Doing brain research is hard. Explaining it in 60 seconds or less is even harder.
At the McGovern Institute, scientists from all over the world are studying how brain cells work, and how they come together to influence our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. But research at the McGovern Institute is more than just neuroscience. It’s biology, math, tool-building, computer science, genetics, engineering, social science — even video-game programming.
Explore this page to meet a selection of young McGovern scientists who are using different tools to unlock the mystery of the brain. With only 60 seconds to communicate their work and inspire the next generation of STEM researchers, these scientists paint a compelling picture of brain research at MIT (in less time than it takes to brush their teeth).