Minerva Foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable foundation, dedicated to promoting novel approaches to the study of the visual brain. Since its inception in 1983, the foundation has honored exceptional scientists with its Golden Brain award and brought leading research to the general public through its series of conferences and other forums on creativity, perception, and brain science.


The Golden Brain Award

For his seminal contributions to the study of vision and the brain, Minerva Foundation is pleased to award the 2017 Golden Brain to Ken Nakayama.

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Public Programs

In 2018-2019, Minerva Foundation will launch a monthly speakers series pairing neuroscientists with notable personalities for on-stage conversations about timely topics.

Our Past Programs →