Robin Hanson CN3 presentation

Dr. Robin Hanson will give a presentation to the CN3 faculty and students on his new book ...
The Age of Em“Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth”

Time: 11am   Date: September 27, 2016
Place: 229 Krasnow
George Mason University
Fairfax, Va. 22030

Broadcast details: This onAir broadcast will be streamed live from this post as well as the BHM You Tube here.

Martin Wiener CN3 Presentation

Dr. Martin Wiener, Assistant Professor in the George Mason University Psychology Department, will give a presentation to the CN3 faculty and students on enabling open data in neuroscience.

Time: TBA   Date: TBA
Place: TBA
George Mason University
Fairfax, Va. 22030

HLAI 2016 conferences

HLAI 2016, the joint multi-level conference on Human-Level Artificial Intelligence focuses on the computational (re-)creation of human-level intelligence, i.e., human-level (or strong) Artificial Intelligence. Held on July 16-19, 2016 at the New School in NYC following IJCAI, 16 - International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

AGI, the Conference Series on Artificial General Intelligence
BICA, Annual International Conferences on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures
AIC, Workshops on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition
NeSy, Workshops on Neural-Symbolic Learning & Reasoning

INS 2015 Annual Meeting

The 2015 INS Annual Meeting will be held October 15-16 in Chicago, IL, prior to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. The INS public program will be held at the Northwestern University Hughes Auditorium, 303 E. Superior Street on October 15.

The main meeting sessions will be held on October 16 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 230 South Columbus Drive. A meeting program with session descriptions and speaker bios is now available. Sign-up to get email notifications from INS.

Krasnow Monday Seminar -10.31.16

TITLE:  Challenges & successes in neuroscience data sharing
SPEAKER:  Giorgio Ascoli (Krasnow Institute, George Mason University)

DATE: Monday, 31 October, 2016
TIME: 4:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: Lecture Room (Room 229)
Krasnow Institute Building
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Trees of the Brain Presentation

Mason Publishing, the George Mason University Libraries, and the University Bookstore present Mason University Professor Giorgio Ascoli, and his book Trees of the Brain, Roots of the Mind, in the kickoff of the Mason Author Series.

This inaugural event of the series, which is sponsored by the George Mason University Bookstore, was held in the Fenwick Library Main Reading Room, on Tuesday, March 29th, at 2:30 p.m.

BNA 50th Anniversary meeting

When:   December 14, 2015

Where: King's College London, the Strand Campus, WC2R 2LS


2015 is a momentous year for the BNA as it marks 50 years of existence for the association, and to celebrate the occasion we are holding a very special seasonal symposium.

A top line-up of expert speakers will guide us through the substantial progress that Neuroscience has made over the last 50 years.

Brain Observatories

The authors of the original proposal for the Brain Activity Map (BAM) Project, which inspired the White House's BRAIN Initiative, are proposing the creation of a national network of neurotechnology centers.

These "brain observatories" would enhance and accelerate the BRAIN Initiative by leveraging the success and creativity of individual laboratories to develop novel neurotechnologies.

Brain Observatories Live Webcast Oct. 30, 2015

SfN 2015 Annual Meeting

SfN's 45th annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers.

Neuroscience 2015 will take place October 17-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Join more than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries at the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

Funding Announcements to Facilitate Private-Public Partnerships

The NIH BRAIN Initiative has released three funding opportunity announcements for partnerships between clinical investigators and manufacturers of the latest-generation implantable stimulating and/or recording devices for clinical neuroscience research in humans.

A central focus of the BRAIN Initiative is development of technologies for recording and modulating neural circuits. Such technologies may be incorporated into devices to be implanted in the brain or spinal cord that can.

Special Symposium: Neuroscience in the 21st Century

October 1, 2-5 pm EDT
Webcast from Washington, D.C.
Moderated by Alan Leshner, CEO Emeritus, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Hosted by The Kavli Foundation

This special "mini-symposium"looked at the future of neuroscience and the BRAIN Initiative by hearing from some of the nation’s top neuroscientists, as well as leaders from key federal funding agencies..

Bolstering the Investment in Brain Research

Bipartisan Briefing from Capitol Hill on a new commitment to support brain research and an update on the BRAIN Initiative.

October 1, 2015 at 9:30 - 11:00 am EDT
United States Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by The Kavli Foundation

Thousand Neurons Subscription

A new technology-as-a-service initiative called "Thousand Neurons" allows neuroscientists to economically acquire the nVista microscopy system, a cutting edge technology for large-scale brain activity imaging in freely behaving animals, through a $1,000 per month subscription plan.

"There is an urgent need to level the playing field by democratizing access to new neurotechnologies to a wider spectrum of researchers. The magnitude of the mapping goals set forth by the BRAIN Initiative demands a dramatic shift within the neuroscience community," says Kunal Ghosh, Ph.D., CEO of Inscopix.

Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – August 2015

Brain Blogger's best and worst of neuroscience and neurology for August 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff, PhD.

The Best:
Neuronal activity protects against neurodegeneration
Modafinil is a first scientifically verified nootropics
Existing drug might be helpful for slowing down Parkinson’s disease progression
10-minute test for dementia
The brain’s ability to get rid of beta-amyloids reduces with age
Physically active elderly people show greater mental flexibility

NFL & GE Announce Six Head Health Winners

GE and the NFL announced today the six final winners of the up to $10 million Head Health Challenge I

Banyan Biomarkers; BrainScope Company; Medical College of Wisconsin; Quanterix, Lexington, Mass.; UC Santa Barbara (UCSB); and University of Montana.

Each winner will receive a $500,000 award to advance their work to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. This award is in addition to $300,000 previously awarded to the 16 first round winners of the Head Health Challenge I.

NIH Neuroscience Challenges

NIH Data Science Distinguished Seminar Series
Towards Solutions to Experimental and Computational Challenges in Neuroscience
Air date: Friday, August 14, 2015, 11:00 AM videocast

Drs. Christof Koch and Emery Brown will describe the computational or experimental challenges associated with Big Data in their respective domains of neuroscience. From the basic to applied realms, science is being transformed by the collection of data on increasingly finer resolutions, both spatially and temporally. Storing, accessing, and analyzing these data create numerous challenges and opportunities.

Early Access to Neuromodulation and Recording

NIH BRAIN Initiative Workshop: Industry Partnerships to Facilitate Early Access to Neuromodulation and Recording Devices for Human Clinical Studies

TIME: 12:00:00 PM DATE: June 3 and 4, 2015

PLACE: Neuroscience Center Building (NSC)

Live NIH Videocast (archived after seminar)

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