NIMH Training Program in Cognitive Neuroscience

Goal of the program

The goal of this training program is to provide advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with interdisciplinary training in cognitive neuroscience and to create a new generation of scientists devoted to the study of normal and abnormal brain function. Training will emphasize advanced methods for analyzing the neural bases of cognitive processes including perception, selection attention, learning, memory, and cognitive control, which are essential for adaptive everyday functioning. The program also includes training in translational research on impaired cognitive functions that will lead to improvements in diagnosing and treating mental disorders. This program is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Research Areas: Six major research topics constitute the core areas of expertise in our training program:
1) Sensory Processing and Perception, 2) Selective Attention, 3) Learning and Memory, 4) Cognitive Control and
5) Translational Research, and 6) Research Methodologies

Applications are being accepted for the 2019-20 year. The deadline is March 4, 2019.
Please click below for details, including application instructions:

Participating faculty and department

Thomas Albright Psychology
Adam Aron Psychology
James Brewer Radiology
Richard Buxton Radiology
Eric Courchesne Neurosciences
Anders Dale Neurosciences
Virginia De Sa Cognitive Science
Timothy Gentner Psychology
Eric Halgren Neurosciences
Steven Hillyard Neurosciences
David Kleinfeld Physics
Marta Kutas Cognitive Science
Gregory Light Psychiatry
Donald MacLeod Psychology
Roberto Malinow Neurosciences
Eran Mukamel Cognitive Science
John Reynolds Neurosciences
Ayse Saygin Cognitive Science
Jonathan Sebat Psychiatry
Terrence Sejnowski Biology
Katerina Semendeferi Anthropology
John Serences Psychology
Tatyana Sharpee Physics
Larry Squire Psychiatry
Neal Swerdlow Psychiatry
Bradley Voytek Cognitive Science


At the Institute for Neural Computation we celebrate our diverse community. Cultural diversity enriches our research programs. We welcome qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply to this training program.

Cognitive Neuroscience Retreat

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Supercomputer Center auditorium.

This is an all-day event, held in conjunction with the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind. Pre and postdoc trainees will present their research, as will others from a variety of departments on campus. Details are forthcoming.