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 19 - 29, 2021

    Related G-Node Advanced Neural Data Analysis Course 2021

    Techniques to record neuronal data from populations of neurons are rapidly improving. Simultaneous recordings from hundreds of channels are possible while animals perform complex behavioral tasks. The analysis of such massive and complex data becomes increasingly challenging. This advanced course aims at providing deeper training in state-of-the-art analysis approaches in systems neuroscience. Applications are due by January 31, 2021

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  • April 20 - 22, 2021

    Related Neural Control of Movement Annual Meeting

    From its outset, the goal of NCM has been to offer investigators in the field of motor control an opportunity to present their work and to discuss its implications in an open, informal setting. The meeting was conceived to be unique in style, with sessions formulated and proposed by small groups of society members. As a result, sessions change in content with each yearly meeting, taking up themes reflecting timely topics and the diversity of the membership. Each year, the meeting successfully brings together a diverse community of neurophysiologists, engineers, and clinicians, to talk about opportunities and challenges for the field, and to determine how NCM might best promote a common agenda to advance our field.

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  • April 27, 2021
    9:00 - 10:15 AM
    SCGB SCGB Global Postdoc/Student Meeting

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

    C. Ann Duan
    SCGB Postdoctoral Fellow, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Incoming Group Leader, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
    Cortical and collicular contributions to decision making in rats and mice

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  • May 5, 2021
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Related Neuronal Ensembles

    The 11th NTC symposium of the NeuroTechnology Center at Columbia University: Neuronal Ensembles. The symposium will feature talks from leading investigators in the fields of developmental neuroscience, sensory neuroscience, neural cognition, and computational neuroscience. This symposium is co-organized by the NeuroTechnology Center at Columbia University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, with the generous sponsorship of the Kavli Foundation.

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  • June 1 - 21, 2021

    The Pike Lake
    Related Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS) 2020

    This event has been postponed to June 2021. Stay tuned for more information.

    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. Coursework will take place in a land of myth and legend, beyond large forests (Transylvania), on the shores of a picturesque natural reserve called Pike Lake. Applications are welcome from interested (and interesting) graduate students and postdocs. Application deadline: March 1st 2020

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  • June 15 - 17, 2021

    Related 7th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting

    The BRAIN Initiative Investigators 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 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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  • June 22 - 24, 2021

    Related Virtual Dopamine Conference 2021

    ViDA is pleased to announce our second virtual dopamine meeting in June 2021! This three-day event will feature a range of talks, panel and posters on dopamine, the basal ganglia and related fields. Stay tuned for updates on registration information and full program.

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  • July 5 - August 20, 2021

    Related Neuromatch Academy 2021

    Started in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Neuromatch Academy is a non-profit course in computational neuroscience. Neuromatch Academy aims to introduce traditional and emerging tools of computational neuroscience to trainees. Our student population ranges from undergraduates to faculty in academic settings and also includes industry professionals. Students have a diversity of backgrounds including experimental and computational neuroscience and machine learning. NMA-Computational Neuroscience: July 5-23 NMA-Deep Learning: Aug 2-20. Applications open on April 15 and you can pre-register here.

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  • August 21 - September 5, 2021

    Friday Harbor, Washington
    Related Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain

    The Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain is 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. Founded by Adrienne Fairhall and Christof Koch, the Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain is co-hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Computational Neuroscience Center at the University of Washington. Application deadline: Thursday, March 25, 2021

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  • September 21 - 23, 2021

    Related Bernstein Conference

    Each year the Bernstein Network invites the international computational neuroscience community to the annual Bernstein Conference for intensive scientific exchange. Deadline to propose a workshop: May 10.

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