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Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience

The Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience was recently established at the University of Waterloo. The Centre is a growing research initiative of the University. The Centre consists of several labs focused on various areas of theoretical neuroscience (aka computational neuroscience). At present, the Centre consists of faculty members from Applied Mathematics, Biology, Psychology, Engineering, Philosophy, Statistics, Computer Science, and their students. The Centre has established a unique Graduate Program in theoretical neuroscience and hosts a regular academic colloquium series. The Centre also hosts the annual public Waterloo Brain Day lectures.

Events

  1. June 7–19, 2015Summer School 2015
All upcoming events

9th Annual Brain Day

The next annual Brain Day will be held April 8, 2015 featuring internationally recognized researchers from across North America. Video links from last year's Brain Day 2014  are now available online.

Waterloo researchers among top in Canada

Chris Eliasmith writing on a whiteboardChris Eliasmith, who has built a computer model of the human brain, is given prestigious John C. Polanyi Award. Details

How to Build a Brain

Chris Eliasmith’s team at the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience has built Spaun, the world’s largest simulation of a functioning brain. The related book is now available and for the full article Waterloo Stories.

Nengo

This is a collection of coverage of work with Nengo (Neural Engineering Objects) that has appeared in the popular press recently.