Brainwave 2016: Emotion

The Rubin Museum of Art
New York, NY
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - Monday, April 25, 2016
In the Rubin Museum of Art's ninth Brainwave season, neuroscientists and intriguing personalities explore the fascinating role of emotions in our lives and the world beyond. The February 8 event on autism, featuring David Amaral and Sigourney Weaver, is presented in partnership with the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.

2016 David Mahoney Neuroimaging RFP

The Dana Foundation
New York, NY
Monday, February 08, 2016 - Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Dana Foundation's neuroimaging research program focuses on improving human brain and brain-immune functioning to promote health, and prevent and treat disease. Funds support pilot-testing by investigators who are early in their research careers of promising, high-risk, and innovative ideas with a direct clinical application. Successful studies are then anticipated to be competitive for larger-scale support from other funders. This RFP and other information about the Foundation's programs can be found in our Grants section.

Shaping Student Mindsets: Promoting Academic Attitudes, Persistence and Performance

Learning & the Brain
San Francisco, CA
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - Saturday, February 13, 2016
Psychological science has shown that changing student mindsets (beliefs and attitudes about themselves, their feelings about school and their sense of social belonging) can motivate them to work harder, be more persistent and achieve more. Research by Stanford’s Carol Dweck and others have found that students who were told their brains can change had a “growth mindset” (a belief that their success is based on effort and not talent or IQ) and were more likely to have successful outcomes than those who were not told. Discover how the “Psychology of Mindsets” can help boost academic motivation, persistence and performance and raise student achievement.

Advances in Human Microbiome Science: Gut Brain Interaction

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
This symposium focuses on the microbiota-gut-brain axis. It will highlight emerging science that is furthering our understanding of causal relationships between our microbiota and disease, as well as applications for human health. This is the second in a series of symposia addressing the impact of microbiota on the whole human.

Neuronal Connectivity in Brain Function and Disease: Novel Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Mapping neuronal circuitry provides important insight into mammalian health and disease. This symposium will discuss emerging tools and novel findings that address this important goal.

SYNAPSY Conference on the Neurobiology of Mental Health

Geneva, Switzerland
Thursday, April 07, 2016 - Saturday, April 09, 2016
The scientific program of this conference is structured around the concept of research domains, highlighting the neurobiology of major cognitive functions and how their dysfunction impacts disease. Each of the five half-day sessions will focus on one major cognitive function through four main talks, as well as a keynote lecture by a psychiatrist. One or two short talks selected from abstracts submitted by participants will complete each session. The topics covered will include ‘Attention & Arousal,’ ‘Learning & Memory,’ ‘Perception & Monitoring,’ ‘Reward & Aversion,’ as well as ‘Social Processes & Communication. Each session will thus aim to link basic neurosciences to themes that are pertinent to psychiatry where numerous prominent speakers (both clinicians and researchers) will discuss the latest developments in the field.

The Addicted Brain and New Treatment Frontiers: Sixth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Friday, May 20, 2016
This 2.5-day conference will convene a multidisciplinary group of researchers, clinicians, government and industry representatives, and non-profit leaders to explore the latest scientific advances in the field of addiction, with the end goal of improving treatment. The event will feature sessions and presentations focused on the neural circuitry of addiction, neuroplasticity, the susceptibility of the developing adolescent brain, and new horizons for treatment strategies, and will draw on speakers from the fields of neuroscience, behavioral physiology/medicine, cognitive and clinical neuroimaging, pharmacogenetics, neurobiology, psychology, epigenetics, genetic medicine, criminal justice, policy, and economics.  The conference will conclude with a session dedicated to improving social and government policies so that neuroscience research can be more effectively applied to addiction treatment.

ENCODS 2016: European Neuroscience Conference for Doctoral Students

Helsingør, Denmark
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Friday, July 01, 2016
ENCODS believes that open-minded interaction with fellow neuroscientists, and beyond, is key to move the field forward. Therefore, the aim of the ENCODS 2016 is threefold:1. To inspire young scientists to look beyond the boundaries of their own field; 2. To provide an intimate environment where young researchers can interact with both renowned scientists and fellow researchers; 3. To help students develop a skill set that is needed to be a good communicator of science.