The center is interested in two fundamental problems: 1 why human can do intelligent things that current computers cannot do. 2 what is a good life. These fundamental questions can be tackled with the tools provided by modern neuroscience, and this incredible interdisplinary field of brain and intelligence research provides many exciting opportunities. In particular, in the area of brain inspired intelligence, we span the spectrum from animal experiments in rodents and marmosets to computational models artificial general intelligence algorithms. In the area of emotion research and social interactions, we again utilize models from rodents, marmosets and humans to tackles questions like circuits underlying emotions, brain activities when listening to music, neural circuits underlying acupuncture therapy. Ultimately we want to arrive at a science of happiness. We are also increasingly interested in brain related medical problems, like depression and anxiety disorders, which challenge us and makes life difficult for many people.