Mission

Researchers in the Center for Brain Science (CBS) aim to understand neural circuits. We are learning the structure and function of neural circuits and discovering how these circuits change during development and aging. We are investigating how neural circuits govern behavior and how they vary between individuals. We are deepening our understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders, and their therapies. To accomplish this mission, CBS also brings neuroscientists together with physical scientists and engineers to develop new tools for neuroscience. The Center for Brain Science has strong links throughout the neuroscience community at Harvard University. Members are drawn from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Neurobiology at the Harvard Medical School, the School of Engineering, and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals. The Center for Brain Science is a primary tenant of the Northwest Building, on Oxford Street in Cambridge.