Unthinkable Pasts and Undreamable Futures: A Role of History for Scientists

I am not a historian. This thought did not occur to me when I set out three years ago to write a book about my field of computational neuroscience, but it has occurred to me many times since. I knew I wanted the book be more than just be a …

Let Go of Your Expertise to Tell a Better Story

Unexpectedly, the eyeball turned out to be the problem. There I was, writing a book about the brain, a manuscript that became The Spike: An Epic Journey Through the Brain in 2.1 Seconds, and I was stuck. The big picture was clear in my mind: I wanted to tell the …

Closing Conference of Duke’s Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy on June 4 and 5

We are excited to share information about the Closing Conference of the 2021 Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy (SSNAP) with you! This is 2-day event featuring keynote addresses from leading researchers in neuroscience and philosophy will be shared remotely from 12-3pm EDT on June 4 and June 5. They …

CFA: Philosophy and Neuroscience at the Gulf III

The third Neuroscience at the Gulf workshop is co-organized by John Bickle (Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi Medical Center) and Antonella Tramacere (Mississippi State University and Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany). October 9-10, 2020 (format pending) Topics Epigenetics in the nervous system Neuroscience …

Russ Poldrack will live-stream “The Physics of Representation” Friday

We’re excited about another free livestream this Friday (May 8, 1400-1600 GMT), this time from Russ Poldrack titled “The Physics of Representation”. Thanks to the Neural Mechanisms team for making these livestreams possible!

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