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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  • July 9 - 22, 2018

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Related Computational Neuroscience: Vision

    Through a combination of lectures and hands-on experience with MATLAB-based computer tutorials and projects, this intensive course will examine visual information processing from the retina to higher cortical areas, spatial pattern analysis, motion analysis, neuronal coding and decoding, attention, and decision-making. Applications due: March 31

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  • July 22 - 27, 2018

    Sunday River Resort
    Related GRC: Neurobiology of Cognition

    The sessions within the 2018 Gordon Conference for the Neurobiology of Cognition span areas of cognitive neuroscience most relevant for understanding how circuits in the brain give rise to important elements of how we think, feel, act, decide, plan, and learn. The conference casts a wide net and is designed to spark new avenues for discussion among participants whose paths might not normally cross. Application deadline: June 24, 2018

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  • July 26, 2018
    5:00 - 8:00 PM
    UCSF, HD160 in the Helen Diller Building at Mission Bay
    SCGB SCGB West Coast Postdoc Meeting Series

    Lowry Kirkby University of California, San Francisco
    Neural encoding of mood in the human brain

    Stéphane Deny, Salk Institute, Stanford University
    A dual code in retinal ganglion cells of a single type: moving beyond the feature detector hypothesis

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  • July 29 - August 24, 2018

    Marine Biological Laboratory
    Related Methods in Computational Neuroscience

    This course introduces students to the computational and mathematical techniques that are used to address how the brain solves these problems at levels of neural organization ranging from single membrane channels to operations of the entire brain. Deadline: March 20, 2018

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  • August 18 - September 2, 2018

    Friday Harbor
    Related Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain 2018

    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. Application deadline: April 1, 2018

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  • September 5 - 8, 2018

    Philadelphia, PA
    Related 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. The paper submission deadline: May 25, 2018.

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  • September 30 - October 3, 2018

    Janelia Research Campus
    Related Genetic Manipulation of Neuronal Activity V

    Presentations will highlight advances in the development and use of new genetic reagents for the exogenous control of neural circuit activity, including naturally evolved light-gated ion channels and pumps, mutagenized temperature-sensitive synaptic transmission components, rationally designed photo-switches, "orthogonal" drug/receptor pairs and others. Application deadline: May 16, 2018

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  • October 2 - 12, 2018

    Le Center de Conférences Internationales de Cluny
    Related Neurobridges 2018

    A major goal of this school is to serve as a bridge between experimental and theoretical neuroscientists addressing system-level questions. The school is intended for graduate students and postdocs, primarily from the Middle East and the Mediterranean region either working in their home countries or abroad. Deadline: April 30th, 2018

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  • October 21 - 26, 2018

    Janelia Research Campus
    Related Fluorescent Proteins and Biological Sensors VI

    We will showcase the development of cutting-edge tools and technology for imaging, from cells to intact animals. Sessions will cover the design and discovery of new fluorescent proteins (and intriguing alternatives), and their incorporation into sensors for signaling molecules and cellular states.
    Application deadline: May 23, 2018

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  • October 21 - 26, 2018

    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. Attendees will present their own work, as well as a more in depth tutorial on the techniques used in their research. The goal is to encourage uninhibited and detailed technical discussion among young theoreticians, a deeper understanding of the diverse techniques used in modern theoretical neuroscience, and hopefully a stronger sense of community. Application deadline: June 8, 2018

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