Brain builders' open house: Nengo Summer School invites you

Friday, June 15, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

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. Among the brain-like computers used at the summer school is Braindrop, a new mixed analog-digital neuromorphic chip developed in collaboration with Stanford and Yale.

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.