International Conference on Cognitive Modeling 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

A small contingent of the CNRG (Computational Neuroscience Research Group) presented their work at ICCM (International Conference on Cognitive Modeling) this year.

Peter Duggins gave a talk on the effects of drugs (Guanfacine and Phenylephrine) on a spiking neuron model of working memory. [Paper]

Terry Stewart coauthored a paper with Michael Vertolli on a spiking neural model of supervised learning for auditory localization in barn owls. [Paper]

Congratulations to Peter Duggins for winning the Allen Newell Award for best student-led paper!

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Waterloo researchers among top in Canada

Chris Eliasmith writing on a whiteboardChris Eliasmith, Director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, received the prestigious John C. Polanyi Award  and is also an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.

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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.


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