Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar

Making, breaking and linking memories

Sheena Josselyn (University of Toronto)
Tue 24 Oct noon - Northwest Building, Room 243
Neurolunch

Channeling its Inner Human: the Sensory Neuroethology of the Jumping Spider, Phidippus audax

Ronald Hoy (Cornell University)
Wed 25 Oct 1:00pm - Northwest Building, Room 243
Professor
Neurolunch

Novel cholinergic mechanisms linking sleep need to attentional suppression

Yuichi Makino
Wed 1 Nov 1:00pm - Northwest Building, Room 243
Post-doctoral Fellow, Hensch Lab
CBS Seminar

Late blooming synapses: the adolescent maturation of the frontal cortex

Linda Wilbrecht (UC Berkeley)
Tue 7 Nov noon - Northwest Building, Room 243
Associate Professor
Neurolunch

CaMKII Measures the Passage of Time to Coordinate Motivational State

Stephen Thornquist
Wed 8 Nov 1:00pm - Northwest Building, Room 243
PhD Candidate, Crickmore Lab
CBS Seminar

Context-dependent processing of olfactory information in Drosophila

Jing Wang (UCSD)
Tue 14 Nov noon - Northwest Building, Room 243
Professor
CBS Seminar

CBS Seminar

Richard Born (HMS, Dept. of Neurobiology)
Tue 21 Nov noon - Northwest Building, Room 243
CBS Seminar

Rethinking Reward: Dopamine Signals in Learning and Motivation

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

Neurolunch

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

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