Tuesday, May 31, 2022

CTN Seminar: Karim Jerbi (UdeM)

Karim Jerbi of the Université de Montréal & MILA will give (remotely unfortunately) our final seminar of this academic year on May 31 at 14:30 Waterloo time.

Title: Bridging AI and Cognitive Neuroscience

Zoom Link:available on request (britt@uwaterloo.ca)

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Category Theory for Cognitive Science

Category Theory for Cognitive Science will be a workshop/tutorial offered at CogSci 2022 July 27, 2022 in Toronto. Chaired by Centre Director Britt Anderson it is for all who are interested in new mathematical approaches to the problem domains of cognitive science.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Bots and Beasts. New book by CTN Founding Member Paul Thagard

cover of book bots and beasts

Founding member of CTN, Professor emeritus of Philosophy, and 2013 Killam prize winner Paul Thagard has a new book out: Bots and Beasts: What makes Machines, Animals and People smart.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Mayank Mehta to be rescheduled

No Seminar Feb 1, 2022

To an unanticipated conflict our first colloquium speaker of the term needs to reschedule. Mayank Mehta of UCLA will now present on March 8.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Winter 2022 CTN Seminar Speakers Confirmed

Winter Term Colloquia Speakers confirmed.


Feb 22 - Richard Naud (U Ottawa)

March 8 - Mayank Mehta (UCLA)


March 22 - Karim Jerbi (UdeM)

Additional details (exact times, titles and abstracts) will follow closer to the meeting times. Currently we anticipate virtual presentations, but are still hoping that we can arrange some in-person visits for later in the term.

Thanks to Bryan Tripp for all the work coordinating these visits.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

All Four Brain Day Speakers Confirmed

The speaker list for Brain Day 2022 is growing. Jeff Orchard has confirmed:

1. Frances Egan, Rutgers (website)

2. Jacqueline Gottlieb, Columbia (website)

3. Viktor Jirsa, Aix-Marseille Universite, France (website)

4. Lila Davachi,  Columbia (website)

Please mark your calendar for April 6, 2022.

Friday, October 15, 2021

New Course! Neural Networks

CS 479 “Neural Networks” (cross listed as CS 679) is a new course to be offered for the first time Winter 2022. The course is developed by Jeff Orchard (CTN Core member). It was developed over 4 offerings of CS 489 (“Advanced topics in CS”), and should be of interest to undergraduates and graduates with interests in theoretical neuroscience.  For details and pre-requisites please consult cs479.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Brain Day April 6, 2022

silhouettes of people climbing an image of a brain

Brain Day is coming back! Mark your calendars for April 6, 2022, as we begin our planning for a return to live Brain Days. The event will feature four speakers covering the range of philosophical, psychological, neuroscientific, and computational issues relevant for theoretical neuroscience.

  1. 2022 (4)
    1. May (3)
    2. January (1)
  2. 2021 (4)
  3. 2018 (1)
  4. 2017 (2)
  5. 2016 (6)
  6. 2015 (5)
  7. 2014 (7)
  8. 2013 (15)
  9. 2012 (2)

Bots and Beasts. New book by CTN Founding Member Paul Thagard

Paul Thagard, philosopher, cognitive scientist, Killam prize winner, and founding CTN member has a new book out: Bots and Beasts. bots and beasts book cover

The Meaning of Life

Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience founding member Paul Thagard has contributed a chapter on The Relevance of Neuroscience to Meaning in Life for The Oxford Handbook of Meaning in Life. You can find it, and more, at Prof. Thagard's website (pdf).