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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 a wide audience, including a Colloquium Series and a Lunch Talks Series.
September 15 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
October 6 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
October 27 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- In ‘minibrains,’ hindering key enzyme by different amounts has opposite growth effects
- Tiny brains grown in 3D-printed bioreactor
- Mice naturally engage in physical distancing, study finds
- Cortex over reflex: Study traces circuits where executive control overcomes instinct
- Study helps explain why motivation to learn declines with age