The Conte Center at Harvard University, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and housed in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard, is dedicated to basic neuroscience research that probes the developmental origins of mental illness. 

IN THE NEWS:

Synesthesia: A Window Into Brain Development
Symposium Videos Now Available

The Power of the Infant Brain
Scientific American article by Conte Center Director Takao Hensch

Harnessing the Childhood Brain to Treat Alzheimer Disease, Autism, and Mental Illness
Medscape Interview with Prof. Hensch

Imaging Neural Connections:
New study raises the bar for precision, speed and thoroughness

Imaging the Brain's Jungles:
A Miniscule Yet Monumental Leap Forward

Expanding the Brain:
Research identifies more than 40 new imprinted genes (Harvard Gazette)