2012 Summer School in Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience
(CoSMo 2012)


We are very pleased to announce the final program below. Lectures will be organized in 2-day themed modules with two or three interacting lecturers. Lectures will take place in the morning (8:30am-12pm) and related Matlab simulation laboratories will take place in the afternoon (1:30-4:30pm). In addition, there will be a professional development lecture, an introduction to data / model sharing and a tutorial on computational brain imaging. There will also be a 2-week long project where attendants in groups of 2 can readily apply the newly acquired computational tools to a research project. Attendants will work on those projects during the late afternoons and evenings and will make use of the data / model sharing initiative.

Lectures and tutorials take place in Harris Hall (1881 Sheridan Road), Lecture Room #L07 on Northwestern University Evanston Campus. Click here for a map

Aug 6-7
Gunnar Blohm
Philip Sabes
Sensory-motor transformations
Aug 8-9
Mike Landy
Paul Schrater
Cue combination
Aug 10-11
John Krakauer
David Ostry
Konrad Körding
Learning, adaptation and generalization
Aug 13-14
Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi
Jason Kutch
Neuromechanics & spinal cord
Aug 15-16
Brenna Argall
Byron Yu
Lee Miller
Robotics & brain-machine interfaces
Aug 17-18
Rhodri Cusack
Alex Wade
Scott Grafton
Computational neuroimaging
Aug 7 (evening)
Konrad Körding
Introduction to the data and model sharing initiative
Aug 17 (evening)
Luís Amaral
The secret of becoming a successful scientist

Lecture material will be available here.


Social activities

Aside from lectures and laboratory tutorials, there will also be social and professional events. Those will permit the participants to do social networking, discuss potential collaborations, exchange experiences and - most importantly - have informal contact with the lecturers and organizers. These events will include an opening (evening of Aug 5) and closing reception (evening of Aug 18), a weekend outing (Aug 12), as well as daily group breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Details about these activities will be provided in the final program sent to all participants prior to the start of the summer school.