July 11 – 24, 2010, CSHL-Asia, Suzhou, China
Computational and Cognitive Neurobiology are playing an increasing important role in advancing our understanding of the neural basis of behavior. To foster this field in China and other Asian countries, and to help attract young talented students and postdocs to the field, we have developed a new summer school program to be held at a purpose-built academic center in Suzhou, China.

This summer course will provide an introduction to theoretical concepts and computational methods in neuroscience. The course will cover the basics of computational neuroscience, ranging from models of single neurons, dendritic processing, subcellular signaling dynamics, short-term and long-term plasticity, neural population coding and variability, to feedforward and recurrent networks, sensory processing and motor behavior, and higher cognitive functions such as working memory, selective attention and decision making. Lectures from top-notch computational and systems neuroscientists will provide an opportunity for students to learn about cutting-edge issues. Matlab-based programming labs coordinated with the lectures will provide practical training in important computational methods.
List of confirmed lecturers:
Larry Abbott, Columbia University, USA
Carlos Brody, Princeton University, USA
Robert Desimone, MIT, USA
Yang Dan, UC Berkeley, USA
Kenji Doya, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Michael Hausser, University College London, UK
Eve Marder, Brandeis University, USA
Barry Richmond, National Institutes of Health, USA
Mike Shadlen, University of Washington, USA
Keiji Tanaka, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Daniel Wolpert, University of Cambridge, UK
Xiao-Jing Wang (Yale University School of Medicine, USA)
Si Wu (Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai, China)
Zachary F Mainen (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal)
Upinder S Bhalla (Natl Ctr Biological Sci, Bangalore, India)
July 11 – 24, 2010, CSHL-Asia, Suzhou, China

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