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 20 - 23, 2018

    Janelia Research Campus
    Related Analysis and Interpretation of Connectomes

    This meeting will explore how connectomes can be best utilized by bringing together experts spanning the range of expertise required to make use of connectomics, including systems neuroscientists, computational modelers, and theoreticians. Recent successes in the field of connectomics will be covered as well as computational methods for modeling connectomes, ranging from statistical modeling of graphs and networks to dynamical neural network modeling.

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  • June 1 - 21, 2018

    Pike Lake, Romania
    Related Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS) 2018

    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.

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  • June 17 - 30, 2018

    Janelia Research Campus
    Related Mathematical Analysis of Behavior

    Explore Outstanding Phenomena in Animal Behavior
    Jointly hosted by Janelia and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), this program will bring together 15-20 advanced PhD students with complementary expertise who are interested in working at the interface of mathematics and biology.

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  • June 20 - 24, 2018

    Nomikos Conference Centre
    Related AREADNE 2018 Research in Encoding And Decoding of Neural Ensembles

    The AREADNE conferences bring scientific leaders from around the world to present their recent findings on the functioning of neuronal ensembles in an informal yet spectacular setting on Santorini. The conference series emphasizes interaction with a size and pace that encourages in-depth discussion. Interested researchers are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for poster presentation as attendance is strictly limited, and the conference typically sells out.
    Abstract submission deadline: tentatively Feb., 2018 (attendance limited, presenters gain priority)

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  • June 26 - July 19, 2018

    Cold Spring Harbor Asia, Suzhou, China
    Related 8th Computational and 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 other countries in the world.

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  • July 7 - 11, 2018

    CityCube Berlin
    Related FENS Forum of Neuroscience

    Organized by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. Hosted by the German Neuroscience Society.
    SCGB investigator Dr. Thomas Mrsic-Flogel and chair of the Programme Committee for the FENS Forum 2018 encourages innovative abstracts that address a broad range of neuroscience topics and themes.

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  • July 9 - 22, 2018

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Related Computational Neuroscience: Vision

    Through a combination of lectures and hands-on experience with MATLAB-based computer tutorials and projects, this intensive course will examine visual information processing from the retina to higher cortical areas, spatial pattern analysis, motion analysis, neuronal coding and decoding, attention, and decision-making. Applications due: March 31

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  • July 13 - 18, 2018

    UW & Allen Institute
    Related CNS*2018 Twenty Seventh Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting

    Equally emphasizes experimental, model based, and more theoretical approaches to understanding neurobiological computation.

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  • July 14 - 18, 2018

    Seattle, WA
    Related CNS 2018

    The annual CNS conference 2018 in Seattle will bring together the community of computational neuroscience, neural theory and brain data analysis to share their research. This year’s keynotes are given by Eve Marder, Nancy Kopell, Daniel Wolpert and Rajesh Rao. The conference is co-hosted by the University of Washington and the Allen Institute.

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  • July 29 - August 24, 2018

    Marine Biological Laboratory
    Related Methods in Computational Neuroscience

    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. Deadline: March 20, 2018

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