This is a great lineup of speakers and a terrific selection of topics for those interested in the latest neuroscience.

Wiring the Brain
July 18 – 22, 2013
Abstract Deadline: May 3, 2013

Catalina Betancur, INSERM, Paris, France
Ed BullmoreCambridge University, UK
Z. Josh HuangCold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Helen MaybergEmory University
Kevin MitchellTrinity College Dublin, Ireland

We are pleased to announce the first Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Wiring the Brain, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 18th and run through lunchtime on Monday, July 22, 2013. Previous meetings in this series took place in Ireland in 2009 and 2011 ( for more information)

The main goal of this meeting is to bring together researchers from diverse fields to explore how brain connectivity is established, how genetic variation can affect these processes, how circuit and network function are affected by defects in neural development and how this can lead to psychiatric and neurological disease.

Keynote Speaker:
Huda Zoghbi, Baylor College of Medicine
Edmund Rolls, Oxford University

Sessions & Speakers
Genetically programmed development
Nenad Sestan, Yale
Oscar Marin, Institute of Neuroscience, Alicante
Li-Huei Tsai, MIT
Peter Scheiffele, University of Basel

Activity-dependent development
David Lewis, Pittsburgh
Gina Turrigiano, Brandeis
Takao Hensch, Harvard
Guillermina Lopez-Bendito, Universidad Miguel Hernández

Genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders
Elizabeth Engle, Harvard
Ronald Yeo, New Mexico
Dan Geschwind, UCLA
Hans-Hilger Ropers, Max-Planck-Institute, Berlin

Modeling neurodevelopmental disorders

Joe Buxbaum, Mt. Sinai
Ricardo Dolmetsch, Allen Brain Institute
Guoping Feng, MIT
Kafui Dzirasa, Duke

Connectivity – from synapses to systems
Olaf Sporns, Indiana
Katrin Amunts, Julich University
David van Essen, Washington University

Circuits – function and dysfunction
Amy Arnsten, Yale
Peter Uhlhaas, MPI Frankfurt
Joshua Buckholtz, Harvard
Ann Graybiel, MIT

Wiring the human brain
Jay Giedd, NIH
Lucina Uddin, Stanford
Declan Murphy, University College London
Milos Judas, University of Zagreb

Cognitive development – the emergence of the mind
Essi Viding, University College London
B.J. Casey, Cornell
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Harvard
Simon Fisher, MPI Nijmegen

We hope to see you at Cold Spring Harbor in July.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by the National Institutes of Health and the Cold Spring HarborCorporate Sponsor Program

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to Demetria Mudar (email hidden; JavaScript is required) and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Demetria Mudar (email hidden; JavaScript is required)

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We are very pleased to announce that cultural neuroscientist Liz Losin, a former graduate student in the FPR-UCLA Culture, Brain, and Development program and now a postdoc in Tor Wager’s neuroimaging  lab at the University of Colorado, has joined PLOS Neuroanthropology as a blogger! Liz will be writing about recent advances in the field. You can read her first post here.

The neuroanthropology blog is co-authored by anthropologists Greg Downey (Macquarie University; @GregDowney1) and Daniel Lende (University of South Florida; @daniel_lende), who are also co-editors of a foundational work in neuroanthropology, The Encultured Brain (MIT, December 2012).

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Liz, Greg, and Daniel helped us organize the FPR-UCLA Culture, Mind, and Brain Conference last October. Greg chaired the first session (“Why Culture, Mind, and Brain””), Daniel chaired a session on stress and resilience, and Liz was a panelist on “Multiple Pathways to Interdisciplinarity”).

Be sure to check out the blog at PLOS Neuroanthropology and the neuroanth Facebook page.

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