Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar

The body model theory of somatosensory cortex

Michael Brecht (Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin)
Tue 10 May noon - Northwest 243


Hideyuki Matsumoto (Uchida Lab)
Wed 11 May 1:00pm - Northwest 243
Special Seminar

The neuronal and molecular basis of associative olfactory learning in Drosophila larvae

Andi Thum (University of Konstanz)
Fri 13 May 2:00pm - Northwest 243
CBS Seminar

Temporal programs in neural stem cell development and aging

Sally Temple (Neural Stem Cell Institute)
Tue 17 May noon - Northwest 243
CBS Seminar

Models of the basal ganglia for sequencing and timing

Sean Escola (Columbia)
Wed 18 May 1:00pm - Northwest 243
Special Seminar

Brains, Behavior, Computation and Thought Journal Club

Jeffrey Moore (Dulac Lab)
Wed 18 May 7:00pm - Northwest 243
Special Seminar

Brains, Behavior, Computation and Thought Journal Club

Steve Ramirez (CBS Junior Fellow)
Wed 8 Jun 7:00pm - Northwest 243

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