Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) is a joint venture of the the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. The center leverages Pitt’s strengths in basic and clinical neuroscience and those of Carnegie Mellon in cognitive and computational neuroscience to support a coordinated cross-university research and educational program of international stature. In the CNBC, more than 200 world-class faculty and trainees investigate the cognitive and neural mechanisms that give rise to biological intelligence and behavior. Research topics include affective, cognitive, linguistic, perceptual, motor, and social systems in both normal and disordered populations, as well as computational neuroscience. The CNBC also promotes the translation of findings from basic research into applications for medicine, education, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Learn more.