The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Weisman Art Museum
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
This traveling exhibition of Cajal’s original drawings was organized by the Weisman Art Museum in collaboration with Drs. Eric Newman, Alfonso Araque, and Janet Dubinsky, neuroscientists at the University of Minnesota. The exhibit is organized in collaboration with Dr. Ricardo Martinez Murillo, neuroscientist and curator of the Cajal Legacy at the Cajal Institute (CSIC) in Spain. Eighty of Cajal’s drawings, many appearing for the first time in the United States, will be accompanied by a selection of contemporary visualizations of the brain, photographs, historic books, and scientific tools. After the debut at Weisman Art Museum, the exhibition will travel to university galleries and museums, throughout the United States and Canada.


Neuroscience and the Law

Baruch College
New York, NY
Thursday, March 09, 2017
In the past decades, cognitive neuroscience has enabled a more complex study of how brain processes relate to mental states. The law interprets mental states, particularly intentions, to determine whether a person will live freely or in the custody of the state. Is cognitive neuroscience ready to help the law interpret human intentions – and, if so, how? Join U. S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books Jed S. Rakoff, and Baruch Professor and Neuroscientist Jennifer Mangels, PhD, for a discussion on whether the significant advances in our knowledge of the brain warrant their application to the law.


Brain Awareness Week

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
Worldwide
Monday, March 13, 2017 - Sunday, March 19, 2017
Come celebrate the brain! Every March, Brain Awareness Week unites the efforts of partner organizations around the world to promote public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Coordinated by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, activities include neuroscience lab tours, concerts, art shows and contests, brain talks, and more! Visit dana.org/baw to find #brainweek activities near you.


Targeting Tau in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Monday, March 13, 2017
This event will cover the translational potential of immunotherapy for tauopathies, reviewing the pre-clinical and clinical development of several tau immunotherapy programs that exemplify this emerging therapeutic approach.


Ready, Player One: How Video Games Affect Your Brain and Behavior

AAAS and The Dana Foundation
Washington, DC
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
In 1971, the first commercially sold coin-operated video game opened the gates for the era of gaming as we know it. From those early days of “Computer Space”, video games have grown into a $74 billion dollar market worldwide. The wide appeal of video games has not been without controversy. Like rock’n’roll in the 50s, video games have been the objects of opposition from parent and religious groups, as well as politicians. Join us for an evening that will address some of the questions raised by the growing consumer demand for more video games. What effects do violent games have on behavior? Is there such a thing as video game “addiction”, and if so, is it curable? How can playing video games actually benefit your brain?


Brainwave: How to Perceive Without Sight

The Rubin Museum of Art
New York, NY
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Isaac Lidsky knows better than most how the brain confronts new challenges. He went from childhood actor, to Harvard Law graduate, to successful entrepreneur. He also began to go blind at age thirteen, eventually losing his sight entirely by the time he was twenty-five. He will discuss how the brain overcomes limitations and how perception goes beyond the visual with neuroscientist Dr. Jacqueline Gottlieb.


American Society for Neurochemistry 2017 Conference

American Society for Neurochemistry
Little Rock, AR
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Join ASN for four days of symposia and colloquia designed to address the four major themes of our Society: 1) Building the Nervous System; 2) Glial Cell Biology; 3) Molecular and Cell Biology of the Nervous System, and 4) Neurodegeneration and Disease. World-class plenary speakers will include Drs. Carol Colton, Rachel Wong, Marc Freeman and Zhigang He. An important component at ASN meetings is the engagement of our society with trainees, therefore special efforts have been taken to encourage young investigator participation. This includes daily poster sessions, short oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts, trainee lunches with plenary speakers, and numerous travel awards.


Exosomes in the CNS

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
In this symposium we will explore the contribution of extracellular vesicles to pathological processes underling neurodegenerative disorders, and the appeal of exosomes as biomarkers and targets for the development of novel therapeutics.


Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity 2017

The Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity
San Francisco, CA
Friday, March 24, 2017
The 2017 meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity will be held on Friday, March 24th, 2017 in San Francisco, CA at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a satellite event to the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting (3/25-3/28).


Positive, Resilient Minds: The Science of Promoting Student Grit, Gratitude, And School Success

Learning & the Brain
Arlington, VA
Friday, April 07, 2017 - Sunday, April 09, 2017
In order for students to thrive and succeed in today's high-stress, changing and chaotic world, they will need skills well beyond good test scores. Brain, behavioral and positive psychology research has shown that the most important skills for school/college success and achievement, life satisfaction, good health and wellbeing are resilience and positive emotions: optimism, gratitude, empathy, kindness and happiness. Discover why positive emotions are important for school success, wellbeing and behavior, ways to build student resilience against rising anxiety, adversity, bullying and depression, and strategies for promoting positive minds, students and schools.


BNA2017 Festival of Neuroscience

British Neuroscience Association
Birmingham, UK
Monday, April 10, 2017 - Thursday, April 13, 2017
The BNA’s flagship biennial meeting is one of the largest international meetings of its kind throughout Europe in 2017.


Complement Pathways in Disease

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The complement system is the first line of defense against infection, however we have yet to capitalize on its therapeutic potential. This symposium will focus on novel insights into the complement pathway in a number of clinical disorders.


13th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Monday, May 15, 2017 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The conference will provide a forum for basic scientists and clinical researchers to discuss, disseminate, and highlight the advances and challenges of therapies for myasthenia gravis. The goals of this program are to: 1) provide a forum for basic, translational, and clinical researchers from academia and industry to present and discuss the most up-to-date findings in MG research; 2) explore and encourage multidisciplinary and multi-sector collaborations to enhance investigative approaches into MG and related autoimmune and neuromuscular disorders; 3) review current MG therapeutic options, ongoing clinical trials, and challenges and limitations faced in the clinic; and 4) identify knowledge gaps and future directions of research required for further breakthroughs. Ten plenary sessions will span the full spectrum of research from bench to bedside, including structure and function of the neuromuscular junction, advances in immunology, recent clinical developments related to MG, outcome measurements, clinical trial development, animal models of neuromuscular disease, MG treatment updates, congenital and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndromes, thymectomy, and the MGTX trial.


Neuroplasticity, Neuroregeneration, and Brain Repair

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017
This conference will explore neuroregenerative processes and identify strategies for translating knowledge into treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and nervous system injuries.