March 24
applications submission
April 30
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Harvard Summer Program in Mind/Brain Sciences - VIII edition

Aims and Scope

The Harvard Summer Program in Mind/Brain Sciences is an initiative of the Harvard Mind/Brain/Behavior (MBB) Interfaculty Initiative and the  Harvard Summer School in collaboration with the University of Trento. This eight-week program enrolls American and Italian students and provides a unique opportunity to study neuroscience at the Center of Mind/Brain Science (CIMeC), University of Trento.

Taught by faculty from Harvard, Harvard Medical School, Goldsmiths University of London, the courses include lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions (e.g., neuroimaging demonstrations and practical sessions in the CIMeC laboratories). Students have the opportunity to learn about cognitive science research by participating in experiments and discovering several different methodologies for analyzing the mind, brain and behavior.

In addition to coursework and research, students take advantage of their surroundings with field trips and excursions throughout Italy.


Directed by:

  • Alfonso Caramazza, PhD, Daniel and Amy Starch Professor of Psychology, Harvard University


“Interesting classes with fantastic professors in the mornings, delicious gelato in the evenings, and a different Italian city every weekend. What more can you ask for? The professors succeeded in sharing their passion and excitement for neuroscience and psychology. I can't praise the program enough for creating an environment conducive to both learning and community. I will cherish my Trento memories forever”

“I found the classes very interesting.  I would recommend this program to anyone else in a heartbeat”


  • John A. Assad, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
  • Alfonso Caramazza, PhD, Daniel and Amy Starch Professor of Psychology, Harvard University and Visiting Research Professor, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento
  • Gustav Kuhn, PhD, Reader in Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London


Harvard Summer School
CIMeC, University of Trento
via delle Regole, 101
38123 Mattarello (TN) - Italy


Harvard Summer School webpage