[Comp-neuro] REMINDER - Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience Summer School (CoSMo 2011)

Gunnar Blohm gunnar.blohm at queensu.ca
Mon Apr 11 17:35:48 CEST 2011

/Dead line approaching: April 30/*

First Annual Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience Summer School 
(CoSMo 2011)*

Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, 
August 7-21, 2011*/

We are pleased to announce the first annual Computational Sensory-Motor 
Neuroscience Summer School at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, 
Canada from the 7th to the 21st of August, 2011. The course focuses on 
multidisciplinary approaches to computational sensory-motor neuroscience 
through combined empirical-theoretical teaching modules. Teaching 
modules will link theory, experimental findings and clinical 
observations in areas such as decision making, limb motor control, 
eye-head coordination, sensory processing, attention and learning. Each 
teaching module will span two days with morning sessions involving 
lectures and afternoon sessions involving hands-on Matlab programming 
and simulation sessions. _Guest lecturers and themes are_:

J. Tsotsos (York U, Toronto) and L. Itti (USC, Los Angeles) -- Attention
H. Galiana (McGill U, Montreal) and J. van Opstal (U Nijmegen, 
Netherlands) -- Eye-head coordination
C. Pack (McGill U, Montreal) and M. Lappe (U Muenster, Germany) -- 
Visual processing and motion
K. Koerding (Northwestern, Chicago) and P. Cisek (U Montreal) -- 
Uncertainty and choice
T. Trappenberg (Dalhousie, Halifax) and D. Tweed (U Toronto) -- Learning
S. Scott (Queen's U, Kingston) and G. Blohm (Queen's U, Kingston) -- 
Sensory-motor control of reaching
R. Comeau (Rogue Research Inc., Montreal -- The computational 
Neuroscience job market)

The course is aimed at graduate and post-doctoral students from all 
different backgrounds including Life Sciences, Psychology, Computer 
Science, Mathematics and Engineering. There are no formal prerequisites, 
but basic knowledge in calculus, linear algebra and the Matlab 
simulation environment is expected. Enrollment will be limited to 40 

The school is organized by Dr Gunnar Blohm, the Canadian Action and 
Perception Network (CAPnet) and the Queen's University Centre for 
Neuroscience Studies. It receives funding from the National Sciences and 
Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) via an NSERC-CREATE 
training grant on "Computational Approaches to Sensorimotor 
Transformations for the Control of Actions", from Queen's University 
Office of Research Services and from MITACS via the Centre for Applied 
Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine (CAMBAM).

More information and to apply, please go to 

Dr. Gunnar BLOHM
Assistant Professor in Computational Neuroscience

Departments of Physiology and Mathematics&  Statistics,
School of Computing, Centre for Neuroscience Studies
and Canadian Action and Perception Network (CAPnet)

Queen's University
18, Stuart Street
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6
Tel: (613) 533-3385
Fax: (613) 533-6840
Email: Gunnar.Blohm at QueensU.ca

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