Neuroscience

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What is consciousness? How does the brain develop? What drives behavior?

Using the latest tools, techniques and approaches, scientists are generating new knowledge about the brain at many levels, from single cells and circuits, to the whole brain. Their efforts are shedding light on how brains develop and change over time, and simultaneously unraveling the processes that underlie memory, behavior and even consciousness.

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To advance research in neuroscience, a field that converges with many scientific disciplines, we catalyze and enable initiatives to address the opportunities and challenges of this dynamic field.

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We support initiatives and pursue partnerships that advance science and help science and society move forward together.

2016 Kavli Prize Laureate Carla Shatz

The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neurogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and related facets of the brain and nervous system.

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Neuroscience is the science of the brain. The brain itself is the most complex and the most advanced product of nature and basic to the very existence of the human being.

- Fred Kavli

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