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The field of cognition covers both the study of animal and human cognition and behavior. Human cognitive studies include perception, attention, learning, long-term memory, decision making and cognitive development and aging through the life span. Animal and nonhuman cognition includes decision making, executive function, attention, learning and memory systems, and memory modulation, consolidation and reconsolidation. This theme also includes research on Schizophrenia.

The following UTHealth NRC faculty conduct research in the theme of Cognition: