Global Brain

The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) aims to expand our understanding of the role of internal brain processes in the arc from sensation to action, thereby discovering the nature, role and mechanisms of the neural activity that produces cognition.

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  • May 18, 2021
    4:00 - 5:15 PM
    SCGB Boston-Area Postdoc/Student Meeting

    The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain hosts a Boston-area group meeting to bring together postdocs and PhD students interested in neural coding and dynamics. This month's speaker is:

    Mariela Petkova
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Engert and Lichtman Labs
    Harvard University
    Correlative light and electron microscopy in the zebrafish nervous system

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  • May 19 - 21, 2021
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Related Simons-Emory Theory Methods Workshop

    On Day 1 (5/19), Gordon Berman;.’s group will discuss methods for quantifying, analyzing, and modeling animal behavior in the context of neuroscientific experiments. On Day 2 (5/20), Chethan Pandarinath’s group will discuss analyzing and denoising the latent dynamics of neural populations and EMG data using techniques from deep learning. Lastly, on Day 3 (5/21), Ilya Nemenman’s group will discuss methods of estimating mutual information and discovering important patterns in single unit spiking data. Please go here to register. Participation will be limited to 100 individuals.

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  • May 21 - 26, 2021

    Related Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting

    The scientific content of the meeting reflects the breadth of topics in modern vision science, from visual coding to perception, recognition and the visual control of action, as well as the recent development of new methodologies from cognitive psychology, computer vision and neuroimaging.

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  • June 1 - 21, 2021

    The Pike Lake
    Related Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS) 2020

    This event has been postponed to June 2021. Stay tuned for more information.

    TENSS concentrates top-level international expertise to teach a dozen students techniques and concepts in experimental systems neuroscience. We focus on modern optical and electrophysiological methods to study the connectivity and function of neuronal circuits. The course is designed to be intensive and highly interactive, including both lab sessions and theoretical lectures. Coursework will take place in a land of myth and legend, beyond large forests (Transylvania), on the shores of a picturesque natural reserve called Pike Lake. Applications are welcome from interested (and interesting) graduate students and postdocs. Application deadline: March 1st 2020

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  • June 15 - 17, 2021

    Related 7th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting

    The BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting convenes BRAIN Initiative awardees, staff, and leadership from the contributing federal agencies (NIH, NSF, DARPA, IARPA, and FDA), plus representatives and investigators from participating non-federal organizations, and members of the media, public, and Congress. The purpose of this open meeting is to provide a forum for discussing exciting scientific developments and potential new directions, and to identify areas for collaboration and research coordination.

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  • June 22 - 24, 2021

    Related Virtual Dopamine Conference 2021

    ViDA is pleased to announce our second virtual dopamine meeting in June 2021! This three-day event will feature a range of talks, panel and posters on dopamine, the basal ganglia and related fields. Stay tuned for updates on registration information and full program.

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  • July 5 - August 20, 2021

    Related Neuromatch Academy 2021

    Started in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Neuromatch Academy is a non-profit course in computational neuroscience. Neuromatch Academy aims to introduce traditional and emerging tools of computational neuroscience to trainees. Our student population ranges from undergraduates to faculty in academic settings and also includes industry professionals. Students have a diversity of backgrounds including experimental and computational neuroscience and machine learning. NMA-Computational Neuroscience: July 5-23 NMA-Deep Learning: Aug 2-20. Applications open on April 15 and you can pre-register here.

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  • July 17 - August 8, 2021

    Suzhou, China
    Related Computational & Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) Summer School

    Designed to emphasize higher cognitive functions and their underlying neural circuit mechanisms, the course aims at training talented and highly motivated students and postdoctoral fellows from Asia and around the world. We welcome both applicants with quantitative backgrounds (including Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science) and those with experimental backgrounds. Deadline to apply: May 7

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  • August 1 - 27, 2021

    Woods Hole, MA
    Related Methods in Computational Neursocience

    This course introduces students to the computational and mathematical techniques that are used to address how the brain solves these problems at levels of neural organization ranging from single membrane channels to operations of the entire brain. The course is appropriate for graduate students, postdocs and faculty in a variety of fields, from zoology, ethology, and neurobiology, to physics, engineering, and mathematics. Students are expected to have a strong background in one discipline, and to have made some effort to introduce themselves to a complementary discipline.

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  • August 21 - September 5, 2021

    Friday Harbor, Washington
    Related Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain

    The Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain is an intensive, project-based residential course with a focus on the neurobiology of sensory processing, coding, and neural population dynamics. This program is intended for researchers at the graduate and postdoctoral level with an interest in developing the intersection of their scientific knowledge and their computational skills. Founded by Adrienne Fairhall and Christof Koch, the Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain is co-hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Computational Neuroscience Center at the University of Washington. Application deadline: Thursday, March 25, 2021

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