UT Dallas, Department of Neuroscience

Richardson, TX
Program Description

The cognition and neuroscience PhD program offers a distinctive blend of research initiatives and doctoral study in the neural processes underlying sensation, perception, memory, learning, language, and executive function throughout the lifespan. Students may focus on perception and memory for complex information patterns such as faces, speech, language, music, and text, or reasoning and decision-making processes in conditions such as brain damage and addiction. Another area of strength is cellular and molecular neuroplasticity — in typical learning and memory as well as in chronic pain and other atypical conditions. Finally, the program has unique strengths in artificial neural networks and neuro-engineering.

Additionally, the school has four centers that focus on a unique aspect of neuroscience research. The centers are the Center for Brain Health, the Center for Vital Longevity, the Texas Biomedical Device Center, and the Center for Advanced Pain Studies.

Student and Faculty
Number of Faculty: 31 Number of Students: 70
Ethnicity Hispanic Percent: 0.00% Non-Hispanic Percent: 0.00%
Race Asian: 0.00% American Indian or Alaskan Native: 0.00% Black or African American: 0.00% White: 0.00% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:: 0.00%
Unique Program Features
Program Characteristics
Year Established: 1996 Type of Campus: Main Campus
Contact Info

1(972)883-2366 cogneurophd@utdallas.edu

Program Director
Benedict J Kolber, PhD

Benedict Kolber
cogneurophd@utdallas.edu 1(972)883-2366

Research Areas