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 4 - 5, 2021

    Related DeepMath 2021

    Recent advances in deep neural networks (DNNs), combined with open, easily-accessible implementations, have made DNNs a powerful, versatile method used widely in both machine learning and neuroscience. These advances in practical results, however, have far outpaced a formal understanding of these networks and their training. The dearth of rigorous analysis for these techniques limits their usefulness in addressing scientific questions and, more broadly, hinders systematic design of the next generation of networks. Recently, long-past-due theoretical results have begun to emerge from researchers in a number of fields. The purpose of this conference is to give visibility to these results, and those that will follow in their wake, to shed light on the properties of large, adaptive, distributed learning architectures, and to revolutionize our understanding of these systems.

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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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  • December 1 - 2, 2021

    Virtual and in-person, various locations
    Related Neuromatch 4.0

    The scope of NMC4 includes computational neuroscience and machine learning work that has a biological link. The event will include a combination of virtual and in-person conference experiences. You are encouraged to host or attend a local meetupbringing people together to enjoy the conference, without the incredible economic and environmental costs of flying around the world. Abstract submission deadline: October 25, 2021.

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  • March 17 - 22, 2022

    Libson, Portugal
    Related Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2022

    The annual Cosyne meeting provides an inclusive forum for the exchange of empirical and theoretical approaches to problems in systems neuroscience, in order to understand how neural systems function. The MAIN MEETING is single-track. The WORKSHOPS feature in-depth discussion of current topics of interest, in a small group setting. Deadline for abstract submission: 20 November 2021.

    Main meeting: 17 - 20 March 2022, Lisbon, Portugal

    Workshops: 21 - 22 March, Cascais, Portugal

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  • April 5 - 9, 2022

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Related From Neuroscience to Artificially Intelligent Systems (NAISys)

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and neural networks have long drawn on neuroscience for inspiration. However, in spite of tremendous recent advances in AI, natural intelligence is still far more adept at interacting with the real world in real-time, adapting to changes, and doing so under significant physical and energetic constraints. The goal of this meeting is to bring together researchers at the intersection of AI and neuroscience, and to identify insights from neuroscience that can help catalyze the development of next-generation artificial systems. Abstracts Due: January 21, 2022

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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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