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Linking a mutation to survival in wild mice

Barrett RDH, Laurent S, Mallarino R, Pfeifer SP, Xu CCY, Foll M, Wakamatsu K, Duke-Cohan JS, Jensen JD, Hoekstra HE

Nature Method of the Year 2018: Imaging in freely behaving animals

Congratultations to Aravi Samuel, whose work was cited, and who wrote an accompanying Comment!

Structured Odorant Response Patterns across a Complete Olfactory Receptor Neuron Population

Si G, Kanwal JK, Hu Y, Tabone CJ, Baron J, Berck M1, Vignoud G, Samuel ADT

ALS-implicated protein TDP-43 sustains levels of STMN2, a mediator of motor neuron growth and repair

Klim JR, Williams LA, Limone F, Guerra San Juan I, Davis-Dusenbery BN, Mordes DA, Burberry A, Steinbaugh MJ, Gamage KK, Kirchner R, Moccia R, Cassel SH, Chen K, Wainger BJ, Woolf CJ, Eggan K

Subcellular transcriptomes and proteomes of developing axon projections in the cerebral cortex

Poulopoulos A, Murphy AJ, Ozkan A, Davis P, Hatch J, Kirchner R, Macklis JD

Computational Neuroscience course offered this semester

Haim Sompolinsky will teach Computational Neuroscience. OFFERED THIS YEAR ONLY!!! It follows trends in modern brain theory, focusing on local neuronal circuits and deep architectures.

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Circuit maturation of a compact nervous system

Daniel Witvliet (University of Toronto)
Tue 26 Feb noon - Northwest Building 243
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Combined voltage imaging and optogenetics reveal behavior dependent changes in hippocampal dynamics

Yoav Adam (Cohen Lab)
Wed 27 Feb noon - Northwest Building, Room 243
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Neuronal code for number in the brains of humans, monkeys and crows

Andreas Nieder (University of Tübingen)
Tue 5 Mar noon - BioLabs Building, Room 1080
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Ana Pimenta Goncalves Pereira (Zhang Lab)
Wed 6 Mar noon - Northwest Building, Room 243
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Patricia Janak (Hopkins)
Tue 12 Mar noon - BioLabs Building, Room 1080
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Luis Hernandez-Nunez (Samuel Lab)
Wed 13 Mar noon - Northwest Building, Room 243
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Yuki Oka (Caltech)
Tue 26 Mar noon - BioLabs Building, Room 1080
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Rahul Bhui (Gershman Lab)
Wed 27 Mar noon - Northwest Building, Room 243
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Damon Clark (Yale)
Tue 2 Apr noon - BioLabs Building, Room 1080
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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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