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. The human brain is a complex system, possessing more than a trillion cells many of which have more than a thousand connections. Out of this enormous complexity, patterns of cognition, emotion and behavior somehow emerge. What laws, principles and mechanisms make this possible? How does the human brain really work? What is its relation to what people do? What happens when the brain does not work, as in the many brain disorders that afflict our society? How do human brains work together?

These are the burning questions that drive research in the Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory (HBBL). Using new concepts, strategies and methods for investigating complex systems and the latest technologies for imaging the human brain, our dedicated team of researchers at HBBL is unraveling the secrets of how the human brain works and its relationship to mind and behavior. In the last 20 years at FAU we have already accomplished a lot, and are poised to achieve much more.

Laboratory Website: Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory

Head: Dr. J.A. Scott Kelso 

Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences

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

Phone: (561) 297-2230 - Email: