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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.

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 »

Researchers part of two NSF Neural & Cognitive Systems grants worth more than $1.2 million

The NSF awards have been issued to U.S. cross-disciplinary teams to conduct innovative research focused on neural and cognitive systems. More »

BBI Seed Grant Symposium

September 14, 2017 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. McKeldin Library Room 6137, Special Events Room More»

NACS Seminar: A broader vision of object recognition: beyond ventral cortex

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

Animal Communication and Human Language Workshop

September 22, 2017 5:00 p.m. More»

BBI-Kavli Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Philip Holmes

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