Accession Number : ADA319200

Title :   Georgetown Institute for Cognitive and Computational Sciences.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 95-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ledley, Robert S.

PDF Url : ADA319200

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : During the past fiscal year faculty recruitment for the Institute has been completed: 3 professors, 1 associate professor, 12 assistant professors, and 5 research associates. In addition, 16 post-doctoral fellows and 13 technicians have been recruited, and the administrative staff has been hired. Laboratories for most of the faculty are now fully equipped and functional; the others are rapidly nearing completion. A 7 Tesla experimental NMR facility is now operational and a human 1.5 Tesla magnet has been ordered to support the research of the human cognitive group. Researchers are divided into 5 divisions: cognitive neuroscience (human); cognitive neuroscience (animal); computational neuroscience; drug discovery and design; and molecular neurobiology and plasticity. In addition, the Institute supports 6 complementary projects involving other faculty at Georgetown University Medical Center. During this period, a total of 53 papers and 43 abstracts were published by Institute faculty.

Descriptors :   *NEUROCHEMISTRY, *NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, *PSYCHOLOGICAL LABORATORIES, *NEUROBIOLOGY, COGNITION, NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES, VISUAL PERCEPTION, NEUROTRANSMITTERS, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY, PSYCHOPHYSICS, AUDITORY ACUITY, AUDITORY PERCEPTION, BRAIN DAMAGE, PSYCHIATRY, PARAPSYCHOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Pharmacology
      Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

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