Center for Memory and Brain

About Us

The Boston University Center for Memory and Brain (CMB) was established as a center of excellence in research, training, and teaching in the cognitive neuroscience of memory. The CMB is composed of faculty within the Departments of Psychology, Biology, Mathematics. The small core group of neuroscientists that compose the CMB complement each other in technical abilities and share the specific interest of characterizing brain mechanisms of memory. The CMB is unique in close working relations among its faculty in a continuity of expertise across the levels of analysis of memory. We pursue complementary and collaborative studies aimed at describing the “circuit diagram” for memory in the human brain, and we teach at all levels and train neuroscientists in this field.

Core Members:

Howard Eichenbaum, Director, Center for Memory and Brain; Director, Center for Neuroscience; Professor of Psychology; University Professor, is an internationally recognized leader in neuropsychology of memory in animals and characterization of memory coding properties of neurons.

Michael Hasselmo, Associate Director, Center for Memory and Brain; Professor of Psychology, is an internationally known leader in  computationaland experimental analyses of neural circuits that mediate memory and in the pharmacology of memory.

Nancy Kopell, Professor of Mathematics, is an expert on neural dynamics, and is especially interested in neural rhythms and their functions.

Chantal E Stern, Professor of Psychology and faculty member at the MGH-NMR Center, is an expert in human brain imaging of memory systems.


Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience made possible by Grant #P50 MH09436-01  from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). This web site contents are solely the responsibility of the Center members and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIMH or NIH.

The Center for Memory and Brain is also funded by the Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) N00014-10-1-0963.