NACS' Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC)

Made possible by a $2 million award from the NSF, the MNC will house a new fMRI scanner and the University's existing MEG, a combination that exists at only a couple of locations in the country. The center opens in Summer 2011.

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Welcome To NACS

The Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Maryland offers research and training opportunities in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience with internationally-renowned faculty who interact among three campuses: in Baltimore City, at Baltimore County and at College Park. Each campus offers graduate training leading to a Ph.D. degree.


The NACS Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC) Center exponentially advances the university's already considerable capacity for research on the human brain. learn more >>>

News Highlights
04/10/14 Upcoming Event: NACS Research Day
NACS will host its first annual Research Day on April 18 from 9am to 5pm in the Bioscience Research Building. Please click on the read more link for registration information. read more >

04/04/14 Congrats to Katie Willis!
NACS student Katie Willis successfully defended her dissertation, "Anatomical and Physiological Characterization of the Turtle Brain Stem Auditory Circuit." Katie is advised by Catherine Carr.

04/02/14 Congrats to Susan Teubner-Rhodes!
NACS student Susan Teubner-Rhodes successfully defended her dissertation, "The neural bases of the bilingual advantage in cognitive control: An investigation of conflict adaptation phenomena." Susan is advised by Michael Dougherty.

02/28/14 Special Seminar by Dr. Arthur Popper
Dr. Arthur Popper's final talk before retirement will be held Friday, March 7 at 2pm in room 1103 in the Bioscience Research Bldg. The title of his talk is "Hearing, Soundscapes, and Noise." Dr. Popper is a former director of the NACS program and has contributed tremendously to NACS over the years.

02/26/14 Congrats to Krystyna Orzechowski!
NACS student Krystyna Orzechowski was awarded a National Research Service Award (NRSA). Krystyna is a 3rd year student and her adviser is Patrick Kanold.

02/10/14 Congratulations to Sarah Helfinstein!
NACS alum ('11) Sarah Helfinstein's paper was published in PNAS. The title of her paper is "Predicting risky choices from brain activity patterns." Sarah was advised by Dr. Nathan Fox. read more >

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