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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  • March 1 - 6, 2018

    Related Cosyne 2018

    Save the date, new location!
    Main meeting: 01--04 March 2018 in Denver, CO
    Workshops: 05--06 March 2018 in Breckenridge, CO

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  • March 16 - 18, 2018

    New York University
    Related Canonical Computation in Brains and Machines

    Do brains and machines think alike? The brain implements a set of canonical computations, repeated across species and brain regions to apply the same operations to different problems. Brain-like computing has become common in AI and machine learning, where many of the same canonical computations have become standard.

    How can neuroscience and artificial intelligence shape each other’s futures? To map the road ahead, this symposium will gather global leaders in neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Speakers will not only describe their work but also share their thoughts on the best path going forward.

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  • April 16, 2018

    New York University
    Related VisioNYC Seminar Series

    Speakers: Tom Clandinin, Stanford and Ruth Rosenholtz, MIT

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  • May 20 - 23, 2018

    Janelia Research Campus
    Related Analysis and Interpretation of Connectomes

    This meeting will explore how connectomes can be best utilized by bringing together experts spanning the range of expertise required to make use of connectomics, including systems neuroscientists, computational modelers, and theoreticians. Recent successes in the field of connectomics will be covered as well as computational methods for modeling connectomes, ranging from statistical modeling of graphs and networks to dynamical neural network modeling.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 priorty).

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • October 23 - 26, 2018

    The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon

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