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Computational approaches to neuroscience will produce important advances in our understanding of neural processing. Prominent success will come in areas where strong inputs from neurobiological, behavioral and computational investigation can interact. The theme of the course is that an understanding of the computational problems, the constraints on solutions to these problems, and the range of possible solutions can help guide research in neuroscience. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on experience with MATLAB- and Python-based computer tutorials and projects, this intensive course will examine visual information processing from the retina to higher cortical areas, spatial pattern analysis, motion analysis, neuronal coding and decoding, attention, and decision-making. Key focus areas of the workshop will include:
Michele A Basso, University of California, Los Angeles
Elizabeth A Buffalo, University of Washington School of Medicine
Johannes Burge, University of Pennsylvania
EJ Chichilnisky, Stanford University
Anne K Churchland, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Ed Connor, Johns Hopkins University
James J DiCarlo, MIT
Felice A Dunn, University of California, San Francisco
Tatiana A Engel, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Ione Fine, University of Washington
Lindsey Glickfeld, Duke University
Joshua I Gold, University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Groh, Duke University
Gregory D Horwitz, University of Washington
J. Anthony Movshon, New York University
Jenny Read, Newcastle University
John Serences, University of California, San Diego
Eero Simoncelli, New York University
Stefan Treue, Universität Göttingen - German Primate Center
The course will be held at the Laboratory’s Banbury Conference Center located on the north shore of Long Island. All participants stay within walking distance of the Center, close to tennis court, pool and private beach.
Support & Stipends
Major support provided by the Helmsley Charitable Trust and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Stipends are available to offset tuition costs as follows:
Interdisciplinary Fellowships (transitioning from outside biology) & Scholarships (transitioning from other biological disciplines) (Helmsley Charitable Trust)
Domestic/International applicants (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
Scientists from developing countries accepted into this course may be eligible for scholarships provided by the International Brain Research Organization.
Please indicate your eligibility for funding in your stipend request submitted when you apply to the course. Stipend requests do not affect selection decisions made by the instructors.
Cost (including board and lodging): $4,075
No fees are due until you have completed the full application process and are accepted into the course. Students accepted into the course should plan to arrive by early evening on July 6 and plan to depart in the morning of July 20.
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