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Reading group on integrative systems approaches in computational cognitive neuroscience




Content and goal:
In this course, you will explore research approaching problems in computational cognitive neuroscience by considering systems interacting through cortico-cortical and thalamocortical loops. On a weekly basis, we will discuss classic and newly emerging research articles decided by the instructors and decided amongst the group during the course. Each student, or group of students, depending on the number of students enrolled, will be required to prepare and present at least one paper, to guide the group through it and to lead the in-depth discussion. By the end of the course, you will have a wide understanding of the common conceptualizations and trends in this direction of research. You will be better at parsing papers - getting to the central messages quickly and assessing the validity of the claims being made.

Target audience:
Master students who have at least completed an introductory course in cognitive neuroscience or neurobiology and an introductory course to deep learning. Highly motivated bachelors students are welcome. Bear in mind that the course content will be complex.

Number of participants:
The number of participants in this course is limited. If more students than the maximum number apply, we will choose a subgroup based on fulfillment of course criteria (see "target audience" above), as well as past experience and, likely, motivation letters. The exact procedure will be communicated in the first session once we can tell how many students are actively taking part.

The course will be completed with a written report, to be handed in by each student, in which you will be asked to answer a guiding question or review a common theme among the papers covered. The course grade will be partly based on the weekly presentations and the report.

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Ort: 69/127
Zeiten: Do. 16:00 - 18:00 (wöchentlich)
Erster Termin: Donnerstag, 04.04.2024 15:00 - 17:00, Ort: 69/127
Veranstaltungsart: Seminar (Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen)


  • Cognitive Science > Bachelor-Programm
  • Cognitive Science > Master-Programm
  • Human Sciences (e.g. Cognitive Science, Psychology)