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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 »

BBI Holds 2017 Seed Grant Symposium

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

October 20, 2017 10:15 a.m. Room 1103 Bioscience Research Building More»

MPowering the State/SB 1052 Workshop: Achieving Broader Research Impact in the 21st Century

November 8, 2017 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, 4500 Campus Drive, College Park 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»