Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar

The Maps inside Your Head

Vijay Balasubramanian (University of Pennsylvania)
Tue 30 Sep 1:00pm - NW 243

Nakayama Lab

Wed 1 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243
Thursday Seminar Series

Dendritic Computation

Michael Häusser (University College London)
Thu 2 Oct noon - NW B103
CBS Seminar

The functional organization of human speech cortex in perception and production

Edward Chang (UCSF)
Tue 7 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243


Will Menegas (Uchida Lab)
Wed 8 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Alexei Koulakov (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Tue 14 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243


Caroline Hu (Hoekstra Lab)
Wed 15 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Gwyneth Card (Janelia Farm)
Tue 21 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243


James Jeanne (Wilson Lab)
Wed 22 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243

What We Do

Researchers in the Center for Brain Science (CBS) are discovering the structure and function of neural circuits. We are investigating how these circuits govern behavior and vary between individuals; learning how they change during development and aging; and deepening our understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders, and their therapies. 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