The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2013

This is BIG week for neuroscience!

Each year more than 30,000 neuroscientists from more than 80 countries come together in the largest scientific meeting in the world!  At the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting, neuroscientists present their newest scientific discoveries about the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.  More than 15,500 presentations are given, ranging in topic from molecules to human behavior.  Over 500 exhibitors share new tools and cutting edge technologies at this largest neuroscience marketplace in the world.  In this exciting environment, you can learn from experts, collaborate with peers, and explore all things neuroscience!

Society for Neuroscience Infographic by Knowing Neurons

Aside from their annual meeting, the Society for Neuroscience has created other venues through which great science is shared and public education in neuroscience research is promoted.  The Journal of Neuroscience is the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, heralding more than 17,500 editorial pages of emerging neuroscience. provides engaging and inspiring information about the progress and promise of brain research that is suitable for the public, educators, and policymakers.  The Brain Awareness Campaign is a worldwide outreach program that works year-round to bring attention to brain science, which culminates in Brain Awareness Week each March.

This week, Knowing Neurons will be tweeting live from the Neuroscience 2013 using #SfN13!  We encourage you to follow us @KnowingNeurons to hear about exciting happenings from the conference!

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Society for Neuroscience,

Images adapted from clker.

Infographic by Anita Ramanathan

Kate Fehlhaber

Kate graduated from Scripps College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience, completing the cellular and molecular track with honors. As an undergraduate, she studied long-term plasticity in models of Parkinson’s disease in a neurobiology lab at University of California, Los Angeles. She continued this research as lab manager before entering the University of Southern California Neuroscience graduate program in 2011 and then transferring to UCLA in 2013. She completed her PhD in 2017, where her research focused on understanding the communication between neurons in the eye. Kate founded Knowing Neurons in 2011, and her passion for creative science communication has continued to grow.