The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

NYU Grey Art Gallery
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - Saturday, March 31, 2018
"The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal" is the first U.S. museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain, 1852–1934), the father of modern neuroscience. Cajal’s astonishing depictions of the brain—which combine cutting-edge scientific knowledge with consummate draftsmanship—offer much greater clarity than photographs, so much so that they are still in wide use today. Featuring approximately 80 of Cajal’s drawings, the show will situate them within the history of scientific illustration from the 16th to 19th centuries, and juxtapose them with contemporary visualizations of the brain. Organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the Cajal Institute, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated book published by Abrams.


Brainwave: The Future is Fluid

The Rubin Museum
New York, NY
Thursday, February 01, 2018 - Monday, April 30, 2018
What if we were able to remember the future and anticipate the past? How would that understanding of time affect our sense of free will, destiny, perception, and memory? What if the future isn’t fixed but fluid? Brainwave 2018 poses these elemental questions as we expand our notion of the future to include our layered experiences of time itself. Neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author David Eagleman joins the Rubin as the first Brainwave Fellow, curating a series of talks, films, and experiences to explore time’s impact on our brains, everyday life, and our perceptions of the future.


Neuroforensics: Exploring the Legal Implications of Emerging Neurotechnologies—A Workshop

National Academies of Sciences
Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Daylong discussion of some current neurotechnologies that have legal implications and the use of neuroscience evidence in the legal system, emerging neurotechnologies that could impact the legal system over the next 10 years, and a discussion of potential legal frameworks or standards for implementing evidence from emerging neurotechnologies. The goal is to bring together leaders from academia, judicial and law enforcement communities, government and regulatory agencies, industry, and NGOs.


11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience

Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
Berlin, Germany
Saturday, July 07, 2018 - Wednesday, July 11, 2018
​​​FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 42 neuroscience member societies across 32 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents close to 23,000 European neuroscientists with a clear mission to advance European neuroscience education and research.