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Exhibition October 10 – 26, 2014


work in and around the brain

Curated by Patricia Maurides in collaboration with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition




Featuring investigations, translations and reflections by artists and neuroscientists.

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10-24 9:30am - 10:30am
Pitt Psych Research Seminar

10-24 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Psychiatry Lecture Series

10-27 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Brain Bag - Berquin Feese & Nicole Rafidi

10-28 11:00am - 12:00pm
Seminar, receptor tyrosine kinase regulation

10-29 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Residents' CPC Series

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Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

The CNBC is a joint venture of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Our center leverages the strengths of the University of Pittsburgh in basic and clinical neuroscience and those of Carnegie Mellon in cognitive and computational neuroscience to support a coordinated cross-university research and educational program of international stature. In addition to our Ph.D. program in Neural Computation, we sponsor a graduate certificate program in cooperation with a wide variety of affiliated Ph.D. programs.

Within the CNBC, our over 200 world-class faculty and trainees are investigating the cognitive and neural mechanisms that give rise to biological intelligence and behavior. Research topics include affective, cognitive, linguistic, perceptual, motor and social systems in both normal and disordered populations, as well as computational neuroscience. The CNBC also promotes the translation of findings from basic research into applications for medicine, education, robotics and artificial intelligence.

PA Congressman Fattah Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Pittsburgh's Center for Neural Basis of Cognition

chaka_fattah.jpgCongressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)—a joint venture between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Fattah, who has visited the Center as part of his nationwide efforts to make neuroscience research a national priority, delivered remarks via video to the audience of more than 250 neuroscientists, researchers, faculty, scholars, and CNBC personnel who gathered last week to commemorate the center’s two decades of research collaboration.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Mark Roth To Receive First Friend of the CNBC Award

mark-roth_175x225.jpg.jpgRoth is being recognized for his cutting-edge journalism that brings current science and medical issues to the public's attention.The award coincides with the CNBC's 20th anniversary celebration.  More...


Neurons and Other Memories" Opens at CMU's Miller Gallery

brainart_400x300.jpgCurated by Patricia Maurides in collaboration with the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), a joint program between CMU and the University of Pittsburgh, the exhibition features investigations, translations and reflections of neural mechanisms by artists and neuroscientists. The exhibit runs Oct. 10 - 26.  More...


Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh Celebrate 20 Years of Advancing Brain Research Through Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

cnbc20th_550x350.jpg.jpgAt the end of September, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recognized neuroscience research programs at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh for their support of the federal BRAIN Initiative.  Much of what is currently being done by both universities began 20 years ago when the Richard King Mellon Foundation gave a gift of $12 Million to launch a collaborative research center focused on neuroscience. The result  the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) will celebrate its 20th anniversary Oct. 17-18 with a series of events held on both universities' Pittsburgh campuses.  More...


Brain Researchers at White House

CMUAtwhithouse.jpgRepresentatives from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh - including both CNBC Co-Directors - visited the White House today as part of an Office of Science and Technology Policy event focused on the President's BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative.

Pitt and CMU's invitations recognizes the work the universities are doing through the CNBC and their recently launched Pitt Brain Institute and CMU's global BrainHub℠ initiative.
The event brought together neuroscientists and representatives from universities, industry, private research organizations and U.S. government agencies.

On the same day CMU and Pitt were represented at the White House, both universities received major boosts (CMU, Pitt receive grants to pick people’s brains): CMU from renowned Pittsburgh philanthropist Henry L. Hillman in the form of a new $5 million gift to support CMU's BrainHub and Pitt in the form of participation in a new $17 million federal project to develop better methods to measure traumatic brain injuries and treatment outcomes.