To bring together the unique resources from a consortium of Atlanta colleges
and universities to build a nationally recognized program that will (a) define
the interaction of brain processes and complex behaviors, (b) create a cadre
of interdisciplinary investigators focused on behavioral neuroscience, and
(c) transfer relevant discoveries from the laboratory to the public.
To become an internationally recognized center for research elucidating the
brain mechanisms of social behavior, that it educate new generations of research
scientists and students in innovative, interdisciplinary ways of investigating
these mechanisms, and that it transmit the excitement of behavioral neuroscience
to the general public.