Mind, Brain, Computation and Technology (MBCT) Seminar Series

MBCT Seminar Series

The Stanford Center for Mind, Brain, Computation and Technology (MBCT) Seminars explore ways in which computational and technical approaches are being used to advance the frontiers of neuroscience. 

The series features speakers from other institutions, Stanford faculty, and senior training program trainees. Seminars occur about every other week, and are held at 4:00 pm on Mondays at the Cynthia Fry Gunn Rotunda - Stanford Neurosciences E-241. 


Nominate speakers for our 2024-25 Seminar Series

Speaker nominations open each Summer quarter. Sign up for our mailing lists to be notified of when nominations are live.

Speaker selection and nomination process

The Center for Mind, Brain, Computation, and Technology integrates experimental research with computational and technical approaches at multiple levels of analysis to understand the functions of neural systems and addressing functional disorders.  We seek speakers whose work exemplify this integrative approach and one that effectively communicates a scientific talk to a broader audience. Feel free to nominate speakers even if you haven't seen them present in the past. 

MBCT also supports diversity and invites you to consider these resources to help ensure the diversity of our speakers:
- Black in Neuro
- 100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America
- Women In Neuroscience
- Wu Tsai Neurosciences Diversity Statement 

Trainee lunches with seminar speakers

Are you a Stanford trainee interested in meeting one of the upcoming speakers? You can sign up to have lunch with them. The MBCT Seminar Series Student Committee sends collects sign up of up to 8 graduate students and postdocs are invited to enjoy a lunch with the speaker the day of the seminar from 12:00 - 1:00pm PST. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the speaker's research and career in a more intimate setting. 

Dinner with seminar speakers

After the seminars, dinner will be served in the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Theory Center. All attendees of the seminar are invited to attend the dinner to continue the conversation with our guest speaker after their talk. 

Past Seminar Series