At the heart of CIBF’s education portfolio is our belief that people, be they scientists, students or the public at large, have an inherent desire to understand the human brain.
Our goal is to channel that desire into a life-long interest in the brain, including encouraging adoption of neuroscience as a profession, especially among people who traditionally haven’t been involved.
We will educate and inspire students at all levels, from primary to postdoc, about cognition, cells and synapses, neural circuits and brain systems, models and neurotechnologies.
To do this, we will bring together neuroscientists and students and engage them in age-appropriate active learning. We will also provide publically available online resources including e-books and forums.
In this way, we will foster excellence in research, and promote an understanding of the brain and brain research throughout society.
In a nutshell: A physics-based approach successfully explains mysterious oscillations in brain activity that are like the notes produced by a musical instrument. Read more
In a nutshell: Paying attention to a location helps the brain to process not just what you can see there, but also what you can’t – suggesting that attention and awareness are controlled by different pathways in the brain. Read more
In a nutshell: Novel research shows that we can be conscious of a face’s gender even when paying little or no attention to it. Read more