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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  • October 8 - 26, 2018
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Bordeaux Neurocampus, France
    Related Linking Neural Circuits and Behaviour

    The goals of this advanced Cajal course is to provide an in-depth exposure to current technologies in neurosciences. This will include hands-on training in state-of-the-art methods including optical microscopy, electrophysiology, optogenetic in freely behaving animals and functional imaging in human. Emphasis will be put on new methods for connectivity tracing, recordings and analysis of multichannel unit and local field potential data in behaving animals and data presentation.

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  • October 21 - 26, 2018
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Janelia Research Campus
    Related Fluorescent Proteins and Biological Sensors VI

    We will showcase the development of cutting-edge tools and technology for imaging, from cells to intact animals. Sessions will cover the design and discovery of new fluorescent proteins (and intriguing alternatives), and their incorporation into sensors for signaling molecules and cellular states.
    Application deadline: May 23, 2018

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  • October 21 - 26, 2018
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Janelia Research Campus
    Related Junior Scientist Workshop on Theoretical Neuroscience

    This workshop is intended as a "by the students, for the students" meeting. Participants will include only students and postdocs doing theoretical neuroscience research. Attendees will present their own work, as well as a more in depth tutorial on the techniques used in their research. The goal is to encourage uninhibited and detailed technical discussion among young theoreticians, a deeper understanding of the diverse techniques used in modern theoretical neuroscience, and hopefully a stronger sense of community. Application deadline: June 8, 2018

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  • October 23 - 26, 2018
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon
  • November 3, 2018 - January 7, 2019
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    San Diego, California
    Related Society for Neuroscience 2018

    SfN's 48th annual meeting, Neuroscience 2018, is the world's largest neuroscience conference for scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system.

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  • November 3, 2018
    6:30 - 9:00 PM
    Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
    Related The Brain Bash: Celebrating the International Brain Initiative

    Countries around the world are investing in basic research to transform our knowledge of the brain. Join us for a short presentation to learn about the International Brain Initiative (IBI) and the launch of the IBI website, and discuss your ideas for how the IBI can foster coordination across countries in areas such as: neuroethics, data sharing, and education/training. All are welcome to meet and mingle over drinks and food.

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  • November 4, 2018
    6:30 - 9:00 PM
    Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
    Related BRAIN Initiative Town Hall with BRAIN Initiative Alliance Networking Event

    This open event will solicit input on the planning efforts of the BRAIN Initiative Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) through a public town hall and networking session. It will offer the opportunity for BRAIN Initiative grantees, BRAIN Initiative Alliance members, and interested researchers and other public/private groups, to meet the BRAIN ACD Working Group, network, and learn more about the BRAIN Initiative and its wide range of public and private BRAIN funders.

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  • February 28 - March 5, 2019
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Portugal
    Related Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2019

    The annual Cosyne meeting provides an inclusive forum for the exchange of experimental and theoretical/computational approaches to problems in systems neuroscience.

    Main meeting: 28 February-03 March 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal

    Workshops: 04 March-05 March 2019 in Cascais, Portugal

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  • June 9 - 12, 2019
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Rungstedgaard, North of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Related FENS brain conference: Dynamics of the brain: temporal aspects of computation

    This conference will explore experimental and theoretical approaches to understand the underpinnings of neural dynamics and their relevance for computation in the brain.

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  • June 20 - 21, 2019
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    The Royal Society
    Related Sculpted Light in the Brain

    Sculpted Light in the Brain is a recurring conference (founded in 2017) aimed at fostering collaborations between neuroscientists, computer scientists, optics researchers, and other scientists who share the common interest of using and developing novel technologies to observe and control neural activity in the awake, behaving brain. “Sculpted Light” refers to a broad class of methods where light is shaped to probe neural function.

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