[visionlist] Summer School Visual Neuroscience September 6-18, 2020
a.schuetz at uni-marburg.de
Mon Feb 10 08:29:07 -04 2020
S U M M E R S C H O O L
Visual Neuroscience: from spikes to awareness
Rauischholzhausen Castle (near Frankfurt, Germany)
September 6-18, 2020
Application opens: February 10, 2020
Application deadline: March 27, 2020
Organizers: Wolfgang Einhäuser-Treyer, Roland Fleming, Alexander Schütz
Visual neuroscience studies the neural underpinnings of visual function
and visual sensation. Its results contribute to our understanding of
cognitive brain processes in general and also help to boost the
capabilities of technological vision systems.
Visual neuroscience involves a wide variety of methods and approaches -
computational theory, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, functional imaging,
psychophysics, neuropsychology, and others - and illustrates perhaps
more clearly than any other area of brain research, the overriding need
to combine and coordinate these diverse efforts.
The European Summer School exposes young vision researchers - at the
late pre-doctoral or early post-doctoral level - to the principal
methods and seminal issues of contemporary visual neuroscience. In
addition, it seeks to build a basic fluency in the emerging lingua
franca of computational neuroscience. The range of topics is broad,
literally from spikes to awareness, and the pace correspondingly brisk.
This intensive experience should allow participants to take a broader
view of, and make more informed decisions about, their future research
The European Summer School is taught by leading researchers in
neurobiology, neuropsychology, psychophysics, and theoretical
neuroscience. Two thematically related topics are covered each day, with
approximately 3 hours allotted to each (including discussion time). An
after-dinner discussion provides an opportunity to contrast and compare
the day’s lectures. In addition, students pursue computational and
theoretical projects (based on Matlab) during the afternoon, to
experiment with key concepts and techniques of computational neuroscience.
Confirmed speakers in 2020 are: Wyeth Bair (Seattle), James Bisley (Los
Angeles), Karl Gegenfurtner (Giessen), Ulrike Grünert (Sydney), Zoe
Kourtzi (Cambridge), Larry Maloney (New York), Pascal Mamassian (Paris),
Paul Martin (Sydney), Tony Movshon (New York), Anitha Pasupathy
(Seattle), Pieter Roelfsema (Amsterdam), Ruth Rosenholtz (MIT), Claire
Sergent (Paris), Stefan Treue (Göttingen), Andrew Welchman (Cambridge),
Felix Wichmann (Tübingen)
The European Summer School meets at idyllic and inspiring Schloss
Rauischholzhausen in Hessia, Germany. The main selection criterion for
participants is the degree of benefit that each applicant can be
expected to derive from the course. In addition, the organizers attempt
to balance fields, nationalities, and genders among participants.
The tuition, which covers the room plus all meals
(breakfast/lunch/dinner) during the school amounts to 500 €.
Details for the application process can be found at the website
We look forward to welcoming you to the summer school.
Wolfgang Einhäuser-Treyer, Roland Fleming, Alexander Schütz
PS: A poster for advertising this school at your department can be
downloaded at https://www.online.uni-marburg.de/visneuro/rauisch20s.pdf
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