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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  • August 1 - 27, 2021

    Woods Hole, MA
    Related Methods in Computational Neursocience

    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. The course is appropriate for graduate students, postdocs and faculty in a variety of fields, from zoology, ethology, and neurobiology, to physics, engineering, and mathematics. Students are expected to have a strong background in one discipline, and to have made some effort to introduce themselves to a complementary discipline.

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  • August 5, 2021
    1:00 - 2:00 PM
    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 quarter's speaker is:

    Kayvon Daie
    Research Associate, Svoboda Laboratory
    HHMI's Janelia Research Campus
    Dissection of the neural circuitry underlying short-term memory

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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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  • October 13 - 15, 2021

    Lisbon, Portugal
    Related Champalimaud Research Symposium: Dialogues on Neural and Machine Intelligence

    The 2021 Champalimaud Research Symposium (CRS21) focuses on the interface of neuroscience, artificial intelligence and machine learning with the main goal of starting an interdisciplinary conversation about the deep conceptual problems that emerge when trying to understand how intelligent behavior is produced in animals and machines. The topic will be highlighted from different angles to promote a worthwhile cross-talk between experimental and computational researchers. Professor Manuela Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University), Professor Jim DiCarlo (MIT McGovern Institute) and Professor Anthony Zador (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) will be the keynote lecturers. Due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the CRS21 may be held as a hybrid or virtual event. Abstract submission is open until July 23.

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  • November 13 - 17, 2021

    Related Society for Neuroscience’s 50th Annual Meeting

    SfN's 50th annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers. Abstract submission will open on Tuesday, July 6 and will close on Thursday, July 15.

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  • July 9 - 13, 2022

    Related FENS Forum 2022

    Europe’s largest international neuroscience conference, covering all domains in modern brain research from basic to translational research. Deadline to submit a session proposal: May 20, 2021.

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  • July 9 - 13, 2022

    Paris, France
    Related FENS Forum 2022

    Europe’s largest international neuroscience conference, covering all domains in modern brain research from basic to translational research.

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