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Mission: The Brain Research Institute is an interdisciplinary research center devoted to the study of the neural mechanisms of higher mental function, particularly the mechanisms of conscious experience and the evolution of higher states of consciousness. The investigation of the neural mechanisms of higher states of consciousness stems from the most fundamental questions of human experience critical to the understanding of the human brain and the attainment of enlightenment. Research in this field to date has documented the availability of a complete and systematic science of consciousness, Maharishi Vedic Science and Technology. These simple, natural procedures, including Maharishi Transcendental Meditation Program, have been scientifically documented to enliven the full inner intelligence of body and mind in the individual in a effortless and rapid manner, eliminating problems in the areas of education, health, business, and society in general.

The Brain Research Institute fosters theoretical and/or experimental research in the light of Maharishi Vedic Science. conducted in the following disciplines: neuroanatomy, psychophysiology, computational neuroscience, molecular neuroscience, and linguistics. The Brain Research Institute is a scientific research institute at Maharishi University of Management.

Members: All faculty in the Brain Research Institute hold either primary appointments in university departments or are researchers in recognized research institutions worldwide. The Brain Research Institute grew out of the first Program in the Neuroscience of Human Consciousness established in 1981.

Activities: The Brain Research Institute hosts biweekly seminars and annual minisymposium.

Location: Situated in the Science Building on the beautiful Maharishi University of Management Campus, the Brain Research Institute, along with the Center for Natural Medicine and Health Care, the College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine, the Psychophysiology Laboratories, Molecular Biology Laboratories, creates an exciting, highly creative and interactive research environment.