Now accepting applications for Fall 2020, deadline Dec 15. Questions can be directed to Dr. Gideon Caplovitz, director of CBS (

Congratulations to the Berryhill, Caplovitz, and Snow labs, which have together been awarded two NSF grants as part of the multi-institution collaborative EPSCoR program.

Congratulations to the Snow lab, which has been awarded a 5-year R01 grant by the NIH to study real-world object perception and cognition.

The CBS program welcomes new faculty member Dr. Sarah Haigh.

Department of Psychology/0296 University of Nevada, Reno Reno, NV 89557 Phone: (775) 784-6828 FAX: (775) 784-1126

The Cognitive and Brain Sciences Program is a graduate program within the Department of Psychology that specializes in training students in the neural bases of human behavior, cognition, and perception. This research focused graduate program has strong collaborative links with several other departments on campus, including Biology, Medicine, Computer Science; the Graduate Programs in Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience; and the COBRE-sponsored Center for Integrative Neuroscience. The department has also established two new EPSCoR research initiatives, linking research labs with multiple research institutions across the country to study attention and perception.

The Graduate Program offers programs of study leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Students are given a strong foundation in current theory and methods and have the opportunity to specialize within a number of substantive areas of research that include:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Attention
  • Color Vision
  • Consciousness
  • Adaptation and Plasticity
  • Neuropsychology
  • Face Recognition
  • Brain Organization in Developmental Disabilities
  • Comparative and Developmental Vision
  • Human Factors in Aviation

The university is located in Reno, a community of approximately 250,000. Located on the eastern edge of the Sierras, the city is a major tourist destination and offers a mild climate, spectacular outdoor environments, and wide range of outdoor activities. The town is within an hour's drive of Lake Tahoe and several major ski resorts. San Francisco is a 4-hour drive.