Inside your head: CTN open house with computer brain models and robotsExport this event to calendar

Friday, June 19, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Researchers from around the world are at the University of Waterloo for a workshop at the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience to build sophisticated models of the human brain, which they will showcase on Friday.

Computer scientists, engineers, psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers will give demonstrations, involving robots and specialized brain-like computers that simulate neural functions.

The projects simulate human behaviours such as seeing, learning, spatial navigation and high-level action planning using new kinds of biologically inspired sensors, including an artificial retina and simulated skin that senses touch. 

spaun brain illustrationThe researchers are using the Nengo brain simulator, a program  that Professor Chris Eliasmith from Waterloo's Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience developed to build state-of-the-art cognitive and neural models. Eliasmith, CRC in Theoretical Neuroscience, used it to build Spaun, the world's largest functional brain model.

Cost 
Free and open to all
Location 
HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
room 373
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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