Dynamical Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that is focused on the study of how the nervous system generates perception, behavior and cognition. It is a computational approach that goes beyond traditional structure/function correlations.
Its subdisciplines include such areas as molecular and cellular biology, genetics, computer science, artificial intelligence, nonlinear systems, statistical processes, physics and aspects of psychology. The UCSB campus has superb standing faculty in all of these academic disciplines.
At UCSB, we have 14 core faculty spanning seven departments who have, for many years, conducted research and provided education in dynamical neuroscience. We are excited to offer this program, which incorporates the individual strengths of existing faculty and builds upon the significant intellectual activity that is already in place in quantitative approaches to biological phenomena at UCSB.