Mission of the Cornell Neurotechnology Program
Solving the mystery of how circuits in the brain produce our behavior, thoughts, and feelings is one of the most important scientific frontiers in the 21st century. The solution will reveal the inner workings of the organ that underlies human experience and will provide the foundation for understanding such profound behavioral deficits as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and autism disorders. Making headway on these problems requires major technological innovation and its application to reveal the basics of brain organization and its function and dysfunction. Cornell Neurotech aims to fill that gap by developing and applying technologies emerging at the interfaces between physics, engineering, chemistry, computer science and the life sciences.