News archive - November 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

CBC Radio: Saving the World One Idea at a Time

For many of us, that's just an expression. But for Canada's most outstanding researchers, it's a calling. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy in conversation with prize-winning thinkers about why they're driven to investigate some of the world's most pressing problems. Recorded at Rideau Hall, the 2013 Killam Prize Symposium celebrates the achievements of some of the Canada Council's Killam Prize winners.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mapping the Brain

Waterloo brain researchers, Chris Eliasmith, Paul Thagard, James Danckert, Richard Staines, and Bryan Tripp make headway understanding how we think.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Stephen Hawking's Brave New World

Science is about to change the world. Professor Stephen Hawking examines cutting-edge breakthroughs and their implications for the future in STEPHEN HAWKING'S BRAVE NEW WORLD. The six-part, original Canadian series returns for a second season. Hawking is joined by a crack team of scientists - including Dr. Carin Bondar and Professor Chris Eliasmith from Canada, Dr. Daniel Kraft from the U.S., and Professor Jim Al-Khalili and Dr.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Spaun: The first large-scale simulated brain that can perform tasks

Terry Stewart currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience will be speaking at the Centre for Knowledge Integration on November 15, 2013 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in EV3-1408. The title of his talk is Spaun: The first large-scale simulated brain that can perform tasks.

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Brain Day 2023 Videos On-line

The videos from Brain Day 2023 are now available on line at our youtube channel. Hope you enjoy.

CTN Masters Student Graduate Sugandha Sharma Appears on Generally Intelligent Podcast

Sugandha Sharma, masters student graduate of the University of Waterloo's CTN, discusses her research and time in the laboratory of CTN Founding Director Chris Eliasmith as well as her current PhD research at MIT on the Generally Intelligent Podcast. Give it a listen.

Sue Ann Campbell Presents at International Conference on Mathematical Neurosci 2022

Sue Ann Campbell (Applied Math/CTN core member) recently presented "Modulation of Synchronization by a Slowly Varying Current"  in July 2022 at the International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience; Watch it on YouTubesue ann campbell presentation image of spikes

CTN Research Day 2023 Oct 17 16:30 - 19:00 QNC 0101

The Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience will be hosting its second Research Day. This will be a chance to start the new academic year by getting re-acquainted with each other and the diversity of research conducted by CTN core and affiliate faculty. The format will be to have a number of CTN faculty share short overviews of their lab's and projects (16:30-17:30) and then, following a short coffee break (17:30-18:00), hear from a dozen current graduate students and post-docs giving short three minute talks on an aspect of their current research (18:00-19:00).

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