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FENS-Hertie Winter School 2015 "The neuroscience of decision making"

January 11th, 2015 to January 18th, 2015
Universitätszentrum, Obergurgl, Austria

Decision Making, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience,

About the Event

The study of decision-making exposes principles of neural processing that underlie a variety of mental functions. The school will introduce students to recent advances emerging from computational, behavioural and neurobiological approaches to the study of decision making. The one week intensive course will cover a variety of topics, including perceptual and value-based decisions, sensorimotor control, volition, foraging and reinforcement learning. The emphasis will be on principles and mechanisms that can be understood at the systems, circuit and computational level. Lectures will cover experimental model systems spanning human, monkey and rodent, as well as tutorials on quantitative methods.

Confirmed Faculty:

Carlos Brody (Princeton, USA), Nathaniel Daw (Stanford, USA), Jan Drugowitsch (Geneva, Switzerland), Zach Mainen (Champalimaud, Portugal), Alex Pouget (Geneva, Switzerland), Matthew Rushworth (Oxford, UK), Michael Shadlen (Columbia, NY, USA), Daphna Shohamy (Columbia, NY, USA), Angela Sirigu (Bron Cedex, France), Xiao-Jing Wang (NYU, USA),  Daniel Wolpert (Cambridge, UK)


Universitätszentrum, Obergurgl, Austria (how to get there...)

The school will take place at the University Center Obergurgl, Austria. The Center is owned by the University of Innsbruck and is located in a high Alpine ski resort at an altitude of about 2000m (6300 ft) about 90 minutes drive southwest of Innsbruck.  The resort is all above tree line and ski rental and ski lifts connecting to the area are in walking distance of the Center.

Link to the local school's website

Registration and stipends:

Fee: 485€ covering tuition, accommodation and meals.
There are a few travel grants available for candidates from disadvantaged countries (please indicate in your online application). Any applicant in need of a grant should however first try to request it from the lab, institution or government if possible. Once an applicant has been accepted to the school, the available grants will be provided on the basis of need.

 Applications are closed.

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