Upcoming Events

Thursday Seminar Series

Saving the Synapse: developmental critical periods and Alzheimer’s disease

Carla Shatz (Stanford University)
Thu 21 Sep noon - Northwest Building, Room B-103
CBS Seminar

Phylogenetic and individual variability of neural circuits underlying swimming behaviors in sea slugs

Paul Katz (UMASS - Amherst)
Tue 26 Sep noon - Northwest Building, Room 243

Compressing and planning behavioral trajectories

Daniel McNamee (University of Cambridge)
Wed 27 Sep 1:00pm - Northwest Building, Room 243
Wellcome Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow
CBS Seminar

Identifying the Algorithms for Calculating Spatial Maps

Lisa Giocomo (Stanford University)
Tue 3 Oct noon - Northwest Building, Room 243
Assistant Professor

Ultra-Widefield All-Optical Neurophysiology in Tissue

Samouil Farhi
Wed 4 Oct 1:00pm - Northwest Building, Room 243
PhD Candidate, Cohen Lab
Special Seminar

Behavioral and neurophysiological evidence regarding the influence of oculomotor circuitry on auditory spatial tasks

Adrian KC Lee (University of Washington)
Thu 5 Oct 3:00pm - Northwest Building, Room 425
Associate Professor
CBS Seminar

Synthesizing perception of 3-D motion from 2-D sense input – lessons from the electrosensory system

Leonard Maler (University of Ottawa)
Tue 10 Oct noon - Northwest Building, Room 243

Neural mechanism of depression and social hierarchy

Hailan Hu (Zhejiang University School of Medicine)
Wed 11 Oct 1:00pm - Northwest Building, Room 243
CBS Seminar

Bidirectional interactions between the brain and implantable computers

Eberhard Fetz (University of Washington)
Tue 17 Oct 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