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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 will 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.

J. Carson Smith and colleagues find that after Just 10 Days of Rest, Brain Benefits of Exercise Diminish - NY Times Article

Study led by J. Carson Smith, an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Maryland and senior author of the study finds that after Just 10 Days of Rest, Brain Benefits of Exercise Diminish. More »

Directors' Welcome to the BBI

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

IMPORTANT: EXTENSION for BBI Workshop Deadline

The deadline for submission of the BBI Research Workshops has been extended to September 30, 201611:59 pm EST.
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Deadline Extension: Proposals for BBI Research Workshops

September 30, 2016 More»

MNC Event: Dustin Moraczewski, The Design Explorer

September 30, 2016 12:00 p.m. Bio-Psych Bldg., Room 1140A More»

SES 2016 Conference

October 2, 2016 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center More»

Cognitive Science Colloquium: Paul Bloom, Against empathy

October 6, 2016 3:30 a.m. Bioscience Research Building 1103 More»