School of Mind, Brain and Behavior

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The School of Mind, Brain and Behavior is dedicated to the teaching and discovery of principles and mechanisms underlying the development and functioning of brains, the generation and control of behavior, human communication and its disorders, and the rational and emotional states that constitute the mind. The School fosters interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration among students and faculty to create new educational and research opportunities unconstrained by traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The School comprises the Department of Neuroscience, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, as well as the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP) in Neuroscience, and the Program and GIDP in Cognitive Science. These units foster collaboration and partnership across campus and cooperate with other units in the Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Medicine, and Eller College of Management.

The units within MBB have collaborated to create a new Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NSCS). The Departments of Psychology and of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences also have specialized degree programs.

Topics of discovery range from the identification of basic cellular, molecular, genetic, and developmental mechanisms to the understanding of higher-level neural and cognitive processes associated with individual and social behaviors, to the translation of empirical findings into treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Contact us

Gould-Simpson Bldg., Room 611
PO Box 210077
Tucson, AZ 85721
Tel: (520) 621-6627
Fax: (520) 621-8282
MBB-Admin@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Ulises Ricoy, Faculty Director
Gould-Simpson Bldg., Room 624A
PO Box 210077
Tucson, AZ 85721
Tel: (520) 621-7215
ricoy@email.arizona.edu

Cognitive Science
Dr. Mary A. Peterson, Director
524 Psychology Bldg.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
Tel: (520) 621-5365
Fax: (520) 621-9306
mapeters@email.arizona.edu
http://cogsci.web.arizona.edu

Graduate Interdisplinary Program in Neuroscience
Dr. Konrad Zinamaier, Chair
1548 E. Drachman Street
PO Box 210476
Tucson AZ 85721
Tel: (520) 621-8380
Fax: (520) 626-5097
kirstencg@email.arizona.edu
http://neuroscience.arizona.edu

Department of Neuroscience
Dr. Alan J. Nighorn, Department Head
Gould-Simpson Bldg., Room 626
PO Box 210077
Tucson, AZ 85721-0077 
Tel: (520) 621-9720
Fax: (520) 621-8282
MBB-Neuroscience@email.arizona.edu
http://neurosci.arizona.edu

Department of Psychology
Dr. Lee T. Ryan, Department Head
1503 E University Blvd.
P.O.Box 210068
Tucson, AZ 85721
Tel: (520) 621-7447
Fax: (520) 621-9306
MBB-Psychology@email.arizona.edu
http://psychology.arizona.edu



Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Dr. Pelagie Beeson, Department Head
PO Box 210071
Tucson AZ 85721-0071
Tel: (520) 621-1644
Fax: (520) 621-9901
http://slhs.arizona.edu/