Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT Renewed with $25M Commitment from SFARI to Advance Autism Research

The Simons Center for the Social Brain (SCSB) at MIT, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, is pleased to announce its renewal with a $25M commitment from SFARI (the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative) for the next five years. SCSB will continue to focus on understanding the neural mechanisms of social cognition and behavior and applying this knowledge to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The center plans to continue and expand its programs, including funding for collaborative team projects and postdoctoral fellowships, and hosting events such as a Colloquium Series and a Lunch Talks Series to reach a wide audience.