The Mind/Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative (MBB) was introduced in 1993 to encourage an interdisciplinary community of faculty from across the University to engage in research and other academic activities aimed at elucidating the structure, function, evolution, development, aging, and pathology of the brain in the context of human behavior, genetics, and society. Since then, our initiative has expanded to include all members of the Harvard community who have a connection to the study of the mind, the brain, or behavior. Learn more


Mind Brain Behavior is one of many interfaculty initiatives that report to the Provost’s Office. 

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Thursday 21 April - MBB 2016 Open Science Conference (5:30-9:30 P.M., Northwest Building/52 Oxford Street, Basement, talks in B101) - This event will showcase the work of MBB graduate students, in talks, panels, and poster presentations. It is a great opportunity to meet students working in MBB fields and learn about their research. The presentations will be accompanied by a reception with food and drinks. We hope to see you there! - 5:30-6 p.m. Panel 1: Language / 6-7:20 p.m. Research Presentations / 7:20-7:50 p.m. Posters and Reception / 7:50-8:30 p.m. Panel 2: Evolution / 8:30-9:30 p.m. Posters and Reception

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MBB Track Program and Secondary Field

To recognize the special character of interdisciplinary study integrated with a home discipline, the undergraduate programs in MBB will award students in participating tracks Certificates in Mind Brain Behavior in addition to their A.B. degrees.

Students outside these concentrations, or students in these concentrations who do not wish to pursue these integrated honors tracks, may pursue a secondary field in Mind Brain Behavior. Upon completing course requirements for this program, the MBB secondary field will be noted on student transcripts.