The Mind/Brain/Behavior Symposium is a day-long series of presentations and workshops that offers students a chance to investigate, both theoretically and in concrete ways, how creative new research possibilities may emerge at the frontiers of the different fields concerned with mind, brain, and behavior. It is a midway fulcrum in your education, following up on your disciplinary training in your specific track and your exposure to a range of MBB issues through Science of Living Systems 20 and Molecular and Cellular Biology 80.
The symposium develops out of the perspective that scholarly disciplines emerge, merge, and disappear as the intellectual problems that motivate them change. Each is a kind of box that provides a unique theoretical orientation, language, and methodology for generating and solving problems. One of the most exciting moments in the life of a discipline happens when boundaries become more porous or shift to make room for ideas and techniques from other fields, and we begin to see new ways to tackle old problems.
Each year's symposium examines a different set of topics.