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.