The fundamental mission for the Center is to enhance systems and cognitive neuroscience across Washington University by supporting research and educational programs. The Center encourages interdisciplinary approaches that enhance interactions between clinical and basic researchers and between theorists and experimentalists to improve our understanding of integrative functions of the brain in health and disease. To achieve these goals, the Center supports pilot projects and new collaborations that are not readily supported by standard grant sources and contributes to programs that enhance the systems neuroscience community at Washington University.