Announcing the GN Tooker Greenspiration NeuroScholar Award. Happy BDay Tooker! (Aug 12, 2014)

The Green Neuroscience Lab’s Tooker Greenspiration NeuroScholar Award (TGNSA) is our first scholarship. To our knowledge, this open and green neuroscience award is first of its kind anywhere.

The award is meant to recognize, commemorate, and extend Tooker Gomberg‘s Tooker_Gomberg_Greenspiration_01foundational work in environmental activism and making the world a better, greener, kinder place. It is also meant to forward Angela Bischoff‘s continued work on issues of mental health, sustainable activism, and the dangers of big-pharma and anti-depressant drugs.

Specifically, the award has been created to:

  1. Support a scholar in forwarding green neuroscience research.
  2. Serve as an annual remembrance, recognition and honoring of Tooker’s activism.
  3. Extend Tooker’s, Angela’s and Greenspiration’s work on the environment and health into the sciences.
  4. Continue Angela’s research into the dangers of pharmaceuticals and search for safe alternatives.

The inaugural award goes to Alisa Muñoz who is studying the potential application of EEG Alisa Munoz: Inaugural GN Tooker Greenspiration Neuro Scholarand neurofeedback in its ability to modulate affect and the ethical implications of such work and application.

To support this scholarship or our EEG project, please check out our “Contribute page”.

For more information on Tooker Gomberg please visit: and read the bio to learn about his incredible life, contributions and loss.

Big thanks to Angela and Greenspiration for making this award possible. Tooker, we miss you and celebrate you!

GN Directors Co-Chair SAND XI at the Pasteur Institute, Paris (July 7-9, 2014)

The Green Neuro Laboratory proudly co-sponsored the 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Autonomous Neurodynamics. Dr. Ohayon and Dr. Lam chaired the event together with Dr. Guillaume Dumas of the Human Genetics & Cognitive Function Lab, Institut Pasteur and Célya Gruson-Daniel of HackYourPhD.

Dr. Dumas live tweeted the meeting @introspection #SAND14. Talks by attendees from Canada, the US, the Netherlands, Poland, France, England, and Thailand sure kept things lively!

Thanks to Celya we also toured the biohacker space La Paillasse [].

Founder Thomas Landrian kindly showed us the labs-in-development and we met a few of the denizens of the space and enjoyed tasty hors d’oeuvre. Merci La Paillasse!

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We’re at SfN (Nov. 9 – 13, 2013)

The annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience starts today and the Green Neuroscience Laboratory will be there! Come meet us and check out our work and don’t forget to attend our fully unauthorized SfN satellite event, Monday Nov. 11, 2013 (click here for more details).

Green Neuro poster times are:

***Saturday Nov. 9, 2013 – 1pm – 5pm***

Poster #: 20.09SA/LLL19
Changing our minds on neurofeedback? History, efficacy, challenges, and ethical concerns in altering affect
Presenter: Alisa R. MUÑOZ

Poster #: 20.11SA/LLL21
Understanding creativity through neuroscience: Conceptual concerns, experimental pitfalls, and social implications
Presenter: Phuonguyen V. CHU

Poster# 27.03SA/NNN39
Social dimensions and ethical issues in the use of embodied modeling with autonomous agents in neuroscience research
Presenter: Alicia K. LEE

***Monday Nov. 11, 2013 – 1pm – 5pm***

Poster #: 482.04/KKK36
Imaging metal distribution in Williams syndrome spatially and across time: From cultured cells to postmortem brain tissue
Presenter: Elan L. OHAYON

Poster #: 489.03/NNN4
Assessing quantification of metal concentration in epilepsy and Williams syndrome brain tissue using x-ray fluorescence imaging: A validation study
Presenter: Laura L. Frutos

***Tuesday Nov. 12, 2013 – 8am – 12pm***

Poster #: 535.17/W1
Quantifying metal distributions using synchrotron x-ray fluorescence imaging of hippocampal resected tissue in human epilepsy surgery
Presenter: Ann Lam

***Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 – 1 – 5pm***

Poster #: 797.12/C12
Developing an open source model for studying embodied cognition and its relationship to spatial neural networks
Presenter: Alicia K. LEE

Open and Green Neuroscience Soiree! (Nov. 11, 2013)


Dear friends,

 You are cordially invited to the Open and Green Neuroscience Soiree.
A fully unauthorized SfN satellite event!

Monday Nov. 11, 2013
7 – 10pm
@ the Green Neuroscience Laboratory
4685 Convoy St., San Diego 92111

 Join us for a casual evening of wine and discussion on the future of neuroscience. Help us move towards approaches with greater transparency, openness, sharing, ethics, and sustainability. Bring your ideas of what we need to change with the current state of neuroscience and see what others are up to.

 Co-hosted by the Green Neuroscience Laboratory, Neurolinx Research Institute, HackYourPhd and New Media Rights.

 Open to all, but RSVPs much appreciated. RSVP to

 See you there!

Green Neuro Year One Event! (July 13, 2013)

Dear Friends:

You are hereby cordially invited to:

Green Neuroscience Laboratory’s Year One Event.

7pm, Saturday, July 13, 2013

Green Neuroscience Laboratory
4685 Convoy St., Suite 210 (2nd Floor)
San Diego, CA 92111

Join us in celebrating 1 year of green neuroscience research & help us kick off our crowdfunding campaign.


PROGRAM (loosely defined…):

7:00 – 8:00 PM      Light refreshments

8:00 – 8:30 PM      Green Neuro State of the Union Address:

A window into neuroscience past; a path to the future
w/ Ann, Elan, Hailey, Alisa, Laura, Alicia (via satellite) and Gali

8:30 – Onward       Live music, activities and gab


* Music performances by: RALF G, The Churros, Levana’s Merkava…& BYO musical instruments, pots, pans and just jam!

* Hula with Jacinta * Vinyasa Yoga Session… could happen * Try our (in)famous “Brain-Out-Of-the-Vat” Cocktail * Continue your Pride Day celebrations!*

* All free minds, friends and family welcome
* No age discrimination – That’s right kids, you can bring your parents *

* Come and find out what green neuroscience is all about *

RSVP @ (858)539-5012 /
or just drop by.

* Support & contributions welcomed at:

See You There!

Congratulations Laura Frutos! (Mar. 3, 2013)

A big congratulations to Green Neuro’s Laura Frutos for winning a President’s Award and this year’s Student Research Symposium at San Diego State University for her presentation, “Is X-ray Fluorescence a Valid Measure in Examining Differences  in Metal Concentrations of Postmortem and Resected Tissue?”

Laura will go on to compete in the 27th Annual California State University Student Research Competition in May, 2013. Best of luck, Laura!