Netherlands, Amsterdam

Model-based Neuroscience

when 1 June 2015 - 5 June 2015
duration 1 week
fee EUR 100

June 1-5 2015 will see the second Model-based Neuroscience Summer School, hosted at the University of Amsterdam.

The school will provide students with hands-on experience in both cognitive modeling using diffusion and accumulator models and simple neuroscience methods. In addition, the program includes a debate between the two most prominent perspectives on the model-based neuroscience of perceptual decision-making. These perspectives place a different primary focus on either behavior (Ratcliff) or neural dynamics (Logan). Consequently, they bring different insights to the combined research agenda.

more information about the teachers, preliminary program, and application can be found at

Course leader

Jane Neumann, University Medical Center Leipzig and MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Leendert van Maanen, University of Amsterdam
Birte Forstmann, University of Amsterdam
Roger Ratcliff, Ohio State University

Target group

PhD students/postdocs with a stated interest in applying model-based neuroscience of decision-making

Fee info

EUR 100: The summer school is only 100 euro, however, we ask that students make their own housing arrangements. Space is limited, therefore we ask that you provide a statement of interest. We will base selection of students based on the relevance of the summer school to their research.