Academic Programs

Academic Programs

At the heart of MIT is a unique combination of rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, technology, and passionate teaching. These are the principles on which the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences was founded, and they remain at the core of our mission today. 

Our undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral programs are led by top-notch faculty world-renowned for their work in cellular and molecular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, computation, and cognitive science. Virtually all of the Department’s activities happen inside Building 46, an interdisciplinary research and teaching facility that fosters collaborative problem solving. Working side-by-side in this environment allows faculty and students the opportunity to form a powerful web of linkages across different methods and disciplines. We believe it is this culture of collaboration that will move brain and cognitive science forward. 

Whatever path our students choose to pursue, they graduate armed with the knowledge and experience they need to break new ground in understanding how we see, learn, speak, reason, and move.