Some Recent Publications

Topics range from plasticity in GABA circuits to how worms eat.

Sensory determinants of behavioral dynamics in Drosophila thermotaxis.

Klein M, Afonso B, Vonner AJ, Hernandez-Nunez L, Berck M, Tabone CJ, Kane EA, Pieribone VA, Nitabach MN, Cardona A, Zlatic M, Sprecher SG, Gershow M, Garrity PA, Samuel AD.

Postdoctoral Opportunities in Computational Neuroscience

We are seeking postdoctoral associates for work on computational
neuroscience projects of the Obama BRAIN Initiative and the Swartz
of Harvard’s Center for Brain Science.

Benefits of pathway splitting in sensory coding.

Gjorgjieva J, Sompolinsky H, Meister M.

Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar


David Silbersweig (Brigham Psychiatry)
Tue 3 Feb 1:00pm - NW 243


Jessica MacDonald (Macklis Lab)
Wed 4 Feb 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Ila Fiete (UT Austin)
Tue 10 Feb 1:00pm - NW 243


Hillery Metz (Hoekstra Lab)
Wed 11 Feb 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar

How alpha oscillations aid short term memory

Robert Sekuler (Brandeis)
Tue 17 Feb 1:00pm - NW 243


Luis Nuñez (Samuel)
Wed 18 Feb 1:00pm - NW 243
Thursday Seminar Series


David Ginty (Harvard Medical School)
Thu 19 Feb noon - NW B103
CBS Seminar


Attila Losonczy (Columbia)
Tue 24 Feb 1:00pm - NW 243


John Dowling
Wed 25 Feb 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