Each year Minerva Foundation confers a Golden Brain on an investigator in the forefront of research for original discovery of significant findings of vision and the brain. The list of Golden Brains over more than a couple of decades speaks for itself. The choice of the award is based on nominations to the board from previous awardees.
The annual presentation of the Golden Brain award is, for the convenience of most of the attendees, usually held in the city in which the Society for Neuroscience is having its annual meeting. All previous Golden Brains are cordially invited to attend.