Upcoming Events

  • May
    2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Cognitive Systems Journal Club

    164 Angell Street, Rm 4th floor - 429

    Join us for our weekly interdepartmental journal club to discuss recent work in cognitive, computational, and systems neuroscience. For more info, contact Kati Conen ([email protected])

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  • May
    3:30pm - 5:00pm

    A conversation for faculty about STEM graduate students & mental health

    Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences, Rm 220

    We invite faculty to join us for a conversation about mental health and graduate students in STEM featuring:

    • Alycia Mosley Austin, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Graduate School
    • Corey Fitzgerald, Psychotherapist and Outreach Coordinator, Counseling and Psychological Services
    • Logan Gin, Assistant Director for STEM, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

    The goal of the session is to learn about the common mental health challenges reported by graduate students at Brown, review evidence-based best practices for mentors that promote mental health and support productivity in trainees in a lab environment, and identify institutional resources available to support faculty and graduate students.

    This event is for faculty only. 

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  • May

    Dissertation Defense: Taylor Wise

    Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences, Rm 220
    CLPS Dissertation Defense
    Speaker: Taylor Wise
    Title: Spatial and social processing in the rat posterior parietal cortex
    Advisor: Rebecca Burwell
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  • Jun

    Sixth Annual Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars

    June 6-7, 2024
    Brown University
    Providence, RI

    The 2024 Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars (June 6-7) will showcase the research achievements of outstanding molecular life scientists from historically underrepresented groups.

    The conference is free and in person, hosted by the Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry Department at Brown University.

    Conference Keynote Speakers

    Keynote speakers for the conference will be Dr. Sherilynn Black, PhD (Duke University), and Dr. Blanton Tolbert, PhD (University of Pennsylvania).

    Sherilynn Black, PhD

    Sherilynn Black, PhD

    Blanton S. Tolbert, PhD

    Blanton S. Tolbert, PhD

    The conference program will open Thursday afternoon June 6 and close Friday evening June 7. It will feature short talks by invited early career scholars, panel events focusing on identity and professional development, and a poster session.

    This will be an inclusive event, drawing attendees from the Brown BioMed community (including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and campus organizations) as well as registered participants from across the US. The conference has been named in honor of Dr. Samuel Milton Nabrit, Brown’s first African-American PhD recipient and a marine biologist with a distinguished international career.

    For questions about the 2024 Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars, please contact [email protected].

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  • Jun
    1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Spring Retreat: Center for Translational Neuroscience

    70 Ship Street, Rm 107

    We hope that you will join us for our annual Spring Retreat on Thursday, June 13th, from 1PM-5PM in LMM 107 at 70 Ship Street. The full schedule will be posted as we get closer to the retreat. Social to follow in the Ship Street Courtyard. 

    Eric Morrow, MD/PhD, Director
    Judy Liu, MD/PhD, Associate Director
    More Information CTN
  • Jun
    All Day

    NSGP Thesis Defense: Guillaume Pagnier

    Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences, Rm Rm., 220/Marcuvitz Auditorium

    Title:  Mechanistic and population-based insights from computationally modeling effortful cost/benefit decision making

    Advisors:  Dr. Michael Frank & Dr. Wael Asaad

    More Information Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Research
  • Join us for the Virtual Advance RI-CTR Introduction to NVivo Workshop (Mac Based) with Dr. Rochelle Rosen and Grace Smith, MA.

    This workshop will be on Monday, June 17th, 2024 (12:00 - 1:00 PM ET) with an optional Q&A from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM. This workshop will be a general overview and introduction on the NVivo software and its potential uses. 

    Learn more about NVivo and other qualitative resources, at the Advance RI-CTR Qualitative Research Resources page.

    *Note: If you have confidential study questions, please complete a service request form on our website.

    If you have a question, please contact: [email protected].

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  • Jul

    The Carney Center for Computational Brain Science and the Brainstorm Program is organizing a two-week computational modeling workshop with a focus on computational modeling of cognition, behavior, and brain/behavior relationships. Workshop attendees will learn the basic tools for understanding, developing, and applying models to brain science questions, and have the opportunity to apply these techniques in a novel behavioral dataset.

    Week 1 will consist of workshops and live tutorials, including daily lectures spanning basic to advanced topics, accompanied by hands-on coding tutorials. Attendees will learn the basic tools for understanding, developing and applying computational models, with a focus on hypothesis testing, quantitative fitting, Bayesian methods, and model checks and comparisons. Additionally, advanced modeling sessions will provide a deeper theoretical understanding and application of complex modeling techniques.

    During Week 2, participants will have the opportunity to work in teams to apply these skills to analyze a real dataset provided by the organizers, with potential for novel discoveries. Prizes will be awarded for models with the most predictive power, rigor, creativity, and innovation.

    For details on last years’ workshops and modeling competition, visit the Center for Computational Brain Science website. Previous syllabi are available here. We will cover most of the same basic topics, with a few tweaks and additions (based on participant input and guest speakers).


    Note: The organizers will host a follow-up workshop on an advanced topic “Automated Scientific Discovery” from July 29 - August 2 at the Institute of Cognitive Science in Osnabrück, Germany. You get more information and sign up for this workshop here.


    Intended Audience: This workshop is open to the members of the Brown community, and is designed for researchers across fields, backgrounds and levels of experience: computation “novices” with no experience and those with more computational experience who may want to augment their toolkit with advanced approaches to parameter estimation or specific classes of models. Although there is no computational experience required, those with modeling backgrounds will still benefit from the advanced modules, and will have the opportunity to learn new skills and state-of-the-art computational approaches.

    Maximum number of participants: Participation is limited to 20, but we do keep a waitlist.

    Organizers: Sebastian Musslick, Younes Strittmatter, Michael J. Frank

    Contact: Please reach out to Sebastian Musslick ([email protected]) with any questions.

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