Sandbox Partnerships

Center for the Future Mind

FAU’s Center for the Future Mind is a collaboration between the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the FAU’s Brain Institute, which draws from the expansion of collaborative research in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — especially with partners Scripps Research and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. This is the only place on Earth where Max Planck and Scripps — the top two biomedical research institutes in the world — are co-located, providing unparalleled opportunities for collaborative work on pressing questions about the future of the mind.



At the core of our research is a custom simulation and machine learning platform that allows for perception-action experiments. Individuals and teams in the lab work on modules that they think are relevant to that overall goal. Some of these modules will consist of 3D simulated environments, others modules will consist of theoretical components such as hypervectors, Cartesian frames, locally competitive algorithms, or long short-term memory networks.