Psychological sciences is one of the few departments in the country to have its very own Brain Imaging Center (BIC). Established in 2008, this research-dedicated facility provides departmental members with opportunities to investigate the functions and structures of the human brain non-invasively. Ongoing research at the BIC includes studies examining the neural mechanisms of perceptual, motor, and cognitive functions, as well as how these processes are impacted by brain injuries, disorders, and diseases. As one might imagine, the costs required to maintain and staff such a facility are substantial, and faculty users must obtain highly competitive external grant support. There are few sources of such funding available to graduate students, however, limiting opportunities to include brain imaging in their research. Therefore, the purpose of the BIC Student Research Fund is to provide funds to allow students to utilize these techniques and further their research careers.
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