2013 Summer School in Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience
(CoSMo 2013)


We are very pleased to announce the preliminary 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 professional development lectures and an introduction to data / model sharing. There will also be a 2-week long project where attendants in small groups can readily apply the newly acquired computational tools to a research project (e.g. re-analyze data from the data base, build your own models, etc...). Attendants will work on those projects during the late afternoons and evenings and will make use of the data / model sharing initiative.

Aug 5-6
Gunnar Blohm
Niko Troje
Introduction - overview of sensory-motor control
Aug 7-8
Lena Ting
Stephen Scott
Limb motor control
Aug 9-10
Angela Yu
Paul Schrater
The Bayesian Brain
Aug 12-13
Kathy Cullen
Maurice Chacron
Sensory-motor transformations
Aug 14-15
Doug Tweed
Maurice Smith
Adaptation & learning
Aug 16-17
Rhodri Cusack
Nikolaas Oosterhof
Andy Connolly
Computational neuroimaging & MVPA
Aug 5 (evening)
Gunnar Blohm
Introduction to the data and model sharing initiative
Aug 12 (evening)
Don Aldridge (IBM)
From academia to industry - a practical guide
Aug 9 (evening)
Ken Rose
Grant writing 101 for Neuroscientists

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 4) and closing reception (evening of Aug 17), a weekend outing (Aug 11), as well as daily group breakfasts, lunches and dinners. There will also be organized on-on-one meetings of participants with lecturers of their choice. Details about these activities will be provided in the final program sent to all participants prior to the start of the summer school.