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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  • November 3, 2018 - January 7, 2019

    San Diego, California
    Related Society for Neuroscience 2018

    SfN's 48th annual meeting, Neuroscience 2018, is the world's largest neuroscience conference for scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system.

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  • February 28 - March 5, 2019

    Related Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2019

    The annual Cosyne meeting provides an inclusive forum for the exchange of experimental and theoretical/computational approaches to problems in systems neuroscience.

    Main meeting: 28 February-03 March 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal

    Workshops: 04 March-05 March 2019 in Cascais, Portugal

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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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  • 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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  • 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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