Ph.D. Program in Behavioral Neuroscience
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 09:55

The Ph.D. program in Behavioral Neuroscience belongs to the Ph.D. School of Neuroscience of Sapienza University. Although most of research, teaching and administration facilities are located at the Department of Psychology of Sapienza University, the program takes advantage also of laboratories located at the Department of Biology and Biotechnology C. Darwin and at the Department of Physiology and Pharmachology of Sapienza University and at other prestigious Rome institutions such as IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia and European Brain Research Institute (EBRI).



The Ph.D. program is aimed at forming graduate students that are capable of autonomous research activity in basic and applied fields of neuroscience, spanning from molecular and cellular levels to those of systems, behavior and cognition. Admission to the program and fellowship awarding are done according to lists of merit and irrespective of gender, age, religious belief and nationality. Because of the experimental nature of program training, Ph.D. students are required to attend laboratories with continuity, living in Rome or immediate surroundings for entire program duration.



The Ph.D. program includes three distinct curricula:

The currriculum of Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology gives students a training in molecular, cellular, neurochemical and psychophysiological bases of behaviour.

The currriculum of Behavioral Neurophysiology gives students a training on relationships between neural activity and behavior in primates.

The currriculum of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience gives students a training in higher and integrated human brain functions.


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