Neuroscientists study how the nervous system is structured, how it works, how it develops, how it malfunctions, and how it can be changed. Research in the department is supported by the UTSA Neurosciences Institute, a multidisciplinary research organization for the Neurosciences. Its mission is to foster a collaborative community of scientists committed to studying the biological basis of human experience and behavior, and the origin and treatment of nervous system diseases. Areas of research emphasis include motivation, reward, and addiction, electrical signaling, computational neurobiology, language and auditory processing, neurodegeneration, CNS patterning and cell fate, and learning and memory.
For more information on neurobiology, go to the Society for Neuroscience.