$28 million project for machine learning and neuroscience

David Cox and a CBS team has won an IARPA contract to improve machine learning algorithms via neuroscience.

Swartz Postdoctoral Fellowship

We will have an opening this summer in the CBS Swartz Program for a postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical or computational neuroscience.

Nuclear magnetic resonance detection and spectroscopy of single proteins using quantum logic.

Lovchinsky I, Sushkov AO, Urbach E, de Leon NP, Choi S, De Greve K, Evans R, Gertner R, Bersin E, Müller C, McGuinness L, Jelezko F, Walsworth RL, Park H, Lukin MD.

Neural Circuits Underlying Visually Evoked Escapes in Larval Zebrafish.

Dunn TW, Gebhardt C, Naumann EA, Riegler C, Ahrens MB, Engert F, Del Bene F.

Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar

Self-tuning Neurons and Firing Rate Set-points: The Role of Sleep in Gating Homeostatic Plasticity

Gina Turrigiano (Brandeis)
Tue 16 Feb noon - Northwest 243
Computational Neuroscience Seminar

Varying timescales of stimulus integration unite neural adaptation and prototype formation

Marcelo Gomes Mattar (UPenn)
Wed 17 Feb 10:00am - Northwest 243

The genetic basis of parental care evolution in Peromyscus mice

Andres Bendesky (Hoekstra Lab)
Wed 17 Feb 1:00pm - Northwest 243
CBS Seminar

Pushing the Limits on Speed of Optical Interrogation of Large-Scale Neuronal Circuits

Alipasha Vaziri (Rockefeller University)
Tue 23 Feb noon - Northwest 243
CBS Seminar


Tom Mrsic-Flogel (Biozentrum)
Tue 1 Mar noon - Northwest 243


Matt Berck (Samuel Lab)
Wed 2 Mar 1:00pm - Northwest 243
CBS Seminar


Bernardo Sabatini (HMS)
Tue 8 Mar noon - Northwest 243


Dan Millman (Murthy Lab)
Wed 9 Mar 1:00pm - Northwest 243


Vibhu Sahni (Macklis Lab)
Wed 16 Mar 1:00pm - Northwest 243

What We Do

Researchers in the Center for Brain Science (CBS) are discovering how brain circuits give rise to 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