Ever wonder how the brain works? We do too.

Here at MIT, we believe that neuroscience takes on the biggest questions we can conceive – how does the brain work and how does it give rise to the mind? If you too are interested in these questions, then we invite you to join us.

For students with the right level of commitment, the graduate program in neuroscience at MIT offers an opportunity like no other. With the freedom to shape your individual research to work across (and between) disciplines, departments, and research centers, you will study what matters most to you. With the best faculty and research programs that range from molecular, cellular and systems neuroscience to computation and cognitive science approaches, you will find yourself tackling the toughest problems and the most interesting questions. With the resources of a world-leading research university and research centers including the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, you will have all of the tools that you need. And with a creative, motivated and diverse student body you will find an environment that supports and enhances your education.

The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences is looking for students who want all of this. Are you one?

McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT

The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139
(tel) 617.258.9344

Memories lost and found

Li-Huei Tsai became interested in the brain when she saw what happens when the mind begins to crumble. As a small child, she saw her grandmother suffer from Alzheimer's disease – an experience that left a deep impression on her and helped shape her scientific career.
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