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!

Mice Develop Efficient Strategies for Foraging and Navigation Using Complex Natural Stimuli.

Gire DH, Kapoor V, Arrighi-Allisan A, Seminara A, Murthy VN.

Upcoming Events

Thursday Seminar Series

The human entorhinal-hippocampal memory circuit: From single neuron recordings to neuromodulation

Itzhak Fried, MD, PhD (UCLA)
Thu 2 Mar noon - Northwest B103
CBS Seminar

Genetic dissection of odor perception in the mouse

Thomas Bozza (Northwestern)
Tue 7 Mar noon - Northwest 243

Sensing and Actuating in Olfaction

Sandeep Robert Datta (Harvard Medical School)
Wed 8 Mar 1:00pm - Northwest 243/ Lunch at 12:45pm
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Brain Circuit Mechanisms for Inter-individual Variation in Impulse Control

Joshua Buckholtz (Harvard Department of Psychology)
Wed 15 Mar 1:00pm - Northwest 243/ Lunch at 12:45pm
Associate Professor of Psychology
CBS Seminar

CBS Seminar

Ethan Bromberg-Martin (Columbia University)
Tue 21 Mar noon - Northwest 243


Florian Engert (Harvard University, Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Wed 22 Mar 1:00pm - Northwest 243/ Lunch at 12:45pm
CBS Seminar

Combining electrophysiology and fMRI to study visual specializations of the primate brain

David Leopold (NIMH)
Tue 28 Mar noon - Northwest 243


Steffan Wolff (Harvard University)
Wed 29 Mar 1:00pm - Northwest 243/ Lunch at 12:45pm
CBS Seminar

CBS Seminar

Sheena Josselyn (University of Toronto)
Tue 4 Apr noon - Northwest 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