University of California, San Diego, and the Salk Institute for Biological StudiesKavli Institute for Brain and Mind

Bridging disciplinary boundaries to further our understanding of the origins, evolution and mechanisms of human cognition

The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) facilitates collaborations between groups and labs across scientific disciplines and fosters research focused on ideas that bridge different levels of organization of brain and mind, from the molecular and cellular to behavioral and cognitive neuroscientific research.

FOUNDED 2004

Leadership

Yishi Jin

Co-Director, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind

Edward Callaway

Co-Director, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind

Ralph Greenspan

Associate Director, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind

Gabriel Silva

Associate Director, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind

AREAS OF INQUIRY

  • How do particular genetic programs construct the nervous system?
  • How does this genetic activity ultimately give rise to behavior?
  • How do brains repair themselves?
  • How do the mechanisms of memory relate to the experience of remembering?
  • What are the neural bases of learning, consciousness, feeling, memory and attention?

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