Summer School: Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience

Shanghai, China
July 9 - 27, 2016

Abstract Deadline: TBA

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Organized by:

Xiao-Jing Wang, New York University and NYU Shanghai, USA/China

Zachary F Mainen, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal

Si Wu, Beijing Normal University, China

John D. Murray, Yale University

Eric DeWitt, Champalimaud Neuroscience Program

The 6th Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) summer school will be held at the campus of NYU-Shanghai in Shanghai, China. Designed to emphasize higher cognitive functions and their underlying neural circuit mechanisms, the course aims at training talented and highly motivated students and postdoctoral fellows from Asia and other countries in the world. Applicants with quantitative (including Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science) or experimental background are welcomed. The lectures will introduce the basic concepts and methods, as well as cutting-edge research on higher brain functions such as decision-making, attention, learning and memory. Modeling will be taught at multiple levels, ranging from single neuron computation, microcircuits and large-scale systems, to normative theoretical approach. Python-based programming labs coordinated with the lectures will provide practical training in important computational methods.

Invited lecturers include:
Yang Dan (University of California, Berkeley)
Gustavo Deco (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Stanislas Dehaene (College de France)
Bob Desimone (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Michael Hausser (University College London)
Quentin Huys (University of Zurich)
Razvan Pascanu (Google)
Philip Sabes (University of California, San Francisco)
Mariano Sigman (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella)
Mike Shadlen (Columbia University)
Misha Tsodyks (Weizmann Institute)
Daniel Yamins (Stanford University)

Other detailed summer school information (program, projects, etc.) will be available on We look forward to seeing you in July.



Please note stipends are available to offset tuition for a majority of participants. No payment is due until the selection decisions are made but any applicant requiring support should request this in writing during the online application.

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