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CAJAL training course Computational Neuroscience

This three-weeks school teaches the central ideas, methods, and practice of modern computational neuroscience through a combination of lectures and hands-on project work. August 10-28, 2020

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Aug 10, 2020 09:00 AM to
Aug 28, 2020 06:00 PM

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Computational Neuroscience is a rapidly evolving field whose methods and techniques are critical for understanding and modelling the brain, and also for designing and interpreting experiments. Mathematical modelling is an essential tool to cut through the vast complexity of neurobiological systems and their many interacting elements.

The course teaches the central ideas, methods, and practices of modern computational neuroscience through a combination of lectures and hands-on project work. During the course’s mornings, distinguished international faculty deliver lectures on topics across the entire breadth of experimental and computational neuroscience. For the remainder of the time, students work on research projects in teams of 2 to 3 people under close supervision of expert tutors and faculty. Research projects are proposed by faculty before the course, and include the modeling of neurons, neural systems, and behavior, the analysis of state-of-the-art neural data (behavioral data, multi-electrode recordings, calcium imaging data, connectomics data, etc.), and the development of theories to explain experimental observations.

Course directors
Brent Doiron, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Maria Geffen, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Julijana Gjorgjieva, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany
Joe Paton, Champalimaud Research, Portugal

Applications open in January 2020.

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