Computational Neuroscience of Prediction
15-18 April 2018: Rungstedgaard, North of Copenhagen, Denmark
Prediction is a pervasive requirement for organisms to be able to prepare for and adapt to complex, changing and challenging environments. Prediction is affected by cognitive and computational factors including limited capacity attention, risk and uncertainty, and affective biases; and it is the topic of a wealth of neuroscience experiments ranging from behavioural studies to powerful new approaches such as optogenetics. In this workshop, we will examine the problems and prospects for prediction from the combined perspectives of experimental and theoretical neuroscience, psychology and economics.
Organised by FENS in collaboration with The Brain Prize, these bi-annual conferences bring together outstanding researchers in key areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.
Application opens on 23 October 2017.
For more information see here.
The 2018 Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR) will be held January 14 - 19, 2018 in Whistler, British Columbia in Canada.
The mission of the Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR) is to provide a forum for the dissemination of all aspects of neuroscience at an annual meeting that offers cutting-edge science in formal sessions within a relaxed networking environment amenable to all. For more information visit this webpage.
The mission of the Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR) is to provide a forum for the dissemination of all aspects of neuroscience at an annual meeting that offers cutting-edge science in formal sessions within a relaxed networking environment amenable to all. To achieve this mission, the WCBR focuses on the following three sub goals:
To exchange neuroscience research between a broad and diverse audience of neuroscientists through panels, short courses, and posters on basic, clinical, and translational findings at all levels from molecular to behavioral.
To increase diversity in neuroscience including, but not limited to, the provision of financial support for junior investigators.
To provide education in neuroscience to physicians and other healthcare professionals through continuing medical education, and to lay audiences through outreach activities.
WCBR is a truly exhilarating meeting featuring broad overviews of basic and clinical findings in seminars and detailed discussions on specific issues in workshops and poster sessions. The first WCBR was organized by neuroscientists from UCLA near Lake Tahoe in 1968. There were 60 attendees. Now our meeting includes over 500 neuroscientists from all over the world who work in a wide variety of fields.
NVP Wintercongres 2017
The NVP is happy to announce that this year’s Winter Conference will be held from December 14 – 16, traditionally in Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond. You can submit your abstracts and register for the conference via this menu once submission and registration opens. Proposals for symposia need to be sent via e-mail to Dr Simon van Gaal – see the call for symposia for more information.
Important dates and deadlines
June 1 – Deadline submission of symposium proposals
July 1 – Organizers of selected symposia will be notified
October 1 – Deadline for abstract submission
December 1 – Program will be available
December 14 – 16 – CONFERENCE
SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE
47th Annual Meeting 2017
11th - 15th November 2017
SFN NEUROSCIENCE 2017 is one of the most innovative meetings within the Health, Science, Neurology, Research and Neuroscience aspects and it is organized by Society for Neuroscience. SFN NEUROSCIENCE 2017 is an annual meeting. SFN NEUROSCIENCE 2017 47th Society for Neuroscience's Annual Meeting at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Washington USA. More than 33000 attendees will attend SFN NEUROSCIENCE 2017 this year.
For more information and registration see here.
The Brain Prize Meeting 2017
With international top keynote speakers including the three 2017 prizewinners, The Brain Prize Meeting brings together young neuroscientists and top researchers at this high-level neuroscience event. For the full program see here, and for registration here.
Monday 30 October 2017 until Wednesday 1 November 2017
Hindsgavl Castle, Middelfart, Denmark
Peter Dayan, University College London, United Kingdom
Ray Dolan, University College London, United Kingdom
Wolfram Schultz, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Invited keynote speakers
Roshan Cools, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Patricia Janak, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Morten Kringelbach, University of Oxford & Aarhus University, United Kingdom and Denmark
Yael Niv, Princeton University, USA
Melanie Wilke, University Medicine Goettingen, Germany
Invited special lecture
Demis Hassabis, DeepMind, United Kingdom
'New Talent Talk'
Ciara McCabe, University of Reading, United Kingdom
The meeting is certified by the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and the University of Southern Denmark as an external Ph.D. course worth 1 (one) ECTS point. PhD students must submit an abstract to be eligible for the ECTS point.
Kamilla Miskowiak, Copenhagen University Hospital and University of Copenhagen, Morten Mørup, Technical University of Denmark, Duda Kvitsiani, Aarhus University, Jakob Kisbye Dreyer, University of Copenhagen, and Tanja Sheldrick-Michel, University of Southern Denmark
The Lundbeck Foundation in collaboration with Danish Universities and Danish Society for Neuroscience.
The Lundbeck Foundation is the sole sponsor of this meeting.
AUDIENCE AND LANGUAGE
The meeting is open to junior and senior scientists in the field of basic as well as clinical neuroscience. The number of participants is limited to 120. The language is English.
Participants are invited and encouraged to submit one or more abstracts. All PhD students attending are required to submit an abstract. Abstracts dealing with topics outside of the main theme of the meeting are also welcome. All submitted abstracts will be presented as either short oral presentations or poster presentations.
Submit abstracts in pdf format max 350 words to firstname.lastname@example.org att. Line Kristensen.
Poster size: A0 = 1189 (H) x 841 (W) mm.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 October 2017.
On October 23 and 24, Radboud University organises a Creativity Conference. We warmly invite you to attend our conference in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Leading researchers from over Europe, the United States and Australia, such as Prof. Mark Runco, Prof. Roni Reiter-Palmon and Dr. David Croply, are present to talk about their research findings and recent insights in the domain of creativity and innovation.
Moreover, we will reflect on where the creativity and innovation research field stands, the measurements we use, and where we are heading to with our research in the future. We also aim to set first steps in developing an international network of creativity and innovation researchers.
The two-day conference is open to academics working or interested in the field of creativity and innovation, but also to policy makers, business leaders and practitioners. Together with the latest group, we also aim to improve and accelerate the societal impact of our research findings.
The Creativity Conference is part of the Creativity and Innovation Week that takes place from October 23 to 27 at Radboud University.
The second Control Processes Conference will take place in the “Beurs van Berlage”, a historical conference venue in the heart of Amsterdam, the Netherlands on October 11-13, 2017. Welcome reception in the evening of Wednesday October 11, 2017.
Adam R. Aron, UC San Diego
David Badre, Brown University
Roshan Cools, Radboud University
Synopsis of Meeting
“Control Processes” brings together a diverse group of scientists each year addressing cognitive control function from a range of approaches and levels of analysis, including human cognitive psychology, computational modeling, neuroscience, anatomy, disease and disorder, and animal models.
See here for the program and additional information.
The objective of this three-day symposium will be to gather people from different research fields with different approaches (economics, ethology, psychiatry, neural and computational approaches) to decision making.
The conference will include 5 sessions:
Beliefs and decision-making;
Dynamics of decision-making;
Noise and variability in decision-making;
Hormones and decision-making.
April 15, 2017Deadline for Poster Submission
May 1, 2017Notification of Poster Acceptance
May 8, 2017Deadline for Registration
May 14-16, 2017Symposium Venue
For registration or submission click here.
Donders Ontmoet Onderwijs 2016: Focus & Flow in de klas
We willen leerlingen vol aandacht in de klas om de kennis op te zuigen die we aanbieden in de les. We willen ook graag dat leerlingen zich sociaal en creatief ontwikkelen. Maar gaat dit wel samen?
Op het Congres Donders Ontmoet Onderwijs 2016 dagen toponderzoekers van het Donders Instituut Nijmegen en bedreven workshopleiders je uit om mee te denken over thema's als aandacht, focus, flow en creativiteit in de klas.
Geïnteresseerden kunnen zich via deze website aanmelden.
Computational psychiatry is an emerging field built on recent developments in machine learning, computational and systems neuroscience, which promises to construct computational models of brain and behavior to help prevention, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. The symposium will focus on exchanging the latest ideas and observations on the computational and neural mechanisms of learning and decision making in the healthy populations and patients.
Organisers: Payam Piray, Roshan Cools & Ivan Toni
You can find more information and register here.
A NEW INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Synopsis of Meeting
“Control Processes” will bring together a diverse group of scientists each year addressing cognitive control function from a range of approaches and levels of analysis, including human cognitive psychology, computational modeling, neuroscience, anatomy, disease and disorder, and animal models. The first meeting will be held at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) on Nov 10-11, 2016.
Adam R. Aron, UC San Diego
David Badre, Brown University
Roshan Cools, Radboud University
For more information click here.
Organized by Ivan Toni and Roshan Cools
In this course you will learn how to use modern computational approaches to further your understanding of the human mind and its neural implementation. You will learn how to combine state‐of‐the art research approaches, adopting computational models of human behaviour and testing those models with neurophysiological and neuroimaging methods. This course will promote the integration of these disciplines and approaches, stimulating new ways of conceptualising human behaviour, and new lines of research to understand complex brain functions.
Confirmed speakers include: