The Mind Project

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The Mind Project

The Mind Project [click here] is a repository of interactive, hands-on teaching materials to introduce people of all ages to the exciting disciplines that contribute to the scientific study of the mind and brain. It is the result of over 25 years of work by a community of researchers, teachers, and students from the many disciplines that constitute the cognitive sciences, including neurobiology, artificial intelligence & robotics, cognitive psychology, philosophy, linguistics and more. Each of our curriculum modules is accessible to people with no previous background in the field of study. Our virtual labs do not give users mere facts about cognitive science; rather, users become researchers who must master the research methodologies used to acquire the scientific facts in the first place.

Generous grants for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and from the Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA) program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) helped to create the original content but that funding has long since ended and the website is now maintained by volunteers. To keep the website and all the interactive content functioning properly we have had to make many alterations, sometimes hiring experts to solve technical problems. We appreciate any help you might give to keep these resources available for free online.