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Media advisory: Registration open for Neuroscience 2013

World's largest meeting on the brain features latest research discoveries in science, health

Society for Neuroscience

More than 30,000 scientists from around the world will gather in San Diego in November to share the latest developments in brain science research and to hear from leaders in the field. The 15,000-plus presentations at Neuroscience 2013 focus on brain function, health, and disease, covering topics such as nutrition, technology, learning, brain development, and aging, among others.

Media may register for Neuroscience 2013 at

Credentialed reporters have access to top neuroscientists, press materials, and special events, providing a rich assortment of spot news and feature possibilities. The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Neuroscience 2013, is the world's largest source of emerging news on brain science and health.


  • Ed Catmull, PhD, President, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, will discuss creativity and the mind at the "Dialogues between Neuroscience and Society" lecture on Nov. 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • "Blaming the Brain: Behavioral Sciences in the Courtroom" symposium will cover the use of biosciences in legal systems, and future implications for the relationship between law and neuroscience on Nov. 11, 10 - 11:10 a.m.
  • The Fred Kavli Public Symposium on Creativity features a distinguished panel including a musician, artist, inventor, and theoretical neuroscientist. Join them as they discuss one of the defining traits of humanity and how we endeavor to understand it on Nov. 9, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
  • The 2013 Presidential Special Lecture series examines the "connectome," a comprehensive map of connections in the human brain. This year's lecturers are:

    • Scott W. Emmons, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Nov. 9, 5:15 - 6:25 p.m.
    • Gerald M. Rubin, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Nov. 10, 5:15 - 6:25 p.m.
    • Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD, Harvard University, Nov. 11, 5:15 - 6:25 p.m.
    • Doris Tsao, PhD, California Institute of Technology, Nov. 12, 5:15 - 6:25 p.m.

WHEN: Nov. 9-13

WHERE: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.


Media are required to register for credentials at in order to access press conferences, embargoed media material, and events. View SfN's credentialing policy.

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is an organization of nearly 42,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system. More information about the brain can be found at, a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and SfN.

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