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Winter School on Computational Neuroscience

Brief Introduction

This short course provides a week long introduction to the field of computational neuroscience. Theoretical studies of brain functions have focused on the information processing properties of individual neurons, neural circuits and networks, and systems. Computational neuroscience seeks to study these functions as revealed by neurophysiological experiments through computational means, and, as such, is high interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary. Our program brings together experimentalist, modelers, and theoreticians to illustrate the diverse approaches and disciplines that make up computational neuroscience.

The 2011 SJTU short course is sponsored by the SJTU Institute of Natural Sciences, the SJTU Zhiyuan College, and the Chinese Society for Neuroscience (Committee on Computational Neuroscience and Neural Engineering).

Program Committee:

David Cai(蔡申瓯), SJTU, New York University

Si Wu(吴思), Beijing Normal University

Louis Tao (陶乐天), Peking University

Lecturers (in alphabetical order):

Peiji Liang(梁培基,上海交通大学):Retinal Information Processing

Louis Tao(陶乐天,北京大学):HH Model

Yuguo Yu(于玉国, 复旦大学)Single Neuron Dynamics (Theory + Experiment)

Ren Wei(任维, 陕西师范大学):Single neuron Dynamics (Mathematics)

Haidong Lv(吕海东,中国科学院神经科学研究所神经所):Visual Information Process (Experiment)

David Cai(蔡申瓯,上海交通大学):Visual Information Processing (Mathematics)

Si Wu(吴思,北京师范大学):Attractor Networks

Mingsha Zhang(张鸣沙,中国科学院神经科学研究所神经所):Higher Cognitive Functions

Dates and Location:

12/4 Registration

12/5-9 Course lectures

Venue: Room 601, Pao Yue-Kong Library, Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

From the short course, we will select students to attend the 2012 Cold Spring Harbor Asia Summer School on Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience. Details of this summer school can be found on last year’s website: http://wang.medicine.yale.edu/webpages/ccn/index.html

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Application and Registration:

Please send your application form (as e-mail attachment) to lianggong@sjtu.edu.cn by Nov. 24, 2011, with the subject line “Computational Neuroscience Winter Short Course Application — Your name”. Approved applicants will be notified by email. Please print the application form with signature, and submit it on registration day.

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Space is limited to 50 students. Preference is given to, but not limited to, applicants with a basic understanding of ordinary differential equations and probability and a working knowledge of Matlab.

No registration fee. Participants should cover their own lodging and meals.

Registration: November 4, 2011, Room 607, Pao-Yue Kong Library, Minhang Campus, Institute of Natural Sciences (INS), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 800 Dong Chuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai 200240 P.R. China

Contact Person: Sandy NIE (yingyunie@sjtu.edu.cn)

Phone/Fax: 86-21-54747161 86-15921910571

Directions to INS: http://ins.sjtu.edu.cn/for-vistors/arrive.html