The Science Behind the Neuroscience 2015 Logo
Each year, the annual meeting features a logo inspired by the area of neuroscience relevant to the current SfN president. For Neuroscience 2015, the logo is reflective of SfN President Steven Hyman’s research on the genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Hyman’s research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard focuses on disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disease, with the goal of facilitating the discovery of new therapeutics. The logo incorporates the DNA double helix positioned between different colored halves of the brain. The DNA puts genetics at the core of where therapeutics for disorders begin. The halves of the brain represent the duality of neuropsychiatric disorders, specifically bipolar disorder.
Neuroscience 2015 will be held October 17-21 in Chicago. Images of past meeting logos are available on SfN.org.