BrainTrust was founded in 1998 by a woman with an acquired brain injury and an MIT graduate student. We are a student run service organization which provides support for individuals with brain injury and other neurological disorders. We host events including panels, awareness fundraisers, and social gatherings. We also educate the community about the brain and brain-related disorders through Brain Injury Awareness booths, and classes during Splash.
Our goal is to provide real-world opportunities to students and other members of the MIT community interested in topics such as cognitive science, medicine, assistive technology, cognitive or neurological prosthetics, and Internet sociology. Members’ efforts directly help people living with neurological impairments. Participants expand their understanding of such disorders and new technologies being developed to help people who have them.