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 29 - July 21, 2019

    Suzhou, China
    Related Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) Summer School

    Designed to emphasize higher cognitive functions and their underlying neural circuit mechanisms, the course aims at training talented and highly motivated students and postdoctoral fellows from Asia and around the world. We welcome both applicants with quantitative backgrounds (including Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science) and those with experimental backgrounds.

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  • July 13 - 26, 2019

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Related Neural Data Science

    This course is designed to help neuroscience practitioners to develop the conceptual and practical capabilities to meet the challenges posed by the analysis of these hard-won and large data-sets. We will emphasize statistical issues such as the pre-processing of data, sampling biases, estimation methods and hypothesis testing as well as data wrangling (in MATLAB). We will work with data from a variety of recording technologies including single- and multi-electrode extracellular recordings, local field potentials and EEG as well as two-photon and wide-field optical imaging. Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

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  • July 14 - August 3, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
    Related Interacting with neural circuits

    This is a 3-week course in which we aim to 1) teach students the theoretical foundation of the techniques (weeks 1 and 2), 2) provide them with sufficient practical experience to design an experimental miniproject (week1) which will be carried out (weeks 2 and 3) so that they will be able to establish these approaches when they return to their laboratories.

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  • July 29 - August 29, 2019

    Marine Biological Laboratory
    Related 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 complex 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.

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  • August 11 - 31, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
    Related Computational Neuroscience

    This course is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from a variety of disciplines, including neuroscience, physics, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics and psychology. Students are expected to have a keen interest and basic background in neurobiology, a solid foundation in mathematics, as well as some computing experience. A four-day pre-school in mathematics and programming is offered for students that want to catch up on their math and programming skills.

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  • August 24 - September 8, 2019

    Friday Harbor
    Related Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain 2019

    This intensive two-week, project-based interdisciplinary course aims to give advanced students in neuroscience, biology, physics, engineering, and computer science a rapid introduction to the current state of understanding of the neurobiology of sensory processing, coding, and neural population dynamics. In addition, the course makes extensive use of data science tools for team-based projects and computational tools for analysis of large-scale and multimodal neural datasets. Applications are due April 1, 2019.

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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 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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