[visionlist] Summer School Visual Neuroscience September 6-18, 2020

Alexander Schütz 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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