What We Do

Researchers in the Center for Brain Science (CBS) are discovering the structure and function of neural circuits. We do this to understand

  • how these circuits govern behavior and vary between individuals
  • how they change during development and aging
  • how they underlie neurological and psychiatric disorders.

To accomplish this mission, CBS brings neuroscientists together with physical scientists and engineers to develop new tools for neuroscience. 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.