The IDG McGovern Institute for Brain Research at PKU consists of neural and cognitive scientists at Peking University, who are focused on understanding fundamental processes underlying brain function and uncovering mechanisms of brain disorders.

We emphasize interdisciplinary interactions and approaches, with faculty members from biology, cognitive sciences, psychology to psychiatry, and technologies from traditional psychophysics, genetics, molecular biology to modern imaging and manipulation of molecules and neurons, visualization of functioning human brains, and genomics analysis of diseases and cognitive traits.

The institute was established in 2012 with contributions from Patrick J. McGovern and Lore Harp McGovern, who are committed to improving human welfare, communication and understanding through their support for neuroscience research.