研究所由Lore Harp McGovern和Patrick J. McGovern于2000年资助成立，隶属于麻省理工学院，主任是麻省理工学院神经科学教授Robert Desimone。麦戈文脑研究所已经从六名创始教员发展到20多名杰出的研究人员，其中包括一名诺贝尔奖获得者和八名美国国家科学院院士。研究所将各种背景和观点的人聚集在一起，研究健康和疾病的大脑。
The McGovern Brain Institute is a research institute of neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology dedicated to meeting the challenges of modern science, understanding how the brain works, and discovering new ways to prevent or treat brain diseases. Scientists understand how the brain learns, remembers, and perceives the world, discovers how these functions are disrupted by disease, and looks for new ways to treat disease, and even further leverages this understanding of the brain to develop and improve neural networks.
The Institute was founded in 2000 with funding from Lore Harp McGovern and Patrick J. McGovern and is affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the director being Robert Desimone, a professor of neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The McGovern Brain Institute has grown from six founding faculty members to more than 20 distinguished researchers, including a Nobel Laureate and eight members of the National Academy of Sciences. The Institute brings together people of a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to study the health and disease of the brain.
Diverse and inclusive spaces are critical to the advancement of science, and the McGovern Brain Institute is committed to creating an atmosphere of civility, cooperation, and mutual respect that inspires and supports the work of all McGovern employees to accelerate discovery and gain a deeper understanding of the health and disease conditions of the brain through meaningful dialogue, collaboration, and institutional decision-making. Working with colleagues at the Memory Institute, the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, and the broader MIT community, the Institute is committed to building a diverse and vibrant science community that strives to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future.