Retinal Cell Biology Laboratory


Dr. Janet Blanks

Research in the Blanks' lab at Florida Atlantic University is currently focused on developing and testing unique hypoxia-regulated, cell specific recombinant Adeno-Associated Virus (rAAV) vectors for gene therapy of different target cell types within the eye and brain. 

Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory


The science of coordination aims to understand how the very many different elements of living things - from genes to cells, to neural ensembles, to brains, to societies - are functionally coordinated in space and time. Our current research uses non-invasive imaging methods (EEG, MEG, fMRI, DTI etc) and behavioral measures to investigate brain areas that underlie human learning, cognition, and the disorders thereof. …

Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory

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Subcortical systems control the hippocampal EEG and its functional significance. We examine brainstem-diencephalic networks that control the theta rhythm and non-theta states of the hippocampal EEG and their role in memory processing functions of the hippocampus.

Cognitive Neurodynamics Laboratory

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"As long as our brain is a mystery, the universe, the reflection of the structure of the brain,  will also be a mystery."    

    -Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852 - 1934)

The Cognitive Neurodynamics Laboratory is a research group within the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. …

Vision Research Laboratory

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The focus of our laboratory is on the identification of mechanisms responsible for the detection of motion, and on the interactions among local motion detectors that result in the formation of global motion patterns. Nonlinear dynamics constitutes the unifying theoretical framework for these studies and is the basis for the computational models through which we simulate our experimental results.

Brain Imaging and Dynamics Laboratory


Application of the concepts of synergetics and the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems to behavioral sciences, biology, and medicine. Especially, the macroscopic modeling of the spatiotemporal dynamics of human EEG and MEG, and combining theses dynamical measures with structural and functional information obtained from MRI and fMRI. 

NeuroMemory Lab

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The lab is under the direction of Dr Robert W. Stackman. The principal research interest is neurobiology of learning and memory. The lab uses a systems and behavioral neuroscience approach to understand the basic neural mechanisms that underlie mammalian learning and memory - from the analysis of individual cells and molecules to the study of circuits supporting memory processes.

Visual Mind Lab

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Without moving your eyes, try to recognize the objects around you, even in the far periphery. How does your knowledge of your environment combine with the visual input in order to understand the scene you are in? How do we combine information from other modalities into a unified representation?



Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences

Florida Atlantic University - 777 Glades Road, BS-12 - Boca Raton, FL 33431

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