Research in cognitive neuroscience explores the ways in which the physical mechanisms of the brain give rise to language, emotions, problem solving, and decision making. This field represents the convergence of neuroscience and psychology -- two disciplines that had previously functioned relatively independently. Established through a gift from John Scully ’66 and his wife, Regina Kulik-Scully, the Princeton Neuroscience Institute’s Scully Center offers superior brain imaging facilities, enabling landmark research that will benefit our understanding of learning, decision making and a host of other behaviors affected by neuropsychiatric disorders.
“The questions with which the Princeton Neuroscience Institute will grapple are among the most exciting in the scientific world today.”
—President Shirley M. Tilghman