Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar

Rethinking Reward: Dopamine Signals in Learning and Motivation

Joshua Berke (UCSF)
Tue 28 Nov noon - Northwest Building, Room 243


Iris Odstrcil
Wed 29 Nov 1:00pm - Northwest Building, Room 243
PhD Candidate, Engert Lab
CBS Seminar

Tests of two key predictions of the hypothesis that dopamine transients serve as a cached-value error-signaling system for learning

Geoffrey Schoenbaum
Tue 5 Dec noon - Northwest Building, Room 243
Senior Investigator, NIH

A brain wide circuit model of heat evoked swimming behavior in larval zebrafish

Martin Haesemeyer
Wed 6 Dec 1:00pm - Northwest Building, Room 243
Post-doctoral Fellow, Engert & Schier Lab
CBS Seminar

CBS Seminar

Danielle Bassett (UPENN)
Tue 12 Dec noon - Northwest Building, Room 243
Associate Professor


Cengiz Pehlevan (Simons Foundation)
Wed 13 Dec 1:00pm - Northwest Building, Room 243
Research Scientist
Thursday Seminar Series

Dopaminergic memory modulation by two distinct novelty systems

Tomonori Takeuchi (The University of Edinburgh)
Thu 14 Dec 1:30pm - Northwest Building Room 243
Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow
CBS Seminar

Developmental origin of neural circuits in Drosophila

Christopher Doe (University of Oregon)
Tue 6 Feb noon - Northwest Building
CBS Seminar

CBS Seminar

Lauren Atlas (NIH)
Tue 27 Feb noon - Northwest Building, Room 243
Chief, Section on Affective Neuroscience and Pain

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