SCGB-Sponsored Courses

The SCGB helps support a number of neuroscience courses around the world.


Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) Summer SchoolComputational and Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) Summer School
Suzhou, 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 around the world. We welcome both applicants with quantitative backgrounds (including physics, mathematics, engineering and computer science) and those with experimental backgrounds.

IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo
Cape Town, South Africa

The #isiCNI2019 is a Southern Hemisphere summer school aiming to promote computational neuroscience in Africa. It will bring together international and local students under the tutelage of the world’s leading experts in the field. Like its international sister courses, this three-week summer school aims to teach central ideas, methods and practices of modern computational neuroscience through a combination of lectures and hands-on project work.

Methods in Computational NeuroscienceMethods in Computational Neuroscience
Woods Hole, Massachusetts, U.S.

Methods in Computational Neuroscience introduces students to the computational and mathematical techniques that are used to address how the brain solves complex problems at levels of neural organization ranging from single membrane channels to operations of the entire brain. This course is appropriate for graduate students, postdocs and faculty in a variety of fields, from zoology, ethology and neurobiology to physics, engineering and mathematics.

Cluny, France

Decision-making is the cognitive process of selecting a course of action from a set of alternatives. Decisions can be sensory-based, perceptual-based, memory-based or social-based, depending on the cues and evidence available to the agent. The school will primarily consider the neural basis and computational principles underlying decision-making in sensory-motor tasks, in which the agent chooses from a small number of actions based on sensory and operant cues. Another objective of NeuroBridges is to bring together Mediterranean and Middle Eastern scientists to promote international scientific cooperation between young researchers from these countries. The organizers of NeuroBridges are convinced that such scientific collaborations can lead to personal relations that eventually may alleviate the political distress in the Middle East.

Summer Workshop on the Dynamic BrainSummer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain 2019
Friday Harbor, Washington, U.S.

This intensive two-week, project-based interdisciplinary course aims to give advanced students in neuroscience, biology, physics, engineering and computer science a rapid introduction to the current state of understanding of the neurobiology of sensory processing, coding and neural population dynamics. In addition, the course makes extensive use of data science tools for team-based projects and computational tools for analysis of large-scale and multimodal neural data sets.

Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS) Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS) 2019
Pike Lake, Romania

TENSS concentrates top-level international expertise to teach a dozen students techniques and concepts in experimental systems neuroscience. We focus on modern optical and electrophysiological methods to study the connectivity and function of neuronal circuits. The course is designed to be intensive and highly interactive, including both lab sessions and theoretical lectures.

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