The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience seeks to provide a new understanding of the origins, development, and function of the nervous system and its capacity to produce perception, thought, language, memory, emotion, and action.

Research Areas

MPFI research groups focus on brain function and neural circuits.


MPFI brings together outstanding scientists with a broad range of expertise in a cohesive, collaborative environment designed to stimulate the development of novel approaches to understanding the structure, function, and development of neural circuits.

Our Labs

Our scientists work on aspects of neuroscience ranging from genes and molecules to cells and synapses, to circuits, behavior, and diseases.

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Scientific Cores

When a scientist can collaborate closely with experts, great achievements can result

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Providing researchers with in-house access to top of the line technology and expertise is one of the things that sets MPFI apart from other research institutions.

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