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In The News

Anish Bikmal wins 2017 Atlanta Regional Brain Bee

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University has received a three-year, $970,704 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how the human brain has evolved to support technological learning.

SBN Best Poster Award 2016
James Walton’s poster won best poster award at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology this week.

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the neurochemical mechanisms underlying social stress in males and females.

You Touched My Brain - 2016 Atlanta Science Festival

From Tools and Gestures to the Language-Ready Brain
Symposium to be held at Emory University, Carlos Museum Reception Hall, on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. CBN’s Erin Hecht will speak. Erin’s talk is entitled “From Action Perception to Tool Making: Adaptations to Fronto-Parietal Circuits in Human Brain Evolution”. Free registration is required at this site.


William Ellsworth represents Georgia at Brain Bee Nationals and places 3rd

William Ellsworth won Brain Bee 2016


CBN and Center for Neuromics now providing BLAST Server

Institute On Neuroscience (ION) Summer Research Program participant, was recently accepted to Harvard University, offered a full-scholarship to Duke University, and received the very rare “likely” early acceptance letters from Yale University and the Columbia SEAS Egleston Scholars Program.

Neuroscience Institute PostDoc James Walton Receives Fellowship Award to Study Circadian Rhythms

Governor Deal Proclaims March 2015 Brain Awareness Month in Georgia

Dana Foundation Blog interviewed CBN member Kyle Frantz about Brain Awareness programs in Atlanta.

Researchers Receive $1 Million to Study Evolution of Language and Speech in Primates

Inherited Intelligence. Cognitive testing in chimpanzee pedigrees reveals a genetic basis for intelligence

On the Other Hand

Chimpanzee Intelligence Runs in Families, William Hopkins Study Finds ranks Emory University #2 and Georgia State University #8 neuroscience graduate programs in the country.

Brain and Behavior: Research Explores Positive Side of Human Nature

Student Wins NSF Travel Award in National Competition

Neuroscience Institute trainee presents at the 2013 Gordon Research Seminar for Neuroethology

Student-Driven Initiative Yields Approval for GSU Chapter of National Neuroscience Honors Society, Nu Rho Psi

Researcher finds Method To Improve Morphine's Effect on Managing Pain

Georgia State Researcher Gets Federal Grant To Advance Sociogenomics

Georgia State Researcher Gets Prestigious National Award for Young Faculty

CBN trainees participate in student exchange with Indiana University.

CBN Scientists Receive $3.4 Million to Study How the Brain Expresses Positive Emotions

CBN Grant Supports Research Experience for High School Students and Teachers.

CBN Scientist receives 5-year, $9.5 million grant to study Oxytocin.

CBN Scientist Receives $1.8 Million Federal Grant to Support Research on Impact of Social Stress.





Job Opportunity:

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Mabb and Petrulis laboratories


Summer Opportunities:

The CBN currently offers two summer programs:

ION for high school students AND teachers

Short Courses through The Neuroscience School for high school students


If you are interested in additional neuroscience internship/lab opportunities in the Atlanta metro area, please visit:

Georgia State University Neuroscience Institute

Emory University Neuroscience Program

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