Computational Neuroscience: Vision
July 9 - 23, 2024

Key Dates
Application Deadline:  March 15th, 2024
Arrival: July 9th by 6pm EST
Departure: July 23rd around 12pm EST

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.  CSHL Courses are intensive, running all day and often including evenings and weekends; students are expected to attend all sessions and reside on campus for the duration of the course.

Emily Cooper, University of California Berkeley
Jonathan Pillow, Princeton University
John Serences, University of California, San Diego

See prior course alumni

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:

2024 Guest Lecturers Include:
Emma Alexander, Northwestern University, ,  
Mariam Aly, Columbia University, NY 
Kathryn Bonnen, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 
EJ Chichilnisky, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 
Marlene Cohen, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
Rachel Denison, Boston University, Boston, MA,  
Lea Duncker, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 
Ione Fine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 
Lindsey Glickfeld, Duke University, Durham, NC 
Jennifer Groh, Duke University, Durham, NC 
Kohitij Kar, York University, Toronto, Canada  
Taraz Lee, University of Michigan, , MI 
J. Anthony Movshon, New York University, New York, NY 
Stephanie Palmer, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
Ruth RosenholtzNVIDIA
Madineh Sedigh-Sarvestani, Cornell University, , NY 
Eero Simoncelli, New York University/Flatiron Institute, New York, NY 
Stefan Treue, Universität Göttingen - German Primate Center, Goettingen, Germany 
Jacob YatesUniversity of California, Berkeley, Berkeley. CA

Support & Stipends

Major support provided by the Simons Foundation.


Stipends are available to offset tuition costs as follows:

Regeneron Scholars Program
Domestic/International applicants (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

Scientists from minority serving institutions in the US and Canada 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): $4,385 USD

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 23.

Before applying, ensure you have 1) Personal statement/essay; 2) Letter(s) of recommendation; 3) Curriculum vitae/resume (optional); 4) Financial aid request (optional). More details

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