Brain Sciences



The Brain Sciences Center, located at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, is an interdisciplinary research institute, and training center, that focuses on the mechanisms underlying the active, dynamic brain in both health and disease.

The Center's neuroinvestigators collaborate on a wide variety of research studies including: schizophrenia, Alzheimer's Disease, alcoholism, mechanisms of cognitive function, memory and learning, control of movement, and musical analysis of brain signals. In addition, these investigators represent a cross- section of academic disciplines including: biophysics, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, electrical engineering, music, neurology, neurophysiology, neuroscience, psychiatry, radiology, scientific computation, and statistics 

Advanced technology is essential to tackling the complex nature of the brain, so Center investigators must employ a multitude of functional neuroimaging and other leading-edge research methods in their work including: magnetoencephalography (MEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), large scale computer modeling, neurophysiology, sonification, experimental psychology, single cell recordings, and statistical analysis.

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The American Legion, in cooperation with the University of Minnesota, and the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis funds a research chair for the investigation of brain, and brain related disease.

Brain Science Committee