Learn About the Science Behind the Neuroscience 2014 Logo
Each year, the annual meeting features a unique logo that reflects the area of neuroscience relevant to the current SfN president. For Neuroscience 2014, the logo is inspired by Carol Mason’s research into the development of visual pathways in mammalian brains.
Mason’s lab at Columbia University investigates mechanisms of retinal axon guidance during avoidance and crossing of the midline at the optic chiasm. This crossing allows the right visual field to be processed by the left visual system in the brain, and vice versa. The logo represents the optic chiasm as a bold “X,” and is a stylized view of the brain from a distinctive perspective.
Neuroscience 2014 will be held in Washington, DC, Nov. 15-19. Images of past meeting logos are available on SfN.org.