UMass Amherst Neuroscience

The Neuroscience and Behavior Program at UMass Amherst is an interdepartmental graduate degree-granting academic unit that brings together faculty members from various departments to provide cutting-edge research training.

Neuroscience research at UMass Amherst falls within five broadly defined areas: Neuroendocrinology; Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience; Animal Behavior and Learning; Neural and Behavioral Development; and Sensorimotor, Cognitive, and Computational Neuroscience.

Hava Siegelmann, PhD – UMass

Professor, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Director, Siegelmann Lab
Core Member, Neuroscience and Behavior Program
Hava Siegelmann's research focuses on the understanding of biologically inspired computational systems. In particular, she studies the computational and dynamical complexity of neural systems as well as genetic-networks.

Individual variability in human brain

Principal Investigators: Hava Siegelmann, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, SUNY Stony Brook
Title: Individual variability in human brain connectivity, modeled using multi-scale dynamics under energy constraint
BRAIN Category: Individuality and Variation

Clinical neuroscience currently lacks the tools for probing how biological constraints imposed upon synapses impact functional connectivity patterns. Our long-range goal is to develop these tools, focusing first upon energy constraints across synaptic-hemodynamic scales.

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