Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars

Chris Eliasmith has just been named an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars.

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Record: University “brain camp” showcases robots

Summer camp: it's not just for school-aged kids. A group of researchers, psychologists and computer scientists from around the world flocked to the University of Waterloo to attend a summer camp where they learned how to build brains.

Chris Eliasmith, director of the university's Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, affectionately calls it "brain camp."

Thursday, June 19, 2014

CBC The National: Artificial Intelligence

Tesla Motors CEO (chief executive officer), Elon Musk, warns about artificial intelligence.

Video:  CBC The National | June 19, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Building better brains at neuroscience event

Tomorrow, participants in a University of Waterloo-hosted workshop will be demonstrating large-scale brain models they have built over the last two weeks, running on laptops, robots, and specialized brain-like computers as they simulate neural functions.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014 Outstanding Performance Awards

Four of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN) faculty have received a 2014 Outstanding Performance Award: Chris Eliasmith, Sue Ann Campbell, Brian Ingalls, and Paul Thagard.

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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