KIBM researchers bridge disciplinary boundaries to further our understanding of the origins, evolution and mechanisms of human cognition, from the brain's physical and biochemical machinery to the experiences and behaviors we call the mind.
We support innovative research in the La Jolla area through grants to teams of investigators working on problems at the boundaries of our current knowledge about brain and mind. In the past seven years we have granted 69 awards totaling over $2 million dollars to investigators at UCSD, the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, the Neurosciences Research Institute, and the Scripps Research Institute. Pilot data from the first five years of our innovative research grants have led to several large awards to labs at UCSD and Salk to further investigate autism spectrum disorders, cystinosis, neurogenesis, and learning.
We have hosted and co-sponsored numerous events, workshops and seminars in La Jolla to increase connections between investigators in various disciplines, disseminate interesting science to the public, and enhance our efforts to bridge brain and mind research in the scientific community.
April 30, 2013
KIBM Director, Nick Spitzer, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
May 4, 2013
The 2013 INC Cognitive Neuroscience Retreat and KIBM Spring Symposium will be on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Registration now open:
April 8, 2013, noon
Mindfulness, Mindsight and the Brain: What is Mind and Mental Heath?
Co-sponsored by KIBM and SEEC.
April 2, 2013
March 13, 2013, 2pm
Rethinking gating: selective integration of sensory signals through network dynamics
March 14, 2013, noon
Neuroscience, explanation, and the problem of free will
February 18-20, 2013