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 3 - 7, 2017
    All Day
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Related Neurobiology of Drosophila

    This year’s meeting will continue the bi-annual tradition of providing a forum for presentation of the most exciting and cutting-edge research currently ongoing in the field of neuroscience using the Drosophila model.
    Abstract Deadline: July 14, 2017

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  • October 23, 2017
    All Day
    New York University
    Related VisioNYC Seminar Series

    Speakers: Marie Burns, UC Davis and Marty Banks, UC Berkeley

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  • October 29 - November 1, 2017
    All Day
    Janelia Research Campus
    Related Motion Vision: Circuits, Computations and Behavior

    This meeting will bring together researchers who study the question of how neurons generate directionally selective responses to local visual motion, as well as the global problem of how local motion signals are integrated to guide behavior.
    Application deadline: June 14, 2017

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  • November 5 - 8, 2017
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Janelia Research Campus
    Related Emerging tools for acquisition and interpretation of whole-brain functional data

    A follow-up to the first conference held at Janelia in 2015, this meeting focuses on emerging optical techniques enabling near-simultaneous acquisition of neuronal activity at the whole-brain level with single-cell resolution in a variety of model organisms.
    Application deadline: June 28, 2017

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  • November 9 - 10, 2017
    All Day
    Sheraton Pentagon City
    Related Cell Symposium: Big Questions in Neuroscience

    This year’s “Big Questions” span from how to understand the complexity of the human brain to the cellular features of neurons and non-neural cells and will feature visionary scientists with an eye to the future of the field.

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  • November 11 - 15, 2017
    All Day
    Society for Neuroscience
    Related SFN 2017

    SfN’s 47th annual meeting, Neuroscience 2017, is the world’s largest neuroscience conference for scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system.

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  • December 4 - 9, 2017
    All Day
    Long Beach Convention Center
    Related NIPS 2017

    The Thirty-first Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) is a single-track machine learning and computational neuroscience conference that includes invited talks, demonstrations and oral and poster presentations of refereed papers.
    Registration starts Sept 13, 2017

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  • March 1 - 6, 2018
    All Day
    Related Cosyne 2018

    Save the date, new location!
    Main meeting: 01--04 March 2018 in Denver, CO
    Workshops: 05--06 March 2018 in Breckenridge, CO

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  • April 16, 2018
    All Day
    New York University
    Related VisioNYC Seminar Series

    Speakers: Tom Clandinin, Stanford and Ruth Rosenholtz, MIT

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  • June 17 - 30, 2018
    All Day
    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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