Brainy Days in Jerusalem: The Future of Neuroscience FALL – 2022

The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is proud to host “Brainy Days in Jerusalem: The Future of Neuroscience.” This three-day symposium will gather preeminent researchers from around the world to examine and discuss recent transformative developments in neuroscience and to articulate their visions for the future of the field.  This will be the fourth “Brainy Days” symposium held at ELSC.

Recent years have witnessed an explosive growth in experimental tools allowing for the probing and manipulation of brain circuits and behaviors at unprecedented scale and detail. Computational breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science have given rise to new and powerful methodologies for data analysis and modeling in neuroscience. Have these tools already generated breakthrough discoveries? What will be the most promising directions of neuroscience research in the next decades?

The “Brainy Days” symposium will bring together leading researchers from diverse fields including systems, computational and cognitive neuroscience as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning. These researchers will address the recent and major advances in our understanding of the brain and will discuss their bold visions for the future of the field, along the following main themes:

  • The Future of Human Neuroscience
  • The Quest for the Symbolic Brain
  • The Naturalistic Social Brain
  • Remembering and Predicting
  • The Promise and Challenges of Big Data in Neuroscience
  • The Future of AI and Neuroscience

“Brainy Days” will take place on the fall of 2022
Please note: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the “Brainy Days” symposium will be held under the Israeli health regulations and pandemic status.

The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building
The Edmond J. Safra Campus, The Hebrew UniversityJerusalem

The symposium program will be available at fall 2022.

Herwig Baier, MPI Martinsried
Peter Battaglia, DeepMind
Daphne Bavelier, University of Geneva
Michal Ben Shachar, Bar Ilan University
Elizabeth A. Buffalo, University of Washington
Cynthia Chestek, University of Michigan
Radoslaw Cichy, Freie Universität Berlin
Iain Couzin, U Konstanz, MPI animal behavior
Evelina Fedorenko, MIT
Ila Fiete, MIT
Naomi Habib, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Moritz Helmstaedter, MPI Frankfurt
Michael Kahana, University of Pennsylvania
Georg Keller, University of Zurich
Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, Columbia University
Arnold Kriegstein, UCSF
Jeffrey Lichtman, Harvard University
Mackenzie W. Mathis, EPFL
Ken Paller, Northwestern University
Charan Ranganath, UC Davis
Daniela Schiller, Mount Sinai
Simone Shamay-Tsoory, Haifa University
Yair Weiss, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute

Registration will be open at fall 2022.

The “Brainy Days” 2021 Organizing Committee:
Haim Sompolinsky, Adi Mizrahi, Leon Deouell and Lilach Avitan

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