Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar

Assembling Neural Circuits: from the Fly Olfactory System to the Mammalian Hippocampal Network

Liqun Luo (Stanford)
Tue 29 Sep 1:00pm - Zoom
CBS Seminar


Paola Arlotta
Tue 6 Oct 1:00pm - Zoom
CBS Seminar

Mind-reading from orofacial behaviors in mice

Marius Pachitariu (Janelia)
Tue 13 Oct 1:00pm - Zoom
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Special Seminar

Climate Change and the Social Brain

Michael Platt (Penn)
Tue 20 Oct 3:00pm - Psychology lecture hall
CBS Seminar


Lisa Monteggia
Tue 10 Nov 1:00pm - Zoom
CBS Seminar

Making Sense of What You See: Cortical and Thalamic Circuits for Vision

Sonja Hofer
Tue 17 Nov 1:00pm - Zoom
CBS Seminar


Athena Akrami
Tue 1 Dec 1:00pm - Zoom
CBS Seminar


Solange Brown
Tue 15 Dec 1:00pm - Zoom

What We Do

Researchers in the Center for Brain Science (CBS) are discovering how brain circuits give rise to computations that underlie thought and behavior. We are determining the structure and function of neural circuits; investigating how these circuits govern behavior and vary between individuals; learning how they change during development and aging; and deepening our understanding of what is amiss in neurological and psychiatric disorders, and how to address these pathologies. To accomplish this mission, CBS brings neuroscientists together with physical scientists and engineers to develop and deploy new tools for neuroscience. Headquartered in the new Northwest Building on Oxford Street in Cambridge, CBS has strong links throughout the neuroscience community at Harvard University. Members are drawn from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard Medical School, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals.

Neuroengineering: what tools we need

Neuroimaging: what underlies our thoughts

Light Microscopy: what the brain looks like 

Electron Microscopy: what is the brain's nanostructure

Connectome Project: how the brain is wired

Swartz Program: how do we understand brain function

Education: what training we need