The Brain

Reveal how the human brain and our social and physical environments interact – and how this influences our health and behavior.

You have...

The gift of gab, grace, or generosity.

Ever wonder why?

Unlocking the brain’s secrets and understanding how the brain works has huge implications for you and all of society. This knowledge is essential for improving treatment and developing cures for devastating conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease.  And, as we advance our understanding of the brain, we can also advance other aspects of human endeavor and performance.

We’re revealing your brain power

Studying the brain is as highly complex as the brain itself.  It requires the efforts of many experts—neuroscientists, physicists, psychologists, molecular engineers, computer scientists—just to name a few. 

That’s why UChicago is the right place. 

Building on our culture of collaborative discovery, the newly created Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology, and Human Behavior brings these and other experts together to probe the mysteries of the brain.

Your support will propel their critical work.

We’ve established the Grossman Institute as the intellectual home for this diverse group of scholars, who are steeped in our culture of collaborative discovery.

Together, we can reveal answers that renew hope for so many.