NSF Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems - LOI
The complexities of brain and behavior pose fundamental questions in many areas of science and engineering, drawing intense interest across a broad spectrum of disciplinary perspectives while eluding explanation by any one of them. Rapid advances within and across disciplines are leading to an increasingly interwoven fabric of theories, models, empirical methods and findings, and educational approaches, opening new opportunities to understand complex aspects of neural and cognitive systems through integrative multidisciplinary approaches.
The program focuses on four aspects of neural and cognitive systems that are current targets of converging interdisciplinary interests. NCS projects must advance the foundations of one or more of these focus areas, as described further within the solicitation:
Neuroengineering and Brain-Inspired Concepts and Designs,
Individuality and Variation,
Cognitive and Neural Processes in Realistic, Complex Environments,
Data-Intensive Neuroscience and Cognitive Science.