Welcome to the Simons Center for the Social Brain (SCSB) at MIT.

The mission of the Simons Center 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.


Upcoming Events

  1. SCSB Lunch Series: Ian Wickersham, Ph.D.

    August 25 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  2. SCSB Colloquium Series – Rob Knight, Ph.D.

    September 13 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. SCSB Colloquium Series – Thomas Bourgeron, Ph.D.

    September 27 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm