Federal agencies involved in studies of the brain and behavior are focusing increasingly on cognition. The National Institute of Mental Health plans to spend $3 million to support research to determine the behavioral principles and brain mechanisms of cognition. The National Institute on Aging is seeking applications for research and training in the neural and psychological mechanisms underlying cognition in aging.

The NIMH program in cognition in mental health and mental disorders will attempt to generate a better understanding of the development, maintenance, and pathology of cognition over the lifetime of an organism. For more information, contact Richard Nakamura, Room 11-105, Basic Behavioral and Cognitive Science Research Branch, NIMH, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md. 20857; (301) 443-3948.

The NIA program will encourage scientists to broaden their investigations of cognition and to apply theoretical and experimental advances to understanding what happens to cognition as people get older. The deadlines for...

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