The GW Mind-Brain Institute

Graduate student working in Malathi Thothathiri's neuroscience of language lab

The George Washington University Mind-Brain Institute (MBI) brings together a community of scientists and scholars engaged in unique research and training in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. We provide distinctive, hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate students and cutting-edge, world-class training for graduate students. MBI also hosts a seminar series during the academic year.

Housed in the university’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, MBI fosters interdisciplinary interaction. Our faculty from departments across Columbian College study human cognition and neuroscience. Other faculty include members of the GW School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

The Mind-Brain Institute is distinct from other academic units at GW for its integration of humanistic and scientific approaches to understanding cognition, perception and action.

Affiliated Undergraduate Degree Programs

The GW Mind-Brain Institute participates in several undergraduate degree programs within the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. These programs are housed in the college’s departments of Biological Sciences, Philosophy, Psychological and Brain Sciences and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.