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Friday, June 17, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Waterloo's Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience invites everyone to an open house, the culmination of a two-week workshop that teaches researchers how to build sophisticated brain models. These international experts will demonstrate large-scale brain models running on laptops, robots, and specialized brain-like computers while simulating neural functions.<--break->

Simulations include bipedal locomotion, concept grounding, spatial representation, word association tasks, scene representation, and moth navigation. The projects reproduce behaviours involving seeing, learning, walking, navigating, and linguistic activity, using new kinds of robotic devices and brain-like computer processors. 

The workshop is focussed on using the Nengo brain simulator, developed by Professor Chris Eliasmith's lab in the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, to build state-of-the-art cognitive and neural models. This software was used to build the world's largest functional brain model, Spaun, and provides users with a versatile and powerful environment for simulating cognitive and neural systems.

All are welcome to the open house.

Cost 
Free
Location 
HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
Room 373
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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