Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
The Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience facilitates interdisciplinary research and educational activities related to the study of cognition and emotion and disorders thereof.
Our principal areas of emphasis are learning and memory, mood regulation, impulsivity, social cognition, language, vision, and stress sensitivity, and illnesses that impact these systems, including schizophrenia, bipolar illness, major depression, attention deficit disorder, autism, anxiety disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease—disorders in the study and treatment of which the UCLA is pre-eminent nationally and internationally. A key element of our strategy is the integration of genomic, cellular and molecular, brain imaging, behavioral, and computational approaches to the study of cognition.
The Center operates an advanced MRI laboratory equipped for anatomical, functional (BOLD and arterial spin labeling), diffusion-weighted, and spectroscopic imaging and with integrated an electroencephalography (EEG) system, as well as an analysis core specializing in algorithms for modeling functional imaging and EEG datasets.