[Comp-neuro] Computational & Cognitive Neurobiology Course at CSHL-Asia

Tatiana Engel tatiana.engel at yale.edu
Fri Feb 12 18:23:08 CET 2010


*COMPUTATIONAL & COGNITIVE NEUROBIOLOGY COURSE AT CSHL-ASIA *

                    Organizers: Xiao-Jing Wang (Yale University School 
of Medicine, USA)
                                       Si Wu (Institute of Neuroscience, 
Shanghai, China)
                                       Zachary F Mainen (Instituto 
Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal)
                                       Upinder S Bhalla (Natl Ctr 
Biological Sci, Bangalore, India)

                   July 11 - 24,  2010,  CSHL-Asia, Suzhou, China
                   http://meetings.cshl.edu/CSHAsia/

Computational and Cognitive Neurobiology are playing an increasing 
important role in advancing our understanding of the neural basis of 
behavior. To foster this field in China and other Asian countries, and 
to help attract young talented students and postdocs to the field, we 
have developed a new summer school program to be held at a purpose-built 
academic center in Suzhou, China.

This summer course will provide an introduction to theoretical concepts 
and computational methods in neuroscience. The course will cover the 
basics of computational neuroscience, ranging from models of single 
neurons, dendritic processing, subcellular signaling dynamics, 
short-term and long-term plasticity, neural population coding and 
variability, to feedforward and recurrent networks, sensory processing 
and motor behavior, and higher cognitive functions such as working 
memory, selective attention and decision making. Lectures from top-notch 
computational and systems neuroscientists will provide an opportunity 
for students to learn about cutting-edge issues. Matlab-based 
programming labs coordinated with the lectures will provide practical 
training in important computational methods.

List of confirmed lecturers:

Larry Abbott, Columbia University, USA
Carlos Brody, Princeton University, USA
Robert Desimone, MIT, USA
Yang Dan, UC Berkeley, USA
Kenji Doya, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Michael Hausser, University College London, UK
Eve Marder, Brandeis University, USA
Barry Richmond, National Institutes of Health, USA
Mike Shadlen, University of Washington, USA
Keiji Tanaka, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Daniel Wolpert, University of Cambridge, UK
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