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Neurosciences and Behavior

Rockefeller scientists study the nervous system from many perspectives, from the isolation of molecules and cells mediating neural function and development, to the study of the cellular ensembles engaged in high-level sensory processing, to the discovery of mechanistic links between the biology of the brain and particular behavioral states. Topics of investigation include, among many others: the control of gene expression in neurons; the formation and patterning of the embryonic vertebrate nervous system;
circadian rhythms; olfaction; the effects of experience and hormones on brain plasticity; and the cortical mechanisms of visual perception.