Penn’s hub for the integrative study of the mind, connecting researchers across our campus and with our community.


MindCORE increases the broader societal impact of new knowledge about human behavior and decision making gained from current research, and influences public policy and education through coordinated outreach programs


MindCORE bring together faculty with diverse approaches to the study of the mind, from disciplines in the Arts & Sciences to centers and departments in Business, Engineering, Medicine, and other schools.


MindCORE is the home of several undergraduate and graduate programs that are educating the next generation of students of the mind.

Integrated Language Sciences & Technology

Bringing together language science and technology at Penn

Social & Cultural Evolution Working Group

Uniting evolutionary and social sciences at Penn


Panel Discussion: How to Attend a Conference

On July 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Research Presentation: John McCoy

On July 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM

MindCORE Summer Yoga

From May 10, 2019 to July 26, 2019, Every week at 12:00 PM

Graduate Student Panel

On July 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Research Presentation: Desmond Oathes

On July 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Film Screening: “The Linguists”

On July 24, 2019 at 4:00 PM

MindCORE Summer Yoga

From May 10, 2019 to July 26, 2019, Every week at 12:00 PM

Research Presentation: Robert DeRubeis

On July 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Research Presentation: Joshua Gold

On August 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM

MindCORE Seminar: Maya Bar-Hillel

On November 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Helen Mayberg, M.D.

"We start to reframe what it means to feel paralyzed in the agony of depression, not to be metaphorical, but to be literal."...

Aaron Batista, PhD

"Trust your instincts, but listen to each other."   An interview with Aaron Batista, PhD Associate Professor,...

Chaz Firestone, PhD

"How good are you — and how can we make you better — at anticipating when your machines will fail?"   An interview with...

Christian Ruff, PhD

"...Quite often these so-called “free choices” that we make—they’re not free at all."   An Interview with Christian Ruff,...

Terry Jernigan, PhD

"...Some of the most exciting bursts of creativity come when you pivot."   An interview with Terry Jernigan, PhD Professor...

Eric Turkheimer, PhD

"...Being divorced is just about as heritable as schizophrenia, and you probably wouldn’t want to say that divorce is a genetic...

Judit Gervain, PhD

"There’s this interesting disconnect between how helpless a human newborn looks and how sophisticated a baby really is, at least...

Sam Gershman, PhD

"...An elementary decision of whether to buy something or not really depends in some nontrivial way on a whole host of factors...

John Krakauer, PhD

"I think science is a little bit more like being an artist. You have to suffer and struggle a bit."   An interview with...

Catherine Hartley, PhD

"If you believe that you are someone who can make good things happen or prevent bad things from happening, this changes the way...
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