Investigation Units

Health Sciences

Centro de Investigación en Neurociencias (CIN, for its acronym in Spanish) (Research Center in Neurosciences)

The Neuro Sciences Research Program was born in 1999 with the name of Neuro Sciences Research Program encouraged by Dr. Jaime Fornaguera Trìas (current director) along with well recognized researchers as Dr. Henning Jensen Pennington (Institute in Psychological Research, IIP, current Rector of the UCR) and Dr. Pedro León Azofeifa (Center of Cellular and Molecular Biology, CIBCM).

Due to its growth and to its themes during 2002, it became one of the five Programs of Institutional Interest of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), and due to its constant growth and development it adopted the figure of Center in 2012

Centro de Investigación en Neurociencias

Objectives

  • To be a reference point for Costa Rica and Latin America in the development of basic and applied research of excellence in the neuroscience area, with a perspective for academic formation and interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary integration

Main functions

  • To promote and disseminate the scientific research and the technological innovation in neuroscience, within the ethical frame and social commitment
  • To contribute to the academic formation through teaching activities and training
  • To promote the interdisciplinary integration by creating spaces of analysis for the reinforcement of research in Neuroscience

Services

Remunerated

  • As requested and within a project of teaching extension, we develop workshops about topics related with Neuroscience
  • Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, early stimulation
  • Experimental models for the research of nervous system illnesses
  • Myths and misinterpretations about the scopes of the Neurosciences

Non Remunerated

  • We have also given workshops and free conferences about the same topics
  • Education Pedagogy, Andragogy, early stimulation
  • Experimental models for the research of nervous system illnesses
  • Myths and misinterpretations about the scopes of the Neuro Sciences
  • Weekly, we carry out seminars on topics of neuroscience in three particular areas: Neurobiology, Neurogenetics and Cognitive Development
  • All this we do in the frame of a Project of Continuous Education ED-3034