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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  • January 25, 2022
    4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
    SCGB Boston-Area Postdoc/Student Meeting

    The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain hosts a Boston-area group meeting to bring together postdocs and PhD students interested in neural coding and dynamics. This month's speaker is:

    Rishi Rajalingham
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Jazayeri Laboratory
    McGovern Institute for Brain Research
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    The role of mental simulation in primate physical inference abilities

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  • March 17 - 22, 2022

    Libson, Portugal
    Related Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2022

    The annual Cosyne meeting provides an inclusive forum for the exchange of empirical and theoretical approaches to problems in systems neuroscience, in order to understand how neural systems function. The MAIN MEETING is single-track. The WORKSHOPS feature in-depth discussion of current topics of interest, in a small group setting. Deadline for abstract submission: 20 November 2021.

    Main meeting: 17 - 20 March 2022, Lisbon, Portugal

    Workshops: 21 - 22 March, Cascais, Portugal

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  • April 5 - 9, 2022

    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. Abstracts Due: January 21, 2022

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  • June 21 - 22, 2022

    Related 8th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting: Open Science, New Tools

    The BRAIN Initiative® Meeting convenes 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 continue to build the BRAIN community and 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 9 - 13, 2022

    Paris, France
    Related FENS Forum 2022

    Europe’s largest international neuroscience conference, covering all domains in modern brain research from basic to translational research.

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  • July 27 - August 24, 2022

    Woods Hole, MA
    Related Methods in Computational Neuroscience

    MCN 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 30, 2022

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  • August 12 - September 4, 2022

    Cape Town, South Africa
    Related IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo

    isiCNI is an opportunity for African and international students to learn about cutting edge research techniques in computational neuroscience. The format of the school 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. In addition, students will perform a mini-research project under the supervision of one of the school tutors, to be presented at the end of the school. Deadline Feb 4, 2022.

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  • August 21 - September 4, 2022

    Seattle, WA
    Related Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain

    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. Applications due February 1, 2022.

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  • September 25 - 30, 2022

    Ascona, Switzerland
    Related The Assembly and Function of Neural Circuits

    The Ascona 2022 Neuronal Circuits Meeting will present work on how specific neuronal circuits encode information and drive behavior, on how brain systems interact to produce specific functions, on the developmental and genetic basis of circuit function, on circuit function in social behaviors, on the function of neuromodulatory systems in animal behavior, and on how circuit adjustments and brain states influence learning and behavior. Application deadline: April 30th, 2022

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  • November 12 - 16, 2022

    San Diego, California
    Related Methods in Computational Neuroscience

    Each year, scientists from around the world congregate to discover new ideas, share their research, and experience the best the field has to offer. Attend so you can: present research, network with scientists, attend sessions and events, and browse the exhibit hall. Proposal submission is open through January 25. Abstract submission will open on Wednesday, June 1 and will close on Wednesday, June 15 at 5 p.m. EDT.

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