The Mind Project launched around 1995, with a small group of students (only marginally supervised by a few insufficently trained faculty) built the Iris.1 robot (video available) -- to help raise probing questions about the nature of the human mind in college classrooms. For the next decade, the primary focus of The Mind Project was to produce effective, interactive, online curriculum materials to introduce college students, with no previous background, to the many disciplines that contribute to the scientific study of the mind and brain (sometimes called "the cognitive and learning sciences").
A majority of the modules currently online were created for use with freshman and sophmore college students. We encourage you to search the website for content that is helpful, and let us know if there is any way we can be of help. You might want to "create a course" which will allow you to use our server to create your own table of contents for your course -- using not only our curriculum modules and quiz system but also content anywhere on the Internet.
STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
If you have students with programming or engineering skills, we have undergraduates from several U.S. schools as well as one in Portugal, working on the Iris.4 mobile robot project. If you and one or more of your students would like to join the team -- to build your own Iris.4 robot and to help us improve its capabilities, please contact us. If you have other student / faculty research projects in mind, please let us know. We will help support them if we are able.
The Mind Project leadership has been instrumental in launching the Consortium on Cognitive Science Instruction -- and international organization to support education and research in the scientific study of mind and brain. We have built an Archive -- and now we need to fill it with the best digital content in the world. Let us know if you would like to help with the Consortium or with the Archive.