A leading center for neuroscience and cognitive science research and education, dedicated to a singular goal - to understand the brain and how it gives rise to the mind.
MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences leads the search to understand the most complex, sophisticated, and powerful information-processing device known: the human brain. The physical brain and its associated cognitive functioning arm, the mind, are together one of the last great frontiers of scientific research. The department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT was founded with an unprecedented cross-disciplinary approach to studying both the brain and the mind. Today, the Department continues to lead the way towards unlocking the mysteries of the mind and increasing our understanding of brain diseases and disorders.