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.

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The Shape of Geometric Reasoning: Geometry Intuition as a Dynamic Visual Process

Yuval Hart (Harvard SEAS)
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Predictive Coding for Unsupervised Feature Learning

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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.

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