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.

Events & Lectures

View All
  • June 1 - 21, 2018

    Pike Lake, Romania
    Related Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS) 2018

    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.

    Read More
  • June 17 - 30, 2018

    Janelia Research Campus
    Related Mathematical Analysis of Behavior

    Explore Outstanding Phenomena in Animal Behavior
    Jointly hosted by Janelia and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), this program will bring together 15-20 advanced PhD students with complementary expertise who are interested in working at the interface of mathematics and biology.

    Read More
  • June 20 - 24, 2018

    Nomikos Conference Centre
    Related AREADNE 2018 Research in Encoding And Decoding of Neural Ensembles

    The AREADNE conferences bring scientific leaders from around the world to present their recent findings on the functioning of neuronal ensembles in an informal yet spectacular setting on Santorini. The conference series emphasizes interaction with a size and pace that encourages in-depth discussion. Interested researchers are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for poster presentation as attendance is strictly limited, and the conference typically sells out.
    Abstract submission deadline: tentatively Feb., 2018 (attendance limited, presenters gain priority)

    Read More
  • June 26 - July 19, 2018

    Cold Spring Harbor Asia, Suzhou, China
    Related 8th 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 other countries in the world.

    Read More
  • July 7 - 11, 2018

    CityCube Berlin
    Related FENS Forum of Neuroscience

    Organized by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. Hosted by the German Neuroscience Society.
    SCGB investigator Dr. Thomas Mrsic-Flogel and chair of the Programme Committee for the FENS Forum 2018 encourages innovative abstracts that address a broad range of neuroscience topics and themes.

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • July 13 - 18, 2018

    UW & Allen Institute
    Related CNS*2018 Twenty Seventh Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting

    Equally emphasizes experimental, model based, and more theoretical approaches to understanding neurobiological computation.

    Read More
  • July 14 - 18, 2018

    Seattle, WA
    Related CNS 2018

    The annual CNS conference 2018 in Seattle will bring together the community of computational neuroscience, neural theory and brain data analysis to share their research. This year’s keynotes are given by Eve Marder, Nancy Kopell, Daniel Wolpert and Rajesh Rao. The conference is co-hosted by the University of Washington and the Allen Institute.

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More

Sign up for SCGB updates

Research Highlights

More from SCGB


Additional Links

Advancing Research in Basic Science and MathematicsSubscribe to SCGB announcements and other foundation updates