulthood, and old age
•    effects of aging and Alzheimer's Disease on the brain

The tools we use include:

•    functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
•   EEG and event related potentials (ERPs)
•    transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
•    eye tracking
•    behavioral testing

CMB BuildingWe are the home of internationally recognized research training programs, including the NIMH Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience and the UC-Davis ERP Boot Camp.






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The CMB hosted a Summit on Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on September 5, 2013. It featured the world's leading tDCS researchers talking about state-of-the-art brain stimulation techniques.  Videos of the lectures are available on iTunesU.

Center for Mind and Brain

267 Cousteau Place
Davis, CA 95618

(530) 297-4651 phone
(530) 297-4400 fax


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Your generous, tax-deductible gifts help fund our investigations into how the mind works.

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