Call for applications for the RIKEN BSI Summer Program 2012

Research and Intensive Lecture Course Opportunities in Japan
“The Collective Brain: How does the collective interaction of neurons make our mind work?”

In this course, we would like to place our emphasis on the interaction or coordination of different components of the brain that allows it to function as an integrated system for controlling cognition, memory and behavior. Our emphasis is also on how the malfunctioning of these mechanisms might lead to abnormal states of the brain.

Plan A: Internship and Lecture Course, June 13 – August 8
Plan B: Lecture Course, July 3 – 11
*We will accept 15 interns for the Internship and Lecture Course (Plan A) and 30 participants for the Lecture Course (Plan B).
Deadline for applications: February 29, 2012

Invited Lecturers:
Francesco Battaglia, University of Amsterdam
Joshua Berke, University of Michigan
Laura Colgin, University of Texas at Austin
Gustavo Deco, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Howard Eichenbaum, Boston University
Joshua Gordon, Columbia University
Gilles Laurent, The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Shigetada Nakanishi, Osaka Bioscience Institute
Paul Phillips, University of Washington
Geoffrey Schoenbaum, University of Maryland
Erin Schuman, The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Jeff Wickens, OIST
Matthew Wilson, MIT

RIKEN BSI Summer Program 2012 Organizing Committee
Tomoki Fukai
Thomas McHugh
Hitoshi Okamoto

For more information and applications, visit our website