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Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior

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The J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior at Bowling Green State University is an interdisciplinary research center that is comprised of faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students from the Departments of Psychology, Biology, Communication Disorders and Philosophy, who are pursuing interdisciplinary programs of research that advance understanding of the dynamic relationship between the nervous system, mind, and behavior. Our general mission is to offer a mechanistic understanding of integrated systems of behavior at levels of analysis that bridge individual molecules, cells, and circuits with mental processes and cognition. We welcome and encourage participation of faculty and students with interdisciplinary research interests in the neural or cognitive sciences that contribute to the broad Center mission at any level of analysis.

Mission Statement

The J. P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior at Bowling Green State University is an interdisciplinary research center that is comprised of faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students from the Departments of Psychology, Biology, Communication Disorders and Philosophy, who are actively pursuing interdisciplinary programs of research that advance understanding of the dynamic relationship between the nervous system, mind, and behavior.

The general mission is to offer a mechanistic understanding of integrated systems of behavior at levels of analysis that bridge individual molecules, cells, and circuits with mental processes and cognition, prepare undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows for research careers in industry, academia, and government, and share its neuroscience and behavioral expertise with the wider community through public outreach and K-12 education.  A research focus of the Center is the Neural Basis of Communication.

Affiliated Departments

Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Communication Disorders
Department of Psychology
Department of Philosophy

BE BRAIN AWARE: take the  Brain Quiz

Celebrate your BRAIN with this ten question quiz, prepared by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.

Q: About how many nerve cells are in the human brain?
1 Billion
10 Billion
100 Billion

100 Billion

Q: What does the eye’s lens do to the orientation of the visual image?
Rotates it right
Rotates it left
It turns it upside down

It turns it upside down

Q: Holding a memory in mind while we think about it is called what type of memory?
Procedural memory
Working/short term memory
Momentary memory

Working/short term memory

Q: During what period of sleep do we dream?
Stage IV sleep
NREM sleep
REM sleep

REM sleep

Q: Name the contact points where one neuron communicates with another.
Somas
Synapses
Axon terminals

Synapses

Q: What do you call it when a blood vessel in the brain bursts or suddenly becomes clogged?
Stroke
Aneurysm
Aphasia

Stroke

Q: What do you call an involuntary, fixed muscle response to a particular stimuli?
Spasm
Reflex
Dystonia

Reflex

Q: Name the part of the brain that is important for emotional learning and memory and its dysfunction is related to anxiety disorders.
Amygdala
Thalamus
Hippocampus

Amygdala

Q: Name the disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and disturbances of thought and emotions.
Manic-depressive disorder
Huntington’s chorea
Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Q: To the closest pound, how heavy is the average adult brain?
Three pounds
Two pounds
One pound

Three pounds