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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  • April 11 - 13, 2019

    Marriott Wardman Park
    Related 5th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting

    The purpose of this open meeting is to provide a forum for discussing exciting scientific developments and potential new directions, and to identify areas for collaboration and research coordination. It is open to 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. Register online by March 28.

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  • May 26 - 31, 2019

    Les Diablerets, Switzerland
    Related GRC: Modulation of neural circuits and behaviour

    Deep insights into neuromodulation are not only critical to understand the neural basis of intelligence and behavior but also to understand brain dysfunctions underlying disease. The conference will bring together scientists with diverse backgrounds to discuss current concepts and exciting new results in this broad field. Application deadline April 28, 2019

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  • June 1 - 21, 2019

    Pike Lake, Romania
    Related Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS) 2019

    TENSS concentrates top-level international expertise to teach a dozen students techniques and concepts in experimental systems neuroscience. We focus on modern optical and electrophysiological methods to study the connectivity and function of neuronal circuits. The course is designed to be intensive and highly interactive, including both lab sessions and theoretical lectures. Application deadline – 3rd March 2019

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  • June 9 - 12, 2019

    Rungstedgaard, North of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Related FENS brain conference: Dynamics of the brain: temporal aspects of computation

    This conference will explore experimental and theoretical approaches to understand the underpinnings of neural dynamics and their relevance for computation in the brain.

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  • June 20 - 21, 2019

    The Royal Society
    Related Sculpted Light in the Brain

    Sculpted Light in the Brain is a recurring conference (founded in 2017) aimed at fostering collaborations between neuroscientists, computer scientists, optics researchers, and other scientists who share the common interest of using and developing novel technologies to observe and control neural activity in the awake, behaving brain. “Sculpted Light” refers to a broad class of methods where light is shaped to probe neural function.

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  • June 23 - July 13, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Bordeaux Neurocampus, France
    Related Biosensors and actuators for cellular and systems neuroscience

    This course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the principles behind the design and application of these tools, and enable hands-on experience with optogenetic and chemogenetic actuators and with genetically encoded reporters of calcium, voltage and metabolism. Experimental work will span a wide range of systems and experimental preparations, utilizing standard microscopy methods as well as advanced hardware for parallel excitation and imaging of neuronal circuits. In addition to the practical aspects of utilizing these powerful tools, the course will cover the conceptual issues of data analysis and interpretation.

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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 - 17, 2019

    Barcelona, Spain
    Related 28th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2019

    The purpose of the Organization for Computational Neurosciences is to create a scientific and educational forum for students, scientists, other professionals and the general public to learn about, to share, to contribute to, and to advance the state of knowledge in computational neuroscience. The Annual CNS Meeting which serves as a forum for young scientists to present their work and to interact with senior leaders in the field.

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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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