History & Mission

The MIT Behavioral Research Lab (BRL) was founded in 2006 with support from the Office of the Provost. In 2016, the BRL became a part of MIT Sloan School of Management and has since then received its funding from MIT Sloan’s Office of the Dean. Despite this transition, the BRL remains an Institute-wide resource serving all MIT-affiliated behavioral researchers.

The mission of the BRL is to facilitate the administration of impactful, innovative behavioral research at MIT. We seek to pursue this mission by providing lab facilities, recruitment support, and advisory services to behavioral researchers across MIT, while enabling individuals inside and outside of MIT to participate in meaningful research studies.

History & Mission

The MIT Behavioral Research Lab (BRL) was founded in 2006 with support from the Office of the Provost. In 2016, the BRL became a part of MIT Sloan School of Management and has since then received its funding from MIT Sloan’s Office of the Dean. Despite this transition, the BRL remains an Institute-wide resource serving all MIT-affiliated behavioral researchers.

The mission of the BRL is to facilitate the administration of impactful, innovative behavioral research at MIT. We seek to pursue this mission by providing lab facilities, recruitment support, and advisory services to behavioral researchers across MIT, while enabling individuals inside and outside of MIT to participate in meaningful research studies.

People

The BRL is led and managed by faculty and staff members from the MIT Sloan School of Management:

 

Jared Curhan

Faculty Director

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Drazen Prelec

Faculty Director

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Helen Yap

Research Coordinator

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Jared Curhan

Faculty Director

Read Bio

Drazen Prelec

Faculty Director

Read Bio

Helen Yap

Research Coordinator

Read Bio
 

Jared Curhan

Faculty Director

Read Bio

Drazen Prelec

Faculty Director

Read Bio

Helen Yap

Research Coordinator

Read Bio
 

 

Jared Curhan

Faculty Director

Read Bio

Drazen Prelec

Faculty Director

Read Bio

Helen Yap

Research Coordinator

Read Bio
 

People

The BRL is led and managed by faculty and staff members from the MIT Sloan School of Management:

Jared Curhan

Faculty Director

Read Bio

Drazen Prelec

Faculty Director

Read Bio

Helen Yap

Research Coordinator

Read Bio
 

Directions

  • Map marker icon. The BRL's address is 400 Main Street, Suite 435, Cambridge, MA 02142.

    Address

    The BRL is conveniently located at Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our address is 400 Main Street (MIT Building E19), Suite 435, Cambridge, MA 02142. Please click here to view a map of our location.

  • MBTA icon. The BRL, located in Kendall Square, is accessible by subway and by bus.

    Public Transportation (MBTA)

    Take the Red Line subway or the 64, 68, 85, or CT2 bus to Kendall/MIT Station, then walk along Main Street toward the west (in the direction of The Kendall Hotel) for about two minutes. The BRL is at 400 Main Street, across from Legal Sea Foods.

  • Car icon. Drive to the BRL and park in Kendall Square.

    Driving & Parking

    As parking in Cambridge can be expensive and hard to find, research participants are encouraged to use public transportation whenever possible. If you choose to drive to our lab, you may set 400 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 as the destination in your navigation system or follow the driving directions provided here. Nearby parking spots include metered spaces on Main Street, Ames Street, and Amherst Street, as well as paid parking at the Kendall Center Yellow Garage and the Kendall Center Green Garage.

Directions

  • Map marker icon. The BRL's address is 400 Main Street, Suite 435, Cambridge, MA 02142.

    Address

    The BRL is conveniently located at Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our address is 400 Main Street (MIT Building E19), Suite 435, Cambridge, MA 02142. Please click here to view a map of our location.

  • MBTA icon. The BRL, located in Kendall Square, is accessible by subway and by bus.

    Public Transportation (MBTA)

    Take the Red Line subway or the 64, 68, 85, or CT2 bus to Kendall/MIT Station, then walk along Main Street toward the west (in the direction of The Kendall Hotel) for about two minutes. The BRL is at 400 Main Street, across from Legal Sea Foods.

  • Car icon. Drive to the BRL and park in Kendall Square.

    Driving & Parking

    As parking in Cambridge can be expensive and hard to find, research participants are encouraged to use public transportation whenever possible. If you choose to drive to our lab, you may set 400 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 as the destination in your navigation system or follow the driving directions provided here. Nearby parking spots include metered spaces on Main Street, Ames Street, and Amherst Street, as well as paid parking at the Kendall Center Yellow Garage and the Kendall Center Green Garage.

Directions

Map marker icon. The BRL's address is 400 Main Street, Suite 435, Cambridge, MA 02142.

Address

The BRL is conveniently located at Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our address is 400 Main Street (MIT Building E19), Suite 435, Cambridge, MA 02142. Please click here to view a map of our location.

MBTA icon. The BRL, located in Kendall Square, is accessible by subway and by bus.

Public Transportation (MBTA)

Take the Red Line subway or the 64, 68, 85, or CT2 bus to Kendall/MIT Station, then walk along Main Street toward the west (in the direction of The Kendall Hotel) for about two minutes. The BRL is at 400 Main Street, across from Legal Sea Foods.

Car icon. Drive to the BRL and park in Kendall Square.

Driving & Parking

As parking in Cambridge can be expensive and hard to find, research participants are encouraged to use public transportation whenever possible. If you choose to drive to our lab, you may set 400 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 as the destination in your navigation system or follow the driving directions provided here. Nearby parking spots include metered spaces on Main Street, Ames Street, and Amherst Street, as well as paid parking at the Kendall Center Yellow Garage and the Kendall Center Green Garage.

Contact Us

Have questions? Reach out to us anytime by sending an email to lab‑manager@mit.edu or by completing the contact form below!

 

Contact

Have questions? Reach out to us anytime by sending an email to lab‑manager@mit.edu or by completing the contact form below!