2016 Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience--Now Accepting Applications

The 2016 Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara from June 20 through July 1.

The Institute is open to currently enrolled graduate and professional students, postdoctoral scientists, medical residents, or the equivalent. Applications will also be accepted from faculty members and research scientists whose primary area of expertise may be broadened by the topics of the Summer Institute. Applications from members of underrepresented groups and those with disabilities are encouraged. Applications are open both to U.S. citizens and to foreign and non-U.S. citizens.

This year’s topics are: Brain Circuits in Behavior and Cognition (Course Directors – Robert Knight and Josef Parvizi), and The Stressed Brain (Course Directors – Barry Giesbrecht and Maarten De Vos).

See to apply, and for additional information.

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm PST (UTC-8).

Letters of recommendation (ONLY) for completed applications will be accepted until February 15, 2016.


Now Accepting Applications for Junior Research Fellowships Post-Doctoral Program

The SAGE Center is now accepting applications for the Junior Research Fellowships Post-Doctoral Program. For primary consideration, apply by March 1, 2013, although we will accept applications until the positions are filled.

MIT Inventor and Composer Tod Machover, SAGE Center Distinguished Fellow

Tod Machover, Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media at the MIT Media Lab, was the Sage Center Distinguished Fellow for December 2011 and January 2012.

Machover is Director of the Media Lab's Hyperinstruments and Opera of the Future Groups and was dubbed “America’s most wired composer” by the Los Angeles Times.

Professor Machover delivered four lectures on the following topics: Hyperinstruments; personal composition and Hyperscore; music, mind and health; and opera for robots and people. His lecture on music, mind and health was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

Sage Center Director Michael Gazzaniga elected to National Academy of Sciences

The director of the Sage Center, Michael Gazzaniga, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences announced on May 3, 2011, that they have elected new members "in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research."  Mike Gazzaniga is widely considered the founder of the field of cognitive neuroscience. He founded the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, as well as several cognitive neuroscience institutes across the country. His seminal research on split-brain patients began over 50 years ago and over the years has led to a better understanding of the functional lateralization of the human brain and provided unique discoveries about the nature of the mind, including the concept of an "interpreter." The announcement by the National Academy of Sciences can be found here.

The Sage Center and The Law and Neuroscience Project publish "A Judge's Guide to Neuroscience"

The Law and Neuroscience Project and the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind published A Judge's Guide to Neuroscience:  A Concise Introductionedited by Michael Gazzaniga, in 2010. The book contains chapters by Michael Gazzaniga, Scott Grafton, Kent Kiehl, Read Montague, Marcus Raichle, Adina Roskies, Anthony Wagner, and others. An introduction to the book is available here.

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