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  • Jeff Lichtman

    Disruptive Innovations in Neuroscience: Jeff Lichtman

    McGovern Institute Spring Symposium 2014 | Jeff Lichtman, Harvard University | "Connectomics"
  • Michael Lin

    Disruptive Innovations in Neuroscience: Michael Lin

    McGovern Institute Spring Symposium 2014 | Michael Lin, Stanford University | "GFP as an optogenetic Swiss Army knife: New applications in voltage sensing, memory visualization, and optical control of protein activity"
  • Image: Zeynep Saygin / MIT

    Long range connections in the brain

    This video shows white matter tracts, the long-range connections of the human brain. The tracts are revealed here through a MRI-based method known as ‘diffusion tensor imaging’ or DTI.
  • Fear, Trauma & Memory: A Panel Discussion

    “Fear, Trauma, and Memory: A Panel Discussion”

    How accurate are our memories after a traumatic event? Does chronic stress make us more vulnerable to trauma? Will scientists one day succeed in preventing PTSD? Panelists discuss these and related questions at an April 7, 2014 event at the McGovern Institute.
  • Patrick McGovern at the 10th anniversary of the McGovern Institute, October 2010.

    Remembering Pat McGovern: A Photo Montage

    A photo montage of McGovern Institute co-founder Patrick J. McGovern. Pat McGovern passed away on March 19, 2014.
  • Patrick McGovern at the 10th anniversary of the McGovern Institute, October 2010.

    Remembering Pat McGovern: A Video Interview

    We report with great sadness the death of Pat McGovern, on March 19, 2014. Recently Pat gave an interview in which he discussed his motivation for establishing the McGovern Institute.
  • Photo: Justin Knight

    2014 Phillip A. Sharp Lecture in Neural Circuits

    In the 2014 Sharp Lecture, May-Britt Moser of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology described her work on “grid cells,” which she co-discovered with husband Edvard Moser in 2005. The activity of these cells suggests…

  • Happy Holidays from the McGovern Institute

    McGovern Institute Holiday Greeting 2013

    Wishing you a ball this holiday season  — from your friends at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT!…

  • 2013 McGovern Institute Fall Symposium

    Jisong Guan: McGovern Institute 2013 Fall Symposium

    Jisong Guan, Tsinghua University “Chasing the memory traces in mammalian cortex”

    On November 4, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT hosted a joint symposium with the IDG/McGovern Institutes at Beijing Normal …

  • 2013 McGovern Institute Fall Symposium

    Yichang Jia: McGovern Institute 2013 Fall Symposium

    Yichang Jia, Tsinghua University “Disease mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration caused by RNA metabolism abnormalities”

    On November 4, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT hosted a joint symposium with the…

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