Welcome to the Simons Center for the Social Brain (SCSB) at MIT.
The mission of the Simons Center for the Social Brain is to understand the neural mechanisms underlying social cognition and behavior, and to translate this knowledge into better diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
The Simons Center studies the underlying mechanisms of ASD in both humans and relevant model organisms and systems, as neural correlates of social cognition and behavior exist in diverse species. Our approaches take advantage of MIT’s strengths in genetics and genomics, molecular and cell biology, analyses of neural circuits and systems, cognitive psychology, computation and engineering.
Our programs include funding for innovative, collaborative team projects and postdoctoral fellowships, as well as events that reach wide audience, including a Colloquium Series and a Lunchtime talks Series.
Please click here for Spring 2017 Colloquium Series overview!
- Michael S. Strano among eight MIT Faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering
- Yun Li, Jaenisch Laboratory, receives SFARI 2016 Bridge to Independence Award
- Feng Zhang named James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience
- A glimpse into the workings of the baby brain
- Neuroscientists illuminate role of autism-linked gene