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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  • June 1 - 2, 2020

    Related Virtual BRAIN Investigators Meeting

    The BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting will convene 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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  • July 11 - 15, 2020

    Related FENS Forum 2020

    The FENS Forum of Neuroscience is Europe’s largest international neuroscience conference. The Forum scientific programme covers all domains in modern brain research.

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  • July 13 - 31, 2020

    Related Neuromatch Academy 2020

    An online school for computational neuroscience started by the team who created CoSMo summer school, CCN SS, Simons IBRO, and neuromatch conference. This worldwide academy will train neuroscientists in computational tools, make connections to real world neuroscience problems, and promote networking with researchers. Application deadline: May 7, 2020, by end of day (12 midnight somewhere on Earth) Apply here.

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  • July 18 - 22, 2020

    Related CNS 2020

    The annual Computational Neuroscience meeting serves as a forum for young scientists to present their work and to interact with senior leaders in the field.

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  • August 2 - 28, 2020

    Marine Biological Laboratory
    Related CANCELED:Methods in Computational Neuroscience

    Methods in Computational Neuroscience introduces students to the computational and mathematical techniques that are used to address how the brain solves problems at levels of neural organization ranging from single membrane channels to operations of the entire brain. This 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. Deadline: March 16, 2020 | Apply Here

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  • August 22 - September 6, 2020

    Friday Harbor
    Related CANCELED: Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain

    UPDATE:"At this time, we anticipate holding the next Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain as planned in 2021."

    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.

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  • September 1 - 21, 2020

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

    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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  • September 29 - October 2, 2020

    Janelia Research Campus
    Related State-Dependence of Sensation and Behavior

    This meeting will gather researchers to discuss how various sensory pathways interface with the neural circuits controlling states: where in brain and body they converge, the dynamics of those interactions and the consequences for behavioral outcomes. Work in diverse species, including mouse, fruit fly and human, will be covered. Deadline to apply: May 20, 2020

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  • September 29 - October 1, 2020

    Related Bernstein Conference 2020

    Each year the Bernstein Network invites the international computational neuroscience community to the annual Bernstein Conference for intensive scientific exchange. It has established itself as one of the most renown conferences worldwide in this field, attracting students, postdocs and PIs from around the world to meet and discuss new scientific discoveries.

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  • October 12 - 14, 2020

    University College London
    Related 2020 Neuropixels course

    Neuropixels probes are transforming neurophysiology, with over 265 laboratories worldwide adopting them in 2019 alone. The probes have 1,000 sites closely spaced on a 1 cm shank, yielding recordings of up to 500 neurons per probe. This practical course aims to train students and postdocs to use these probes and to spike sort using Kilosort and Phy. To apply please fill out this form before January 24, 2020.

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