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Our Mission

The mission of The Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBACS) is to serve as both a beacon and incubator for research across the brain and cognitive sciences at UConn and beyond; promoting and supporting the interdisciplinary science of the mind and its realization in biological and artificial systems.

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“Anyone could, if they were so inclined, be the sculptor of their own brain.”
― Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Upcoming Events

  1. 2/26 MCB Microbiology Journal Club
  2. 2/26 Accelerate UConn Phase 1: NSF I-Corps Program
  3. 2/27 MCB Faculty Search Seminar
  4. 2/28 Discussion on Teaching Neurodiverse Students
  5. 2/28 PNB Seminar Series: Dr. Yi Athena Ren
  6. 2/29 Master’s Thesis Defense of Jessie Gentilella


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    Join us at our next annual Meet and Speak! To find out more about our events, click here.

Six Short Films Profiling IBACS-Affiliated University Researchers

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