The Simons Center for the Social Brain (SCSB) hosts a variety of regular events for MIT researchers and the wider community to discuss recent progress and research opportunities in autism and developmental brain disorders. The Summer and Fall Poster Sessions highlight autism and social brain research at MIT.

The Simons Center Colloquium Series extends the longstanding Autism and Developmental Disorders Colloquium Series hosted at MIT by the former Simons Initiative on Autism and the Brain. This series — a resource for the Boston community — serves as a forum for bringing together basic and clinical researchers working on autism spectrum disorders.

The Simons Center for the Social Brain Lunch Series takes place periodically on Fridays from noon to 1pm. This series has been created in order to foster the exchange of information among researchers interested in autism and the social brain.

In addition, the Simons Center hosts periodic Workshops to highlight aspects of SCSB-sponsored research. Each Workshop provides a forum for interested researchers to speak with current Simons Center researchers and learn about upcoming funding opportunities.

Past Events

Follow the links below to view images from and recordings of recent SCSB events.

Colloquium: Author and Journalist Ron Suskind discusses 'Mapping the substructures of common affinities for ASD population to create tools for intellectual and emotional growth.' [video], March 12, 2014.

Colloquium: 'A cognitive neuroscience approach to the early identification of autism,' with Dr. Charles Nelson [video], March 19, 2014.

Social Brain Workshop [video], September 4, 2013.

2013 Summer UROP Poster Session, August 9, 2013.

2012 SCSB Poster Session and Luncheon [images], October 26, 2012.

2012 Summer UROP Poster Session and Luncheon [images], August 3, 2012.

Inaugural Event [images], April 11, 2012.

Inaugural Workshop[video], February 17, 2012.