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The Center for Neurobehavioral Development is a research center that houses over thirty studies about children's cognitive and neurobehavioral functioning. Our research projects are supported by major granting agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

The mission of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development is to understand how brain development affects the way children think, learn and express emotions. Center research focuses on typically developing, atypically developing, and at-risk children. Our goal is to understand brain and behavioral development throughout childhood, from infancy through adolescence.


It is exciting to break down the usual barriers between disciplines and to attack questions about child development from 'Neuron to Neighborhood.' The CNBD is a place where we are creating that kind of integrative science."

- Dr. Megan Gunnar, Associate Director CNBD