Cold Spring Harbor Asia
Computational and Cognitive Neurobiology (CCN) Summer School

Cold Spring Harbor Asia, Suzhou
July 16 - 30, 2011
Application deadline: April 10, 2011

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

The Computational and Cognitive Neurobiology Summer School is the first course offered at the new Cold Spring Harbor Asia, China. The objective of this course is to train in Computational Neuroscience talented students and postdocs from Asia and elsewhere in the World, including those with quantitative backgrounds (in Physics, Mathematics and Engineering). The lectures will introduce the basic concepts and methods, as well as cutting-edge research, in Computational and Systems/Cognitive Neurosciences. Modeling will be taught at multiple levels, ranging from subcellular processes, single neuron computation, to microcircuits and large-scale systems. An emphasis will be placed on the theory and neural mechanisms of higher cognitive functions such as perception, motor control, learning, working memory, selective attention, decision-making and executive functions. Matlab-based programming labs coordinated with the lectures will provide practical training in important computational methods.

Invited lecturers include:
Matthew Botvinick, Princeton University
Anne Churchland, CSHL
Bob Desimone, MIT
Michael Hausser, Uinversity College London
Markus Meister, Harvard
Mu-ming Poo, UC Berkeley and Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai
David Redish, U Minnesota
Philip Sabes, University of California at San Francisco
Haim Sompolinsky, Hebrew University/Harvard University
Doris Tsao, Caltech
Misha Tsodyks, Weizmann Institute, Israel

We look forward to seeing you in July.

Regular Pricing

Cost (including board and lodging): 15,000 RMB 2,250 USD
Regular packages are all inclusive and tuition, room and board for the duration of the summer school.

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Please note that certain amount of stipends are available to offset tuition, board and lodging costs. In particular, we have earmarked support for qualified applicants from China and India. No payment is due until after selection decisions are made but any applicant requiring support should request this in writing. Travel stipends may also be available on a case by case basis depending on need and geographical origin of applicant.