Scopul nostru este sprijinirea şi promovarea cercetării ştiinţifice şi facilitarea comunicării între cercetătorii români din întreaga lume.
Computational modeling and simulation have produced important advances in our understanding of neural processing. This intensive 2-week summer course, held at the Banbury Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory , focuses on areas of visual science in which interactions among psychophysics, neurophysiology, and computation have been especially fruitful. The course combines lectures (generally two 3-hour sessions each day) with hands-on problem solving using the MatLab programming environment in a computer laboratory.
Topics to be covered this year include: neural representation and coding; photon detection and the neural basis of color vision, pattern vision, and visual motion perception; oculomotor function; object/shape representation; visual attention and decision-making. A preliminary lecture schedule is currently available. Participants are also encouraged to present a course project, implementing a computational model of some aspect of vision.
We will accept 24 students (a mixture of PhD students and postdocs). Students should have experience in neurobiological and/or computational approaches to visual processing. Some computer programming experience is required. A limited amount of partial financial assistance is available on a needs basis.
An application for admission is available online. The application deadline is 15 March 2002.
E.J. Chichilnisky, Salk Institute
Paul Glimcher, New York University
Eero Simoncelli, New York University