MIND, BRAIN, AND BEHAVIOR

faceThe Mind, Brain, and Behavior Concentration encompasses the fields of Neuroscience, Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Psychology, and Philosophy.

WHY WOULD I WANT TO STUDY MIND, BRAIN, & BEHAVIOR?

If you are interested in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind, animal behavior, linguistics, or psychology, you might want to broaden your expertise to include the study of Mind, Brain, and Behavior (MBB). MBB is not merely the intersection of several disciplines; it is really a new paradigm based on the application of wide ranging methodologies to understand a core set of problems involving the mind and brain.

WHO CAN PURSUE A DEGREE IN MIND, BRAIN, AND BEHAVIOR?

Any undergraduate at Bard can pursue studies in MBB. MBB is a concentration rather than a program, so an interested student must moderate into a program (primary discipline) and complete its requirements, in addition to pursuing studies in MBB.

Which programs are compatible with this concentration?

We believe that any program can be enhanced by adding the study of cognition. That said, the degree in MBB has the greatest overlap with biology, computer science, philosophy, and psychology, so it is generally most straightforward to combine MBB with one of these fields. If you need help deciding whether MBB can fit with your academic plans, contact one of the MBB faculty members

 

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