Chris 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.
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."
The two-week session ended Friday with a public demonstration of the brain models built by groups of participants.
It creates humanlike neural systems containing billions of neurons that can replicate human behaviour — a first in brain simulations.
His summer camp aims to teach researchers how to use the software to solve problems in their own disciplines whether it is neuroscience, computer science or psychology.
Full article: The Record | June 20, 2014