Seminars, News and Opportunities

CMB SEMINAR SERIES- 2017-2018

12:00PM – 1:00 PM ***Unless otherwise noted
Boston University,  Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering  610 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 101- Auditorium

March 19, 2018Professor Mazen Kheirbek, University of California-San Francisco

Title: Deconstructing the hippocampal circuits that control emotional behavior  Abstract MK

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March 23, 2018 – Academic Retrospective honoring Howard Eichenbaum. Location- Boston University – Photonics – 8 St. Mary’s Street.

For more information and to register for Academic Retrospective : sites.bu.edu/eichenbaumretrospective

Confirmed speakers:

David Amaral UC Davis MIND Institute
Richard G.M. Morris Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, U of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Matthew Shapiro Geriatics and Palliative Medicine, Mt Sinai Health Systems, NY, NY
Geoff Schoenbaum NIDA-IRP, Triad Technology Center, Baltimore, MD
Rebecca Burwell Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI
Samuel Mckenzie NYU Neuroscience Institute, New York, NY
Emma Wood Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, U of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Norbert Fortin Center for the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA
Elizabeth Buffalo Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Alison Preston Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Charan Ranganath Department of Psychology, UC-Davis, Davis, CA
Michael Hasselmo Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA
Mark Howard Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA
Neal Cohen Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Joseph Manns Department of Psychology, Emory University

 

May 21, 2018 Dr. Yaniv Ziv, Weizmann Institute

 

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DPARISI@BU.EDU

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Multiple post-doctoral positions in Theoretical Cognitive Neuroscience lab at Boston University

The Theoretical Cognitive Neuroscience lab at Boston University (Marc Howard, principal investigator) has multiple openings for post-doctoral scholars.  The lab develops quantitative models of cognition that are constrained by neurophysiological data.  Our work touches on computational neuroscience, mathematical psychology, cognitive modeling, and neural theory, with special attention to neural representations of time and space.   Candidates with backgrounds in psychology, neuroscience, physics, engineering, or computer science are encouraged to apply.

Please express interest to marc777@bu.edu by October 1 to ensure full consideration.

NEWS: 

Karaoke Neuroscience.  Howard Eichenbaum  Full Article Here

Navy Awards $7.5 Million to BU-Led Neuroscientists.  Hasselmo to oversee multicenter effort on rule learning in the brain

Bostonia Article here

Can Exercise Help Delay or Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?-  Researcher Karin Schon studies effects of physical fitness on the aging brain

Bostonia Article here

Congratulations to Michael Hasselmo who received the International Neural Network Society Hebb Award.

The Hebb Award – recognizing achievement in research on biological learning.

Congratulations to Howard Eichenbaum on his well deserved induction in to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!!!

 American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Press Release here

NPR Interview with Professor Eichenbaum

The Brain’s GPS May Also Help Us Map Our Memories    Listen here

Read the Neuron Article Kraus, et al  “During Running in Place, Grid Cells Integrate Elapsed Time and Distance Run” here

Congratulations to Howard Eichenbaum who received the William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professorship

Press Release here

Check out the cool research by some of our undergrad’s.

Brainiacs

How well do you know your own mind? Neuroscience students share the coolest things they’ve discovered about how the human brain works.

BY ANDREW THURSTON | PHOTOS BY ALYSSA GREENBERG

http://www.bu.edu/cas/magazine/fall15/smarter/

 

 

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Please follow these links for additional seminars of interest:

Center for Systems Neuroscience

http://www.bu.edu/csn/events/seminar-series/

Brain, Behavior and Cognition Colloquia

http://www.bu.edu/psych/colloquia/#bbc

Graduate Program in Neuroscience

http://www.bu.edu/neuro/graduate/