Netherlands, Amsterdam

Model-based Neuroscience

when 31 July 2017 - 4 August 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 400

Tthe fourth Model-Based Neuroscience Summer School will be hosted at the University of Amsterdam.

The summer school will provide students with hands-on experience in both cognitive modeling using diffusion and accumulator models and cognitive neuroscience methods. The program includes a series of lectures on model-based decision neuroscience in both humans and non-human primates from experts including Michael Shadlen, Gordon Logan, Andrew Heathcote, Uta Noppeney, Brandon Turner, and Birte Forstmann.

The summer school is aimed at PhD students and early postdocs who wish to combine cognitive modeling with experimental and theoretical neuroscience research. Participants should be familiar with general programming concepts and state in their application which programming languages and software packages they typically use.

The summer school will be co-located with the 13th International Conference for Cognitive Neuroscience

more information about the teachers, preliminary program, and application can be found on the official website

Course leader

Birte Forstmann (University of Amsterdam)
Guy Hawkins (University of Amsterdam)
Andrew Heathcote (University of Tasmania)
Gilles de Hollander (University of Amsterdam)
Dora Matzke (University of Amsterdam)
Uta Noppeney (University of Birmingham)
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Target group

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

Fee info

EUR 400: The registration fee for the summer school is € 400 (depending on availability of spots, on site-registration is also possible for € 500). Participants should make their own housing arrangements. Space is limited, therefore we ask participants to provide a statement of interest. We will select participants based on the relevance of the summer school to their research.