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The mission of the Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) at the University of Maryland (UMD) is to revolutionize the interface between engineers and neuroscientists by generating novel tools and approaches to understand complex behaviors produced by the human brain.

We focus on the development of novel approaches to image neuronal function, the development of micro/nano system diagnostics and drug delivery technologies, and the development of big data methods in order to push the frontiers of our initial research themes that span from single neurons to mental health.

BBI Sponsors Animal Communication and Human Language Conference

Conference featured scientific leaders in the fields of animal communication and human language. More »

Directors' Welcome to the BBI

BBI is dedicated to understanding the function of the brain. More »

UMD researchers find listening to sound changes how neurons interact within the brain

The brain encodes not only the acoustical properties of sounds, but also the behavioral meanings and decisions we make based on what we hear. More »

BBI-Chelsea School Event: Space and Math: How Can Teachers Leverage the Connection

March 8, 2018 7:00 p.m. Chelsea School Campus, Fed Commons: 2970 Belcrest Center Dr., Suite 300 Hyattsville, MD More»

BBI Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Thomas Park

March 30, 2018 10:15 a.m. Room 1103 Bioscience Research Building More»

BBI Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. James Heaton

April 6, 2018 10:15 a.m. 1103 Bioscience Research Building More»