Green & Open Neurosciences Symposium & Soiree 2017


Dear friends,

You are cordially invited to the Green and Open Neuroscience Symposium & Soiree.

Now an official SfN satellite event!

Monday, November 13, 2017, Doors open at 6:30pm

Busboys & Poets @ 5th & K
Cullen Room
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Join us for a lively symposium on the next steps in green and open neuroscience. Also, over good food and drinks, celebrate the 2017 Green and Open Neurosciences Awardees for significant contributions in forwarding neuroscience in the following areas: open science, environmental sustainability, human-based approaches, neurodiversity and addressing disparities. Awardees will give brief overview talks. Mixer and music to follow.

Co-hosted by the Green Neuroscience Laboratory, Neurolinx Research Institute; Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

This is an open and free event. Please register []


See you there!

We’re at SfN 2017 (Washington DC, Nov. 11 – 15, 2017)

We’re at SfN 2017, Saturday November 11 – Wednesday November 15, 2017.

SfN_Green_and_Open_Soiree_2017_70Green Neuro talk, event & poster times:

Saturday Nov. 11, 2017 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM & Sunday Nov. 12, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday Nov. 12, 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Monday Nov. 13, 2016, 6:30 – 10:00 PM

  • The Green and Open Neuroscience Symposium and Soiree – SfN 2017 Satellite Event
    Busboys and Poets @ 5th & K
    1025 5th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    More info:
    Free Registration @

Tuesday Nov. 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM


For more information, please contact us at:

We’re at SfN 2016 (San Diego, Nov. 12 – 16, 2016)

We’re at SfN 2016, San Diego – Saturday November 12 – Wednesday November, 2016.


Green Neuro talk, event & poster times:

Saturday Nov. 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Nanosymposium session: 016/ SDCC 2
    Talk at: 2:15 – 2:30 PM
    E.L. Ohayon, A. Lam
    Atomic neuroscience, information processing and a candidate nexus for consciousness
  • Poster location: 22.10SA/ MMM32
    P.W. Tsang, M. Ikram, A. Lam, E. L. Ohayon
    A new curriculum for green and open neuroscience

Monday Nov. 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Poster location: 410.12
    The use of human-based methods to undertake new strategies for Alzheimer’s disease research and define “pathways of disease”
    A.Lam, F. Pistollato, E.L. Ohayon

Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Poster location: 495.13/ E19
    F.Y. Li, A.R. Muotri, E.L. Ohayon, A. Lam
    Development of an online toolkit for xeno-free stem cell research.

For more information, please contact us at:

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!

Pre-AES Event at Green Neuro: Dr. Paul Hwang talks on Consciousness

The Green Neuroscience Laboratory will be hosting a special afternoon on Epilepsy & Consciousness:

Keynote speaker: Dr. Paul Hwang, University of Toronto Epilepsy Program
Talk title: “Contributions of the EEG to the study of Consciousness: a Brief History”.

Date: Fri, November 30, 2012, Noon-4pm


The Green Neuroscience Laboratory
4685 Convoy St., Suite #210 (2nd Floor)
San Diego, CA 92111
For a map to our location, please see:


12:00-1:30pm Welcome Lunch
1:30-2:30 Keynote talk
2:30-4:00 Discussion and pre-AES rapid session

If you would like to participate in the lunch and/or AES rapid session please email

Hope to see you there!