FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is HSMBB?
What is MBB, and how is it different from HSMBB?
Who can come to meetings and events?
How much of a commitment is HSMBB?
How can I get more involved in HSMBB?
What is the Harvard Brain?
How do I subscribe to the hsmbb-list mailing list (the main list for HSMBB events and announcements)?
How do I unsubscribe from the hsmbb-list mailing list?

What is HSMBB?
Formed in the fall of 2002, HSMBB is an undergraduate organization that fosters exchange across disciplines: among students who are formally involved in MBB tracks (neurobiology, psychology, philosophy, computer science, history of science, human evolutionary biology, and linguistics) or just interested in MBB-related topics and courses. HSMBB provides a variety of social, academic, and intellectual opportunities including weekly informal seminars with awesome professors, biweekly teas with food, profs, and other students interested in MBB, and comprehensive symposia that focus on broad questions within MBB. top

What is MBB, and how is it different from HSMBB?
The Mind/Brain/Behavior (MBB) Interfaculty Initiative is an umbrella program at Harvard University that oversees the MBB tracks within the Harvard College undergraduate concentrations and also includes graduate and faculty research initiatives. Find out more at http://mbb.harvard.edu. The Harvard Society for Mind, Brain, and Behavior (HSMBB) is a kind of undergraduate branch of this larger MBB initiative, and HSMBB is generally funded by MBB. top

Who can come to meetings and events?
All undergraduates interested in MBB-related disciplines, regardless of concentration and class year or experience with MBB subjects, are encouraged to attend! While this is primarily an undergraduate organization, other members of the Harvard community are absolutely welcome, particularly at special events. top

How much of a commitment is HSMBB?
HSMBB can be as little or as much of a commitment as you want it to be; you can come to as many or as few meetings and events as they are interested in. If you’re interested in joining the HSMBB board, which plans and executes all of the HSMBB events, join our mailing list to hear when we’re taking applications! top

How can I get more involved in HSMBB?
The best way to get involved is to come to as many teas and seminars as you can, get engaged in the discussions, and meet the board. We also always love to get input and suggestions to improve our regular events and develop some new ones. If you want to get involved in the day-to-day workings of HSMBB and help plan HSMBB events, applications for the HSMBB board are held annually. To hear about our events, as well as about board applications, sign up for our mailing list! top

How do I subscribe to the hsmbb-list mailing list (the main list for HSMBB events and announcements)?
Go to http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/hsmbb-list and enter your email address in the box. You can also Like us on Facebook to get updates! top

How do I unsubscribe from the hsmbb-list mailing list?
Go to http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/hsmbb-list, enter the e-mail address you’re subscribed with in the box at the bottom, and click on “Edit Options.” You can have the Mailman server e-mail you back your password, and then you can unsubscribe. top