Corticolimbic gating of emotion-driven punishment

Treadway MT, Buckholtz JW, Martin JW, Jan K, Asplund CL, Ginther MR, Jones OD, Marois R.

LKB1 and AMPK regulate synaptic remodeling in old age.

Samuel MA, Voinescu PE, Lilley BN, de Cabo R, Foretz M, Viollet B, Pawlyk B, Sandberg MA, Vawas DG, Sanes JR

Opposing brain differences in 16p11.2 deletion and duplication carriers.

Qureshi AY, Mueller S, Snyder AZ, Mukherjee P, Berman JI, Roberts TP, Nagarajan SS, Spiro JE, Chung WK, Sherr EH, Buckner RL; Simons VIP Consortium.

Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar

Connectomics in mouse retina and cerebral cortex

Moritz Helmstaedter (Max Planck Institute)
Tue 23 Sep 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Vijay Balasubramanian (University of Pennsylvania)
Tue 30 Sep 1:00pm - NW 243
Thursday Seminar Series

Dendritic Computation

Michael Häusser (University College London)
Thu 2 Oct noon - NW B103
CBS Seminar

The functional organization of human speech cortex in perception and production

Edward Chang (UCSF)
Tue 7 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Alexei Koulakov (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Tue 14 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Gwyneth Card (Janelia Farm)
Tue 21 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Michela Fagiolini (Children's Hospital)
Tue 28 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Reza Shadmehr (Johns Hopkins)
Tue 4 Nov 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Yi Zuo (UCSC)
Tue 11 Nov 1:00pm - NW 243

What We Do

Researchers in the Center for Brain Science (CBS) are discovering the structure and function of neural circuits. We are investigating how these circuits govern behavior and vary between individuals; learning how they change during development and aging; and deepening our understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders, and their therapies. 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