MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences has played a major role in shaping the world's collective understanding of the brain's structure and functions. Our world-renowned faculty members lead a range of courses in psychology, neuroscience, and biology that inform us about everly level of cognition — molecular, neural, and modular — and help us understand how we see, learn, speak, reason, and move.
Students also benefit from the fact that now is one of the most exciting times in history to be involved in the field of brain and cognitive science. Recent advances in diverse fields such as biology, physics, chemistry and engineering have greatly advanced our understanding of neuroscience. As a result, for perhaps the first time, we have the tools we need to derive meaningful answers that address our most profound questions about how the human brain works.