Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience

Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience


The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) is a world-class Type A research facility dedicated to providing a highly interactive and unique environment for behavioural neuroscience research in Canada. The Centre currently holds sixteen principal investigators and NeuroInvestigations Inc., as its industrial partner. The CCBN studies normal brain processes and processes affecting recovery from brain disorders, disease, and injury. Most of the work is systems-level neuroscience with rodents, but includes human neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuroimaging.

Our Vision

We are a group of neuroscientists who approach the study of the brain from the point of view of the behavioural and cognitive function of distributed neural systems. We approach the function of those neural systems using molecular, cellular and population level anatomical, computational and dynamic imaging methods in relation to behaviour and cognition.

Our goal is to understand the cellular and molecular and computation processes involved in normal and abnormal neuro-information processing in functional systems. We accomplish this through a collaborative approach to discovery.

Specific Interests in the Following Problems

  • Functional organization of long-term memory
  • The functional organization of skilled movement
  • Experiential and hormonal factors in development of brain and behaviour
  • Brain repair
  • Contribution of fronto-striatal circuity in decision making
  • Computation approach to biological information processing
  • Development of novel neuro-technology
  • Cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging