Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar

Learning from nature: novel therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative disease

Chris Henderson (Biogen)
Tue 6 Oct noon - NW 243
Special Seminar

Circuitry of sensory representation in mushroom body calyx of Drosophila larva

Liria Masuda-Nakagawa (Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge)
Tue 6 Oct 3:00pm - Northwest 243
CBS Seminar

Neural Control of Economic Decision-making

Michael Nitabach (Yale)
Wed 7 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar

From hot and spicy to cold and clammy: thermal and chemical sensing in Drosophila

Paul Garrity (Brandeis)
Tue 13 Oct noon - NW 243


Joe Olson (Kreiman Lab)
Wed 14 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar

Artificially modulating memories to combat psychiatric disease-like states

Steve Ramirez (MIT)
Tue 27 Oct noon - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Casey Schneider-Mizell (Janelia)
Wed 28 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar

Normalization as a Canonical Neural Computation

David Heeger (NYU)
Tue 3 Nov noon - NW 243


Tim Otchy (Ölveczky Lab)
Wed 4 Nov 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