GW Mind-Brain Institute

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The aim of the GW Mind-Brain Institute (MBI) is to foster 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.

The MBI provides a focal point for interdisciplinary interaction among researchers from diverse fields within the GW community that study human cognition and neuroscience. The members are drawn from Departments of American Studies, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech and Hearing Science, and the Professional Psychology Program. In addition, key participants include members of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The MBI is distinct from other academic units at GW for its integration of humanistic and scientific approaches to understanding cognition, perception, and action.

The GW Mind-Brain Institute hosts a seminar series (supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research & Columbian College of Arts and Sciences). The faculty of the institute also take part in several interdisciplinary undergraduate degree programs.