Joshua Sanes wins 2017 Gruber Neuroscience Prize

Congratulations to Josh, who won "for his pioneering and inspiring work on synapse formation."

Somatosensory Cortex Plays an Essential Role in Forelimb Motor Adaptation in Mice

Mackenzie Weygandt Mathis, Alexander Mathis, Naoshige Uchida

Harvard Neuroblog

Check out this blog by Harvard neuroscience students and postdocs.

Lifespan Human Connectome Project grant to Leah Somerville and Randy Buckner

Congratulations to Leah Somerville and Randy Buckner, among the awardees of the Lifespan Human Connectome Project grant, which received nice coverage.

Haim Sompolinsky wins 2016 EMET Prize

Congratulations to Haim Sompolinsky, one of eight winners of the 2016
EMET Prize for achievement in science, art, and culture!

Upcoming Events


Distinct pathways in the entopeduncular nucleus for limbic and sensorimotor output

Mike Wallace (Harvard University)
Wed 24 May 1:00pm - Northwest Building 243
Postdoctoral Fellow, Sabatini Lab
Special Seminar

Light on an ancestral sensory interface linking cerebrospinal fluid to motor circuits in vertebrates

Claire Wyart (ICM/Paris)
Fri 26 May 11:30am - Northwest 243
CBS Seminar

Sensorimotor integration in mouse visual cortex

Pawel Zmarz (FMI, Basel)
Tue 30 May noon - Northwest Building, Room 243

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