Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar

A Fundamental Micro-circuit Computation in Neocortex and Hippocampus

Jeffrey Magee (Janelia)
Tue 8 Sep noon - NW 243

Recovery of Locomotion After Injury in Drosophila Depends on Proprioception

Alex Isakov (Mahadevan Lab)
Wed 9 Sep 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Adam Kepecs (CSHL)
Tue 15 Sep noon - NW 243


Guangwei Si and Jess Kanwal (Samuel Lab)
Wed 16 Sep 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar

Attentional Neurons and Circuits

Julius Zhu (University of Virginia)
Tue 22 Sep noon - NW 243
CBS Seminar

Searching in Complex Environments

Jean-Baptiste Masson (Pasteur Institute)
Wed 23 Sep 1:00pm - NW 243
Thursday Seminar Series


Ed Callaway (Salk Institute for Biological Studies)
Thu 24 Sep noon - NW B103
CBS Seminar

Cortical Ensemble Dynamics of Naturalistic Decision-making

Don Katz (Brandeis)
Tue 29 Sep noon - NW 243


Gil Mandelbaum (Sabatini Lab)
Wed 30 Sep 1:00pm - NW 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