CCVL is affiliated to the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, MIT.

The Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines (CBMM) is a multi-institutional collaboration headquartered at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, with managing partners at Harvard University and Cornell University.

CBMM aims to create a new field—the Science and Engineering of Intelligence—by bringing together computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and neuroscientists to work in close collaboration. This new field is dedicated to developing a computationally based understanding of human intelligence and establishing an engineering practice based on that understanding.