UW-led team receives $4.2M grant to develop AI-guided brain stimulation methods aimed at treating mental health disorders

By Wayne Gillam, re-posted from ECE News   Mental health could be considered a new frontier, one where the undiscovered landscape exists mostly in the brain. In this space, there are vast numbers of people impacted by mental illness, and there is a profound opportunity for science and technology to play an important role in bettering the human condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mental health disorders are among the [...]

Funding opportunity: International Network for Bio-Inspired Computing

The International Network for Bio-Inspired Computing is excited to announce applications are open for the next round of IN-BIC fellowships, with a deadline of January 27. AccelNet International Network for Biologically-Inspired Computing (IN-BIC) project grants support students and postdocs to undertake new collaborative projects with network partners. IN-BIC is funded through the NSF AccelNet program (2019976). Who is eligible? All students and postdocs that work at AccelNet IN-BIC partner institutions are eligible to [...]

Neuroscience, AI, and Society Seminar December 7: The Neuroscience of You: How Understanding Your Neural Lens Can Help You Connect with Others

The CNC's next seminar in our Neuro, AI, and Society series will take place December 7 at 7 PM, featuring a talk from Dr. Chantel Prat, UW Psychology Professor and author of The Neuroscience of You. Register at   "The Neuroscience of You: How Understanding Your Neural Lens Can Help You Connect with Others" We are living through a social paradox in which an expanded appreciation for the importance of diversity co-exists [...]

Swartz Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships – new call for applications

The University of Washington Computational Neuroscience Center (CNC) is seeking applications for a prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UW Swartz Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. Fellows will join the vibrant, collaborative UW theoretical neuroscience community. This fellowship provides the unique opportunity to work with any of the CNC’s faculty members, with the freedom to design and develop projects and new collaborations. Participating faculty members’ research includes theory, computation and data analysis, and members interact [...]

Next Neuroscience, AI, and Society seminar: Living with an aging mind: Personal, philosophical and practical considerations

The CNC's next seminar in our Neuro, AI, and Society series will take place October 14, featuring a conversation between philosopher Noga Arikha and physician Barak Gaster. It will be held in Foege Auditorium with a reception to follow in Vista Cafe. Register at   Dementia affects a significant fraction of the aging population. We host a conversation between physician Barak Gaster and philosopher of science Noga Arikha to discuss the experience of living with dementia and [...]

The Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain going strong in its 8th year

At the end of August, young scientists from across the country and the world gathered at UW’s Friday Harbor Labs for our island-based “neuroscience summer camp.” Now in its 8th year, the Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain provides 2-week, intensive and immersive training based around newly emerging datasets from the Allen Institute and its partners. This year, we focused on an astonishing functional connectivity dataset that blends 2 photon imaging [...]

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