What's Behind the Design of the Neuroscience 2013 Logo?
If you regularly attend SfN’s annual meetings, you may notice that each year features a different logo. In recent years, the consistent theme has been an image building on the scientific work of the SfN president.
This year’s logo, seen on the Neuroscience 2013 homepage and throughout SfN.org, was inspired by the work of SfN President Larry Swanson, one of the world’s leading neuroanatomists. Swanson’s research focuses on the organization of neural networks that control motivated behavior in animals. The logo is a representation of the anatomy of the rat brain, for which Swanson is widely known. The image is a “slice” or section taken from the brain, and each curve beneath the main symbol is an abstraction of all subsequent slices that recede behind. The logo aims to create a sense of exploration, progressive movement, and precision.
Images of past meeting logos are available on SfN.org. Learn more about the program for Neuroscience 2013, including scientific symposia, professional development programs, and social events. Register soon for lowest rates.