Research in neuroscience at Yale has significantly advanced understanding of how the human brain develops and functions and pulls together researchers from across many disciplines. Yale neuroscience is making strides in areas including autism, dyslexia and neurodegenerative diseases as well as drug abuse, memory loss and behavior. The multidisciplinary collaboration between basic and applied sciences has made Yale a leader in clinically relevan t neuroscience. The neuroscience faculty members command more than half the university’s biomedical research budget and occupy more than 60,000 square feet of well-equipped laboratory space. At the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale, researchers are exploring how nerve cells function and impact behavior and how innovative model systems can increase our understanding of the human brain.