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Emergent Functions of Neural Systems IGERT


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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Description:
One of the main goals of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Computation is to train future scientists to investigate the emergent functions of neural systems in the brain using a combination of computational and experimental approaches and/or to investigate the computational properties of brain-like processes and mechanisms. This goal is addressed by the MBC/IGERT graduate training program.. The program is supported by an NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Grant.

Our program is grounded in the idea that contemporary research on the emergent functions of the nervous system often depends on the synergistic integration of experimental and computational methods. In seeking to train students to integrate these methods, a flexible, learn-through-experience approach is needed. The program is built around a flexible program of individually-chosen courses and independent study that will allow each student to gain just the right background for their needs, followed by the MBC Research Experience, which generally will exploit the specific background acquired through the training. The program also seeks to provide a supportive overall training environment through course offerings, seminars, and other events that will help foster fuller integration of computational/quantitative and experimental approaches at many levels of investigation in neuroscience.


Participating Institution(s):
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Stanford University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Neuroscience
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
Statistics

Keywords:
Cognitive & Neural Systems
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Sciences
Computational Neuroscience
Human Perception
Neuroengineering
Neurology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 2/3/2017
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