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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 Holds 2017 Seed Grant Symposium

Over 115 people attend symposium featuring work and accomplishments of BBI Seed Grant Awardees for FY16/FY17. More »

Kavli Foundation to sponsor the BBI-Kavli Distinguished Speaker Series

Brain and Behavior Initiative receives generous donation from Kavli Foundation to sponsor new speaker series. More »

Directors' Welcome to the BBI

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

NACS Seminar: Developmental and aging-related changes in sleep's role in cognition

September 29, 2017 10:15 a.m. Room 1103 Bioscience Research Building More»

1st Workshop on Autonomy, Robotics and Cognition October 2–3

October 2, 2017 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Stamp Student Union Colony Ballroom (Room 2203) More»

BBI-Kavli Distinguished Speaker Series: Philip Holmes

October 9, 2017 11:00 a.m. McKeldin Library: Special Events Room 6137 More»

IAI Colloquium: Jonathan Simon, "Neural Representations of Speech in Human Auditory Cortex"

December 6, 2017 4:00 p.m. 1146 AV Williams Building More»