Instructing Perisomatic Inhibition by Direct Lineage Reprogramming of Neocortical Projection Neurons.

Ye Z, Mostajo-Radji MA, Brown JR, Rouaux C, Tomassy GS, Hensch TK, Arlotta P.

Parcellating cortical functional networks in individuals.

Wang D, Buckner RL, Fox MD, Holt DJ, Holmes AJ, Stoecklein S, Langs G, Pan R, Qian T, Li K, Baker JT, Stufflebeam SM, Wang K, Wang X, Hong B, Liu H.

The Ken Nakayama Medal for Excellence in Vision Science

At their 2015 Annual Meeting, the Vision Sciences Society introduced the Ken Nakayama Medal for Excellence in Vision Science Award, which honors CBS Professor Ken Nakayama for his innovative contributions to the field. Congratulations Ken!

From Blame to Punishment: Disrupting Prefrontal Cortex Activity Reveals Norm Enforcement Mechanisms.

Buckholtz JW, Martin JW, Treadway MT, Jan K, Zald DH, Jones O, Marois R.

Arithmetic and local circuitry underlying dopamine prediction errors.

Eshel N, Bukwich M, Rao V, Hemmelder V, Tian J, Uchida N.

Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar

Neural Mechanisms for Dynamic Acoustic Communication in Flies

Mala Murthy (Princeton)
Tue 1 Dec noon - NW 243


Kyle Honegger (de Bivort Lab)
Wed 2 Dec 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Kalanit Grill-Spector (Stanford)
Tue 8 Dec noon - NW 243


Ashesh Dhawale (Ölveczky Lab)
Wed 9 Dec 1:00pm - NW 243
Thursday Seminar Series

The Neurobiology of Drosophila Courtship Behavior

Barry Dickson (Janelia)
Thu 10 Dec noon - NW B103
CBS Seminar


Alvaro Pascual-Leone (BIDMC)
Tue 15 Dec noon - NW 243


Josh Morgan (Lichtman Lab)
Wed 16 Dec 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Gabriel Kreiman (Children's/HMS)
Tue 26 Jan noon - NW 243


Tian-Ming Fu and Guosong Hong (Lieber Lab)
Wed 27 Jan 1:00pm - Northwest 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