Events

Dartmouth Young Mind and Brain Symposium

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, a one-day symposium bringing together leading researchers for talks and discussion on the developing brain and behavior will take place at the Hanover Inn.

The young brain is simultaneously endowed with infinite potential and resiliency, while also extremely vulnerable to physical and emotional insults that can have long-lasting negative consequences. This symposium will highlight cutting-edge neuroscientific research that is being brought to bear on long-standing questions regarding the development of the brain and behavior. Topics will include neural development and plasticity, emotional development during adolescence, and brain mechanisms underlying illnesses such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and schizophrenia, as well as vulnerability to substance abuse. Each speaker is a world renowned expert in his or her field of research, providing an ideal forum for exposing the audience to the absolute latest findings and current research.

Speakers include:

Joseph Buxbaum, PhD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

BJ Casey, PhD (Weill Cornell Medical College Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology)

Methods in Neuroscience at Dartmouth (MIND) 2017 Computational Summer School

We are delighted to announce our inaugural Methods in Neuroscience at Dartmouth (MIND) Computational Summer School, to be held August 13-20. The theme of this year's summer school is Network Dynamics at Multiple Spatiotemporal Scales. 

There is a growing gap between how graduate students in psychology and neuroscience are trained and what they actually need to know to do cutting edge work.  In addition, there is increasing interest in supplementing the traditional reductionist approach to studying the elements of brain, cognition, and behavior in isolation, to integrating how these elements interact as a cohesive complex system. This entails considering not just which elements in a network interact, but also the content of the interaction, and the dynamics of how this information flows through networks over time. This general issue is present in multiple domains, with an accompanying need for similar tools: neurophysiologists studying spiking activity in ensembles of single neurons, cognitive neuroscientists studying whole-brain activity levels, and social psychologists studying group interactions.