Distributed May 31, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Scott Turner

News Advisory

Brown to host brain researchers from around the world

Twenty-four of the world’s leading neuroscientists will gather at Brown June 1-3, 2000 to present the latest findings in brain development and function. The meeting is open to media.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Twenty-four of the world’s leading brain researchers will participate in a “Dynamic Brain” meeting at Brown University, June 1-3, 2000. The meeting will celebrate interdisciplinary research and education in neuroscience, as well as the Brain Science Program at Brown, launched in October 1999.

Participants will present the latest findings in brain development and function. The meeting will feature four sessions that cover memory, the ability of the brain to change, the activity of nerve cells, and behavioral and mental processes.

The scientists will discuss brain research that blends mathematics, biology, computation, and cognitive and behavioral sciences. Each session will include discussions of interdisciplinary approaches and challenges to understanding brain function. Participants will include two Nobel laureates, Susumu Tonegawa from MIT and Leon Cooper from Brown.

While the meeting is not open to the general public, interested reporters are invited to attend. For more information, contact Scott Turner at 863-2476 ([email protected]).

Twenty-four brain scientists

“Dynamic Brain” Meeting

9 a.m. Thursday, June 1, through 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2000

W. Duncan MacMillan Hall
167 Thayer St.