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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  • November 12 - 16, 2022

    San Diego, California
    Related Society for Neuroscience

    Each year, scientists from around the world congregate to discover new ideas, share their research, and experience the best the field has to offer. Attend so you can: present research, network with scientists, attend sessions and events, and browse the exhibit hall. Proposal submission is open through January 25. Abstract submission will open on Wednesday, June 1 and will close on Wednesday, June 15 at 5 p.m. EDT.

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  • November 17 - 18, 2022

    San Diego, California
    Related DeepMath 2022

    Recent advances in deep neural networks (DNNs), combined with open, easily-accessible implementations, have made DNNs a powerful, versatile method used widely in both machine learning and neuroscience. These advances in practical results, however, have far outpaced a formal understanding of these networks and their training. The dearth of rigorous analysis for these techniques limits their usefulness in addressing scientific questions and, more broadly, hinders systematic design of the next generation of networks. Recently, long-past-due theoretical results have begun to emerge from researchers in a number of fields. The purpose of this conference is to give visibility to these results, and those that will follow in their wake, to shed light on the properties of large, adaptive, distributed learning architectures, and to revolutionize our understanding of these systems. Abstract submissions due August 1, 2022.

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  • January 29 - February 1, 2023

    Simons Foundation, 160 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
  • April 13 - May 7, 2023

    Cape Town, South Africa
    SCGB IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo

    The IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo, or isiCNI is an opportunity for African and international students to learn about cutting edge research techniques in computational neuroscience. The format of the school will be a combination of intensive lectures on advanced topics in computational and theoretical neuroscience as well as practical exercises in simulation and data analysis. In addition, students will perform a mini-research project under the supervision of one of the school tutors, to be presented at the end of the school. Application deadline: Thursday 20 Oct 2022

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  • April 23 - 26, 2023

    Janelia Research Campus
    Related Computational and Theoretical Zebrafish Neuroscience

    This workshop aims to provide a community-building forum for researchers at all career stages interested in the interface between zebrafish neuroscience and computation to come together, share tools, explore ideas, and chart a collaborative path forward. This hands-on workshop will focus equal parts on theory and computational tools. Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2022 (11:59 p.m. EST)

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