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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  • January 31, 2019
    5:30 - 8:30 PM
    Samberg Conference Center
    SCGB SCGB Boston-Area Postdoc Meeting Series

    Seth W. Egger
    Postdoctoral Associate at McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
    Internal models of sensorimotor integration regulate cortical dynamics

    SueYeon Chung
    BCS Fellow in Computation, MIT
    Classification and geometry of neural manifolds, and the application to deep networks

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  • February 28 - March 5, 2019

    Related Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2019

    The annual Cosyne meeting provides an inclusive forum for the exchange of experimental and theoretical/computational approaches to problems in systems neuroscience.

    Main meeting: 28 February-03 March 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal

    Workshops: 04 March-05 March 2019 in Cascais, Portugal

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  • May 26 - 31, 2019

    Les Diablerets, Switzerland
    Related GRC: Modulation of neural circuits and behaviour

    Deep insights into neuromodulation are not only critical to understand the neural basis of intelligence and behavior but also to understand brain dysfunctions underlying disease. The conference will bring together scientists with diverse backgrounds to discuss current concepts and exciting new results in this broad field. Application deadline April 28, 2019

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  • June 9 - 12, 2019

    Rungstedgaard, North of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Related FENS brain conference: Dynamics of the brain: temporal aspects of computation

    This conference will explore experimental and theoretical approaches to understand the underpinnings of neural dynamics and their relevance for computation in the brain.

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  • June 20 - 21, 2019

    The Royal Society
    Related Sculpted Light in the Brain

    Sculpted Light in the Brain is a recurring conference (founded in 2017) aimed at fostering collaborations between neuroscientists, computer scientists, optics researchers, and other scientists who share the common interest of using and developing novel technologies to observe and control neural activity in the awake, behaving brain. “Sculpted Light” refers to a broad class of methods where light is shaped to probe neural function.

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  • June 23 - July 13, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Bordeaux Neurocampus, France
    Related Biosensors and actuators for cellular and systems neuroscience

    This course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the principles behind the design and application of these tools, and enable hands-on experience with optogenetic and chemogenetic actuators and with genetically encoded reporters of calcium, voltage and metabolism. Experimental work will span a wide range of systems and experimental preparations, utilizing standard microscopy methods as well as advanced hardware for parallel excitation and imaging of neuronal circuits. In addition to the practical aspects of utilizing these powerful tools, the course will cover the conceptual issues of data analysis and interpretation.

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  • July 13 - 17, 2019

    Barcelona, Spain
    Related 28th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2019

    The purpose of the Organization for Computational Neurosciences is to create a scientific and educational forum for students, scientists, other professionals and the general public to learn about, to share, to contribute to, and to advance the state of knowledge in computational neuroscience. The Annual CNS Meeting which serves as a forum for young scientists to present their work and to interact with senior leaders in the field.

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  • July 14 - August 3, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
    Related Interacting with neural circuits

    This is a 3-week course in which we aim to 1) teach students the theoretical foundation of the techniques (weeks 1 and 2), 2) provide them with sufficient practical experience to design an experimental miniproject (week1) which will be carried out (weeks 2 and 3) so that they will be able to establish these approaches when they return to their laboratories.

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  • July 29 - August 29, 2019

    Marine Biological Laboratory
    Related Methods in Computational Neuroscience

    Methods in Computational Neuroscience introduces students to the computational and mathematical techniques that are used to address how the brain solves complex problems at levels of neural organization ranging from single membrane channels to operations of the entire brain. This course is appropriate for graduate students, postdocs and faculty in a variety of fields, from zoology, ethology, and neurobiology, to physics, engineering, and mathematics.

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  • August 11 - 31, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
    Related Computational Neuroscience

    This course is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from a variety of disciplines, including neuroscience, physics, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics and psychology. Students are expected to have a keen interest and basic background in neurobiology, a solid foundation in mathematics, as well as some computing experience. A four-day pre-school in mathematics and programming is offered for students that want to catch up on their math and programming skills.

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