Barcelona, Spain

Cognition Brain and Technology Summer School

when 2 September 2019 - 13 September 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 400

BCBT is positioned at the interface between biology and future and emerging technologies with an emphasis on the principles underlying brains and their translation to avant-garde technologies. For the 2019 edition, we plan a 1st week of the school with lectures addressing System-level understanding of the brain and its emulation in advanced technology. The 2nd week will include presentations aimed at the investigation of Learning and Memory, Brain Function, and Behavior. The last day of the school is dedicated to the student projects presentations.

Course leader

BCBT is organized by:

- Paul Verschure. ICREA and IBEC Barcelona, ES
- Tony Prescott, Sheffield University, UK
- Anna Mura, IBEC Barcelona, ES

In collaboration with
- Petra Ritter, Charite, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, DE

Target group

Master students, Ph.D. students, and researchers involved in projects that are in the ambit of ‘cognitive systems’ and ‘brain Inspired ICT.’

BCBT will offer up to 30 student slots for the practical workshops, while as many researchers can register to attend the presentations and discussion sessions as they are interested.

The atmosphere of the BCBT summer school is informal with the goal to stimulate in-depth discussion. There are 2 or 3 presentations in the morning, with the afternoons reserved for tutorials and projects for student participants and senior scientists with road-mapping workshops and further discussion.

Course aim

The BCBT school promotes a shared systems-level understanding of the functional architecture of the brain and its possible emulation in artificial systems.

Fee info

EUR 400: The registration includes all the lectures, tutorials/project supervision, everyday coffee break and lunch, welcome event and 2 social dinners. Accommodation is not included.