Major technological and scientific advances have opened a new era in neurosurgical therapies for people with epilepsy, movement, and psychiatric disorders. These invasive surgical procedures provide the unique ability to record and stimulate neuronal populations in precise brain regions, offering groundbreaking opportunities to explore how our brains perform a wide array of cognitive functions. To optimize these opportunities, Mass General Department of Neurosurgery and MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences developed the InBRAIN (Intracranial Brain Recording, Analysis, and Intelligent Neuromodulation) Collaboration.

InBRAIN connects state-of-the-art clinical and research activities in intracranial human neuroscience at MGH with MIT’s expertise in engineering (signal processing, artificial intelligence, electrode design) and basic research on the brain (computational models of neural information processing, primate neurophysiology, cognitive neuroscience). 

InBRAIN employs a team neuroscience approach to create:

  • Opportunities for ethical, innovative, in vivo human basic and translational neuroscience research 

  • Robust data standards, management, and sharing (via a data warehouse for neurophysiology, imaging, and behavioral data)

  • Educational opportunities for MIT students and MGH trainees

  • New approaches to patient and community engagement in neuroscience

Co-Directors:

 

Nancy Kanwisher, PhD

Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience 

Brain and Cognitive Sciences (MIT)

 

Mark Richardson, MD, PhD

Director of Functional Neurosurgery (MGH)

Visiting Associate Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (MIT)