Newswise — You are invited to a forum on Capitol Hill this Thursday, July 16th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm as we explore the the Frontiers in Neuroscience.

How can computer research help us understand the brain? Can the brain inspire more efficient computing? How can supercomputers help us map the human brain? What organizations are capable of traversing this frontier?

The U.S. Senate National Laboratories Caucus and the U.S. House of Representatives Science and National Laboratories Caucus cordially invite media and organizations interested in neuroscience innovation to witness the unfolding of these new areas of study that can help secure U.S. leadership in this exciting field.

Featured speakers include:Dharmendra Modha, IBM Fellow, Chief Scientist, and founder of the Cognitive Computing Group at IBM Research, will address the company’s new “Brain” chip technology (video).

Dr. Peter Littlewood, Director of Argonne National Laboratory, will discuss his team’s support of the Brain Observatory Project.

Attend and hear from leading researchers:

• Machine learning and biomedical applications - James Brase, Deputy Associate Director for Data Science at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

• Brain-inspired computing helping us better understand the brain - Dr. James DiCarlo, head of the Brain and Cognitive Science Department at M.I.T.

• How studying the brain helps design better computer systems - Dr. Vijay Narayanan, Co-Director of the Microsystems Design Lab at Penn State University.

RSVP today for your front-row seat to the future of neuroscience. - [email protected]

What: Briefing on U.S. Neuroscience research, and its role in U.S. technology leadership (light food will be served)

Who: The U.S. Senate National Laboratories Caucus, the U.S House of Representatives Science and National Laboratories Caucus, and IBM

Where: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Room SVC 201-00Washington, DC 20510

When: Thursday, July 16, 2015 – 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET

RSVP: [email protected]