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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  • September 8 - 19, 2019

    Cluny, France
    Related NeuroBridges 2019

    A Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Summer School in Neuroscience. This ten-day summer school will primarily consider the neural basis and computational principles underlying decision making in sensory-motor tasks, in which the agent chooses from a small number of actions based on sensory and operant cues. Students will attend lectures delivered by leading neuroscientists and will work in groups on small research projects. The school is intended for graduate students and postdocs, primarily (but not only) from the Middle East and the Mediterranean region, either working in their home countries or abroad. We will consider applicants with some background in related fields in neuroscience or cognitive psychology. Deadline May 5, 2019

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  • September 13 - 16, 2019

    Berlin, Germany
    Related 2019 Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience

    CCN is a forum for discussion among cognitive science, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence researchers dedicated to understanding the computations that underlie complex behavior. More information on organizers' vision for CCN is available in this TICS commentary paper.

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  • September 18 - 20, 2019

    Berlin, Germany
    Related Bernstein Conference 2019

    The Bernstein Conference is the largest annual Computational Neuroscience conference in Europe attracting an international audience from across the world. The conference offers a broad overview over the topics of Computational Neuroscience and Neurotechnology.

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  • September 19, 2019
    5:30 - 8:30 PM
    Flatiron Institute
    SCGB SCGB NY-Area Postdoc Meeting

    The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain hosts a postdoc-focused NYC-area group meeting every other month to bring together postdocs interested in neural coding and dynamics, to discuss ideas and data.

    The speakers this month are:

    Shreya Saxena
    Columbia University, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
    Laboratories of Liam Paninski and John Cunningham
    Localized semi-nonnegative matrix factorization (LocaNMF) of widefield calcium imaging data

    Walter Fischler
    Columbia University, Laboratory of Richard Axel
    The role of olfactory landmarks in place cell formation and navigation

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  • September 21 - 25, 2019

    Daegu, Korea
    Related IBRO 2019: 10th World Congress of Neuroscience

    IBRO aims to promote neuroscience research and communication among researchers around the world. One of its foremost emphasis is on supporting education of young investigators in developing countries. Deadline to submit and abstract: May 15, 2019

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  • October 19 - 23, 2019

    Related Society for Neuroscience

    SfN's 49th annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers. Deadline to submit abstracts: May 2 5pm EDT.

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  • October 20, 2019
    6:30 - 8:30 PM
    Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago
    Related Tools & Tech: A BRAIN Initiative Alliance Social

    Interested in cutting-edge neuroscience tools & technology? Come ‘talk shop’ with some of the leading toolmakers funded by the US BRAIN Initiative. Through the BRAIN Initiative, a broad array of these tools and resources are becoming available to the research community. This informal and interactive social is open to all SfN attendees. For a list of confirmed featured scientists and other updates visit: Funded by the BRAIN Initiative Alliance.

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  • October 27 - November 1, 2019

    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. Over the course of the week, attendees will give 20-minute research talks on their work, as well as in-depth 45-minute tutorials on theoretical techniques relevant to their research. Deadline to apply: July 12, 2019

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  • January 5 - 26, 2020

    Related IBRO-SIMONS Computational Neuroscience Imbizo

    ISi-CNI is an opportunity for African and international students to learn about cutting edge research techniques in computational neuroscience. This school aims to promote computational neuroscience in Africa by bringing together international and local students under the tutelage of world-leading experts in the field. The format 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. Deadline to apply: July 1, 2019

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  • March 24 - 28, 2020

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Related From Neuroscience to Artificially Intelligent Systems (NAISys)

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and neural networks have long drawn on neuroscience for inspiration. However, in spite of tremendous recent advances in AI, natural intelligence is still far more adept at interacting with the real world in real-time, adapting to changes, and doing so under significant physical and energetic constraints. The goal of this meeting is to bring together researchers at the intersection of AI and neuroscience, and to identify insights from neuroscience that can help catalyze the development of next-generation artificial systems.

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