The Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona gathers researchers aiming to understand the central nervous system in all the analysis levels, from the biology of the neuron, through the formation of neural circuits, to the global function of the brain, which is the basis of cognition and behaviour. The Institute of Neurosciences was constituted in 2015, in order to highlight the research in neurosciences by the University of Barcelona, and to boost synergies between disciplines which traditionally have been separated. The Institute joins about 300 members from the Faculties of Psychology, Medicine, Biology and Pharmacy.
The Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona aims to be a national and international reference in neurosciences research, because of the quality of its research activity and the international projection of its researchers, but also because it includes all the main research branches of modern neurosciences. This is the first Institute of Neurosciences in Spain which integrates research lines in neurobiology, neuropharmacology, physiopathology, neurology, psychiatry, clinical psychology, neuropsycobiology and cognitive neurosciences. Furthermore, in our Institute we aim to promote an inclusive and efficient research model, aligned with societal challenges and based on principles of Responsible Research and Innovation.