Knowledge about mind, brain, and behavior has expanded exponentially in recent years as complex domains of mental function and behavior are becoming susceptible to scientific elucidation. The traditional disciplines have proven remarkably successful at expanding this knowledge and have been enhanced by intellectual innovations that stem from crossing traditional disciplinary lines. Contributing to this project, the Mind Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative (MBB) was established in 1993 to help bring the perspectives of neuroscience into sustained and constructive dialogue with those of other natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.
In its undergraduate programs, MBB connects students with a diverse group of faculty from across Harvard's schools and disciplines. MBB offers tracks that allow students to integrate a research- focused study of mind/brain/behavior with their concentration studies, and a secondary field for students from any concentration. MBB secondary field students may either (1) integrate their MBB interests with their concentration but without a research focus or (2) study mind/brain/behavior largely independently from their concentration.