The GW Mind-Brain Institute
GW has a rich history of cognitive neuroscience research. A particularly famous series of studies was conducted by GW psychologist Richard Walk and his colleague Eleanor Gibson in the early 1960’s. Their “visual cliff” paradigm provided the inspiration for a generation of new researchers to investigate the development of spatial perception in human infants. GW researchers are now poised to usher in a new era of research leadership in cognitive neuroscience.
The objective of the GW Mind-Brain Institute is to create a community of scholars engaged in unique research and training in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. We aim to provide distinctive, hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate students and cutting-edge, world-class training for graduate students.